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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), by Hossein Samiei (2007-2010) and more recently by Mark Lewis (2010-2014).

Srikant Seshadri, Senior Resident Representative of Turkey

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.

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


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


NYT`s Turkey Page

The Guardian`s Turkey Page

BBC Turkey Profile

The Turkish Weekly

The Daily Sabah


(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


Emre Deliveli-Blogger (English)

Mustafa Sonmez Blogger (Turkish)