Mehmet Cetingulec


A general view of Nizip refugee camp, near the Turkish-Syrian border in Gaziantep province, Turkey, Nov. 30, 2016.  (photo by REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

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Refugee influx to Turkey sharply rises

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 | Mehmet Cetingulec, Contributor

In the past five months, 551,000 new refugees arrived in Turkey, raising the total number to 3.551 million and the monthly cost to host them to $590 million.

What's next for hundreds of companies seized by Turkish government?

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 | Mehmet Cetingulec, Contributor

Turkey has a plan for handling almost 600 companies seized by the state for allegedly having ties to the Gulen movement, as the government looks to earn money for the Treasury.

Where has Turkey's foreign direct investment gone?

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 | Mehmet Cetingulec, Contributor

In the first half of this year, foreign direct investments in Turkey plummeted 54% compared to the same period last year.

How did Ankara's spending on Syrian refugees jump to $25 billion?

Friday, Sep. 30, 2016 | Mehmet Cetingulec, Contributor

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently claimed Turkey spent $25 billion on Syrian refugees, although he had cited $10 billion in February and even the number of refugees did not change.

Is Turkey backpedaling on expulsions following mass purges?

Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2016 | Mehmet Cetingulec, Contributor

Turkish officials have admitted that innocent people could have been victimized in the massive purges since the July 15 coup attempt.

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Mehmet Cetingulec is a Turkish journalist with 34 years professional experience, including 23 years with the Sabah media group during which he held posts as a correspondent covering the prime minister’s and presidential offices, economy news chief and parliamentary bureau chief. For nine years, he headed the Ankara bureau of the daily Takvim, where he also wrote a regular column. He has published two books.

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