This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in Turkey, including the activities of the IMF Resident Representative Office. Additional information can be found on the Turkey and IMF country page, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with Turkey.

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At a Glance : Turkey's Relations with the IMF

  • Current IMF membership: 188 countries
  • Date of Turkey's membership: March 11, 1947
  • Quota: SDR 1455.8 million (0.61 percent of total)
  • Number of arrangements since membership: 19
  • Latest Article IV Consultation: December 05, 2014
  • Technical Assistance

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Turkey and the IMF


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Latest on Europe

Regional Economic Issues: Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe

November 2015 

The Regional Economic Issues (REI) report, published on November 13, 2015, assesses the macroeconomic outlook for the Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE) region in light of the latest global economic and financial developments.

Read the CESEE Regional Economic Issues report (PDF).

Read the Survey Magazine article, "Emerging Europe Sees Stronger Growth Ahead, but Faces New Risks."

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More Info on Turkey Office

What we do

The IMF office in Ankara follows economic developments and policies in Turkey, liaises between the Turkish authorities and the IMF staff in Washington, and coordinates IMF technical assistance. It is also a source of information about IMF views for the public, local and foreign analysts, investors, academic and research institutions, and Turkey's international partners and their diplomatic missions.

Annual Meetings Istabul 1955 and 2009

International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings 1955, and the Annual Meetings 2009 in Istanbul Turkey

Who we are

The office in Turkey was opened in 2000, with Odd Per Brekk as the first Resident Representative. He was followed by Hugh Bredenkemp (2004-07), by Hossein Samiei (2007-2010), by Mark Lewis (2010-2014) and more recently by Srikant Seshadri.

Useful links

Ministries and Undersecretaries

Data Sources

Non-Govermental Organizations

Turkish News Sites in English