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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Our 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), by Srikant Seshadri (2014-2018) and more recently by Ben Kelmanson.

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At a Glance : Turkey's Relations with the IMF

  • Current IMF membership: 190 countries
  • Date of Turkey's membership: March 11, 1947
  • Quota: SDR 4658.6 million (0.98 percent of total)
  • Number of arrangements since membership: 19
  • Latest Article IV Consultation: April 30, 2018
  • Technical Assistance

Regional Economic Outlook Europe

October 20, 2021

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