Mustafa Sonmez


A general view shows the audience before a speech of Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci in Cologne, Germany, March 5, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)

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The Turkish economy's mysterious rebound

Friday, Jun. 23, 2017 | Mustafa Sonmez, Contributor

The Turkish economy's surprise 5% growth rate in the first quarter has stirred controversy, fueled mostly by a new calculation method adopted last year.

Turkey's economic interests dictate balanced stance in Gulf crisis

Thursday, Jun. 15, 2017 | Mustafa Sonmez, Contributor

Through analyzing Gulf investment into Turkey, it is obvious that taking sides in the GCC dispute could have a detrimental effect on Turkey's economy.

As Trump stumbles, Turkish economy comes back from brink of crisis

Wednesday, Jun. 7, 2017 | Mustafa Sonmez, Contributor

US President Donald Trump's underperformance on his pledges has led global funds to return to emerging economies, which helped Turkey to escape an economic crisis, though not without a growing baggage of problems.

Qatari money increasingly important for Turkey

Wednesday, May. 31, 2017 | Mustafa Sonmez, Contributor

Growing ties with Qatar have become a hallmark of Turkish regional policy under the Justice and Development Party, with the two countries now readying to establish a joint wealth fund.

Turkey's AKP manages to fend off economic crisis, but at what price?

Tuesday, May. 23, 2017 | Mustafa Sonmez, Contributor

The Turkish government has succeeded in fending off a full-blown economic crisis, but its measures have made the economy less resilient against future contractions.

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Mustafa Sonmez is a Turkish economist and writer. He has worked as an economic commentator and editor for more than 30 years and authored some 30 books on the Turkish economy, media and the Kurdish question.

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