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Turkey Resident Representative Site

What we do in Turkey

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.

International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings 1955 and 2009, Istanbul Turkey

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), and more recently by Hossein Samiei (2007-2010).

Mark Lewis, Senior Resident Representative of Turkey

Born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1962, Mark Lewis has been the IMF’s Senior Representative in Turkey since September 2010. Mr. Lewis has worked with the IMF for 17 years, and has extensive experience covering a wide range of countries and policy issues. Just prior to taking up his current position, he served as Mission Chief for Morocco and Division Chief for the Caucasus Division (covering Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, and Turkmenistan) in the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia Department. Before that, Mr. Lewis worked in the IMF’s Strategy and Policy Review Department, where he covered regional developments, including in Europe and Latin America. Previous country responsibilities included Russia and Ukraine. Prior to joining the IMF, Mr. Lewis spent several years at the World Bank, and before that, lived and worked for three years in the Southern Sudan.

Mr. Lewis has an M.P.P. from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and a B.A. degree from Swarthmore College.



1962 İsviçre Zürih doğumlu Mark Lewis, 17 yıldır IMF bünyesinde çalışmakta olup Eylül 2010’da Türkiye Temsilciliğine atanmıştır. Lewis, IMF’deki kariyeri boyunca, çok sayıda ülke ve ekonomik politikaları ile ilgili kapsamlı bir tecrübeye sahiptir. Mark Lewis, IMF Türkiye Daimi Temsilciği görevine atanmadan önce, IMF’nin Orta Doğu ve Orta Asya Dairesi’nde, Fas Misyon Şefliği ve Kafkasya Bölgesi (Azerbaycan, Ermenistan, Gürcistan ve Türkmenistan) Bölüm Başkanlığı görevlerini yürütmüştür. Lewis daha öncesinde ise, IMF Strateji ve Politika Araştırma Dairesi’nde, Avrupa ve Latin Amerika da dahil olmak üzere bölgesel gelişmeler ile ilgili çeşitli çalışmalarda bulunmuştur. Rusya ve Ukrayna da, geçmişte Lewis’in IMF kariyerinde sorumlu olduğu ülkeler arasında bulunmaktadır. Lewis, IMF’de çalışmaya başlamadan önce, uzun yıllar Dünya Bankası’nda görev almıştır. Lewis, Dünya Bankası’ndaki tecrübesi öncesinde ise üç yıl boyunca Güney Sudan’da çalışmış ve yaşamıştır.

Swarthmore Üniversitesinden lisans derecesi ile mezun olan Lewis, Kamu Politikaları üzerine yaptığı yüksek lisans derecesini Harvard Üniversitesi’nde (Kennedy School of Government) tamamlamıştır.



Useful Links


Ministries and Undersecretaries


Prime Ministry (available only in Turkish)

Ministry of Finance  | (In English)

(i) Revenue Administration

(ii) General Directorate of Budget and Control

(iii) General Directorate of Public Accounts

(iv) General Directorate of Revenue Policy

Ministry of Labor and Social Security

Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology

Prime Ministry Privatization Administration

Ministry of Development

Undersecretariat of Treasury

Ministry of Custom and Trade

Ministry of Economy  | (In English)

Capital Markets Board

Social Security Institution

Invest in Turkey


Data Sources


Turkish Statistical Institute

Central Bank

Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency

The Banks Association of Turkey

Istanbul Stock Exchange

Eurostat


Non-Governmental Organizations


The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey

Turkish Industry and Business Association

Independent Industrialists and Businessmen's Association

Tuskon-Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists of Turkey

Turkish Exporters Union

Association of the Insurance and Reinsurance Companies of Turkey

Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey

Foreign Economic Relations Board

International Investors Association

Real Estate Platform of Turkey

Turkish Young Businessmen Association

The Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation

Tesav- Social Economic and Political Research Association

Institute of Strategic Thinking

Bahcesehir University Center for Economic and Social Research

Koc University Economic Research Forum


Turkish News Sites in English


Today’s Zaman

Hurriyet

NYT`s Turkey Page

The Guardian`s Turkey Page

BBC Turkey Profile

The Turkish Weekly

The Daily Sabah


Journalists


(Unless otherwise stated, all columnists listed below writes in Turkish.)

Abdurrahman Yıldırım-Haber Turk

Ali Ağaoğlu-Vatan

Asaf Savaş Akat-Vatan

Deniz Gökçe-Akşam

Ege Cansen-Hurriyet

Ercan Kumcu-Haber Turk

Erdal Saglam-Hurriyet

Erinc Yeldan-Cumhuriyet

Güngör Uras-Milliyet

Güven Sak-Radikal

Hasan Ersel-Radikal

Kerem Alkin-Bloomberg Haber Turk

Korkut Boratav-Birgün

Mehmet Uğur Civelek-Dunya

Okan Müderrisoğlu-Sabah

Osman Arolat-Dunya

Sükrü Kızılot-Hurriyet

Suleyman Yasar-Sabah

Yaman Törüner-Milliyet


Bloggers


Emre Deliveli-Blogger (English)

Mustafa Sonmez Blogger (Turkish)