Turkish Central Bank committee member resigns ‘to return to academia’
ANKARATurkish Central Bank Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) member Ahmet Faruk Aysan resigned from his post on April 5 in order to return to academia.
Aysan had been a member of the MPC since November 2011.
He said he was stepping down to return to scholarship.
“I have spoken with Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek and [Central Bank] Gov. Murat Cetinkaya and resigned voluntarily,” he said, according to Anadolu Agency.
“I will continue my academic career at Istanbul Şehir University,” Aysan said, stressing the decision was made after conferring with officials.
Aysan’s fields of specialization are international finance, macroeconomics, political economy, banking and finance, econometrics, governance and development. Aysan is also a member of the editorial and advisory boards of several international journals, according to his biography on the Central Bank website.