IMF to study impact of July 15 coup attempt on Turkish economy
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 8
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has not yet fixed the influence of the attempted military coup in Turkey on the country’s economy, RIA Novosti reported citing Poul Thomsen, director of the IMF’s European Department.
The IMF will send a regular mission to Turkey in the coming weeks, said Thomsen at a press briefing, which was held on the sidelines of the World Bank’s autumn meeting.
On July 15 evening, Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country. Meanwhile, a group of servicemen announced about transition of power to them.
However, the rebelling servicemen started to surrender July 16 and Turkish authorities said the coup attempt failed.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said the death toll as a result of the military coup attempt stood at 246 people, excluding the coup plotters, and over 2,000 people were wounded.