‘’Global investors who have contributed to the Turkish economy should have no doubts about trusting in it, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Oct. 27, touting the strong political power and stability of the nation’s administration. Speaking at the Ninth Turkish Investment Advisory Council meeting in Istanbul, Yıldırım said there was ‘’no such thing as a “foreign” investor in Turkey, only entrepreneurs’’.
“We share a common fate. You have contributed to this country for many years. You know that we can not consider you a foreigner. The concept of ‘foreigner’ doesn’t apply when investing in Turkey. Anyone who invests in Turkey is an entrepreneur of this country,”. The Turkish government would provide all opportunities – without discrimination – to anyone who invests in Turkey”.
The Prime Minister said trust was vital for both local and international investors, both of whom should have no doubt about trusting Turkey as an investment destination. “Trust, as you all know, is the biggest expectation for an investor. The continuation of confidence means the realisation of new projects and new plans for investors in the long term”.
Yıldırım said Turkey was safer than many countries in the world with its strong and stable political authority. “Turkey is governed by a strong political authority which keeps renewing itself, continues to make structural reforms and meets the expectations of local and global investors.”
He said the Turkish economy growth needed to be “above a certain threshold.and ”in order to secure 5 % plus growth, we are arranging our economic program accordingly. In doing this, we are not forsaking fiscal discipline.”
“We want your determination and your willingness to make investments in Turkey. Our task will be to clear your path and eliminate any obstacles you face. We look forward to your opinions and recommendations”.
He added, “In 2017, we will introduce even more incentives to encourage you to increase your investments in Turkey”.