Mustafa Albayrak

Keywords: United States of America, The Report of Barker, Republican People’s Party, Democrat Party, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development Report

Abstract

Turkish -ABD relations, which continiously improved when Turkey was realized under the framework of the Marshall Plan in üne with the Truman Doctrine at the end of World War II, reached an important position when Turkey became a member of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Monetary Fund in 1947. Immediately after these developments, President İsmet înönü's final prime minister Şemsettin Günaltay invited a specialist committee from the mentioned bank to Turkey in order to prepare a report on the problems of the Turkish economy and suggestions for Solutions. This specialist committee, which consisted of 15 members, came to Turkey when the Democrat Party came into power in 1950 and after preparing a detailed report on the situation of the Turkish economy, its problems and Solutions, presented it to new President Celâl Bayar in 1951. It is understood that this report, which is known as the "International Bank for Reconstruction and Development Report", directed and influenced government policies to a great extent during the 10 year period in which the Democrat Party was in power.