Zülfikar Doğan


People shout slogans during a protest in front of the Dutch Consulate in Istanbul, March 12, 2017.  (photo by REUTERS/Osman Orsal)

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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.

Turkey offers citizenship to foreigners with deep pockets

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 | Zülfikar Doğan, Contributor

To attract much-needed foreign currency to the country, Ankara is offering Turkish citizenship to wealthy foreigners, but given Turkey’s gloomy economic and political outlook, the plan may lead to disappointment.

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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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