Turkish leader pledges structural reforms
Announcing a series of recovery plans on economic policies, including structural reforms and financial stability, the Turkish president Wednesday vowed to open a new era to improve the country's investment climate.
"WE WILL STRENGTHEN MACROECONOMIC STABILITY"
Speaking at the parliamentary group meeting of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party in the capital Ankara, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said new steps will be taken soon to improve the investment climate and make the country's economic policies more effective.
"We will achieve our goals by building economic policies on three pillars: price stability, financial stability, and macroeconomic stability. For this, we are preparing a favorable environment for long-term savings and investments," he said.
Erdoğan went on to say that Turkey will focus more on gaining confidence and credibility in economic policies and reduce the country's risk premium. "We are building a growth structure which creates qualified employment, does not cause inflation and current account deficit, and is financed mainly by domestic savings and direct international investments," he noted.
Turkey will hold a series of meetings with international investors to talk about opportunities, potential, and support the country will provide for them, Erdoğan said.
"We are also in the preparations for structural reforms in areas such as improving the investment environment, increasing the depth of financial markets, increasing the quality of public revenues and expenditures, preventing informality and good governance," he added.
The country will also take new steps in strengthening the rule of law, predictability, easy accessibility, as well as fast and efficient judicial system in the coming months, the president noted. "We will strengthen macroeconomic stability by increasing the harmony between monetary and fiscal policies and financial policies, thanks to effective decision-making mechanisms," he stressed.
"Treasury and Finance Ministry and the Central Bank in finance side, Trade Ministry and Industry and Technology Ministry in the real sector side, along with other ministries and business people, we all are working together to make a new economic leap in Turkey," he highlighted.
Turkey is launching a new mobilization focused on stability, growth and employment, with the awareness that a country without a strong economy cannot protect its gains in other areas, Erdoğan added. "The positive trend in market indicators, with the appointment of our new Central Bank governor and the new treasury and finance minister, indicates we are on the right track," the president underlined.