Zülfikar Doğan

Tourists enjoy a beach in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya, a popular destination for Iranian tourists, in Turkey, July 25, 2016.  (photo by REUTERS/Kaan Soyturk)

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Turkey's drive to attract Iranian tourists hits political snags

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017 | Zülfikar Doğan, Contributor

Scrambling to compensate for lost markets, Turkey’s tourism sector aims to attract 2 million tourists from Iran this year, but Ankara’s erratic foreign policy could throw this target into jeopardy.

Calculated tension: Turkey talks big to Europe but holds back from economic steps

Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017 | Zülfikar Doğan, Contributor

Turkey’s flare-up with the Netherlands and Germany appears to be a policy of calculated tensions, aimed at maximum political gains with minimum damage ahead of a critical referendum in April.

'Spying imams' spark new crisis between Europe, Turkey

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 | Zülfikar Doğan, Contributor

Because of accusations of espionage, Turkey had to recall religious attaches and official imams from several European countries.

Erdogan presses for 1.5 million new jobs ahead of key vote

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 | Zülfikar Doğan, Contributor

Faced with a worsening economic downturn, Turkey’s president scrambles to achieve some improvement, even if transient, ahead of a critical referendum in April.

Will Turkey's new inflation calculations impact more than just economy?

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 | Zülfikar Doğan, Contributor

Realizing that double-digit inflation could negatively affect the upcoming presidential system referendum, Turkey has changed its method of calculating the inflation rate.

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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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