Turkey Resident Representative Site
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.
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) and more recently by Mark Lewis (2010-2014).
Srikant Seshadri took up the position of Senior Resident Representative in Turkey in August 2014. Mr. Seshadri has had extensive experience covering economic, financial, and policy issues in advanced and emerging economies. He has worked with the IMF for 13 years. Immediately prior to taking up his current position, he was Deputy Chief of the Advanced Economies division in the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department of the IMF, where his principal responsibilities included the monitoring of G-7 and other advanced economies.
He has also served in various other capacities at the IMF, including in the Research, Monetary and Capital Markets, and External Relations Departments. Prior to joining the IMF, he also worked in the private sector as a sovereign risk analyst, covering a broad range of emerging and advanced economies.
He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Boston College, a B.A. in Economics, as well as a B.S. in Chemistry from Washington State University.
Ministries and Undersecretaries
Prime Ministry (available only in Turkish)
Turkish News Sites in English
(Unless otherwise stated, all columnists listed below writes in Turkish.)
Emre Deliveli-Blogger (English)
Mustafa Sonmez Blogger (Turkish)