Economic policy

Turkey pursues proper economic policy: Erdoğan


On May 27, the Turkish President spoke in favor of the country’s economic policy program, stressing that it is coherent and appropriate given the current situation in the world.


President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of Turkey’s Foreign Economic Relations Council (DEİK) headquarters in Istanbul.

Erdoğan stressed that the country is looking for an economic solution that promotes production, employment and exports rather than the imposition of linked interest and inflation.

“DEİK, brought to Turkey by the late Özal, is the driving force and symbol of the power of Turkish business in the international arena. I remember with gratitude all those who have assumed functions in the administration, business councils and activities of DEİK since its establishment, and with mercy those who have passed away. Jointly founded by all major entities and institutions of our country’s business community, DEİK is the largest and most inclusive platform in its field,” he said.

Noting that greater tasks now await DEİK as Turkey prepares to become one of the world’s top 10 economies, President Erdoğan said: From the Turkish business community, DEİK will have obtained an infrastructure worthy of its objectives with the inauguration of its headquarters today. I hope the DEİK headquarters can lead to auspicious developments for our country and our business community.

Congratulating the recipients of the economics awards presented at the ceremony, Erdoğan expressed his gratitude to all those who contribute to production, exports and employment in Turkey, and said: “No one can deny that it is I who, as someone who has dedicated his life to the politics of services and projects, understands you best and supports you the most.


Describing the perseverance, determination and efforts of DEİK members as the best assurance of Turkey’s ability to achieve its economic goal with a new economic program based on the principle of growth through investment, employment, production, exports and current account surplus, President Erdoğan said: “Just as we have made ‘possible’ any work considered ‘impossible’, or ‘feasible’ any work considered ‘unfeasible’, and just as we have achieved victory in every struggle considered ‘insurmountable’ over the past 20 years, we will achieve this goal as well together.