Zülfikar Doğan


A board showing the currency exchange rates of the US dollar and the euro against Turkish lira is on display at a currency exchange office in Istanbul, Turkey, Jan. 11, 2017.  (photo by REUTERS/Murad Sezer)

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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.

What's behind curious gold traffic between Turkey and UAE?

Tuesday, May. 9, 2017 | Zülfikar Doğan, Contributor

Gold of almost similar worth has been traded between Turkey and the United Arab Emirates in the first quarter of the year, raising suspicion that some dubious transactions may be underway.

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.

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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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