Mustafa Sonmez


A money changer counts Turkish lira bills at a currency exchange office in Istanbul, Jan. 24, 2014. (photo by REUTERS/Murad Sezer)

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Can Turkey disprove IMF's dismal economic growth forecast?

Thursday, Apr. 27, 2017 | Mustafa Sonmez, Contributor

The International Monetary Fund expects the Turkish economy to further slow down in 2017, but Ankara believes it can disprove the forecast.

What’s next for Turkey’s economy under 'new system'?

Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2017 | Mustafa Sonmez, Contributor

Turkey’s new governance model, narrowly approved by a disputed referendum, adds more uncertainty to the country’s continued economic downturn.

Why Turkey’s growth data has economists scratching their heads

Wednesday, Apr. 5, 2017 | Mustafa Sonmez, Contributor

Turkey’s latest growth data, which suggests the economy rebounded strongly in the fourth quarter of 2016, appears out of sync with other key indicators, fueling doubts over Ankara’s new calculation method.

Turkey’s ‘megaprojects’ off to disappointing start

Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017 | Mustafa Sonmez, Contributor

In an outcome that many have long feared, Turkey’s “megaprojects” are underperforming, meaning the government now has to compensate the construction companies under contract terms.

Who really benefits from Turkey-Russia joint fund?

Monday, Mar. 20, 2017 | Mustafa Sonmez, Contributor

A Turkish construction company, which runs major operations in Russia and was the builder of Erdogan’s controversial palace, figures prominently in a deal to create a joint investment fund between the two countries.

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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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