Zülfikar Doğan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the eve of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 6, 2017.  (photo by REUTERS/Michael Kappeler)

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Tensions with Germany expose rift in AKP ranks

Monday, Jul. 31, 2017 | Zülfikar Doğan, Contributor

The contrasting statements of Turkey's president and prime minister over the latest row with Germany signal a rift ahead of the 2019 presidential election.

Turkey’s economic dilemma: Win Qatar or lose the Gulf?

Tuesday, Jul. 18, 2017 | Zülfikar Doğan, Contributor

By backing Qatar, Turkey faces economic losses in the Gulf but improved economic ties with Iran

The collapse of Turkish army’s health and education system

Tuesday, Jun. 27, 2017 | Zülfikar Doğan, Contributor

Food poisoning incidents at military barracks in Turkey shed light on the far-reaching effects of the Turkish army’s loss of deep-rooted health and education institutions in the wake of last year’s attempted coup.

Defying Erdogan’s calls, Turks rush for dollars

Tuesday, May. 30, 2017 | Zülfikar Doğan, Contributor

A significant amount of loan money, released as incentives for the Turkish business community, appears to have ended up in high-yield bank deposits and foreign currency, reflecting widespread mistrust in the future of the Turkish economy.

'Plan B' for worried Turks: Move abroad

Tuesday, May. 23, 2017 | Zülfikar Doğan, Contributor

Under increasing political and economic pressure at home, thousands of wealthy Turks are buying property abroad to obtain residency permits.

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Zülfikar Doğan began his career in journalism in 1976 at the Yanki news magazine in Ankara. He has worked as a reporter, news editor, representative and columnist at Milliyet, Posta, Aksam, Finansal Forum, Star and Karsi newspapers, and as a TV programmer and commentator on the economy and politics for TRT-1, Star, NTV and CNBC-e. He is currently editor in chief and columnist at the Korhaber news site. 

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