Mehmet Cetingulec


Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (R) and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif address a joint press conference following their meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Ankara, Aug. 12, 2016. (photo by ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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How Turkey-Iran trade deal collapsed in two years

Friday, Mar. 10, 2017 | Mehmet Cetingulec, Contributor

Mutual tariff cuts and the lifting of international sanctions on Iran have failed to contain the decline in Turkish-Iranian trade, hit hard by regional rivalry and political tensions between the two neighbors.

How forex market became a gambling house in Turkey

Friday, Mar. 3, 2017 | Mehmet Cetingulec, Contributor

Thousands of Turks, eager to make quick money, have acquired big losses in leveraged transactions at the foreign exchange market, leading the authorities to intervene.

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.

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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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