Turkish presidential office sees highest budget increase in 2015
The presidential office’s budget will see a 93 percent higher budget this year. The new presidential building will have the biggest share in the new budget.As the shares of Turkey’s 2015 budget are revealed, the presidential office has seen the highest increase in its share of the budget, according to daily HaberTürk. Turkey’s 2015 budget has emerged at 473 billion Turkish Liras, with the share allocated to investment totaling 41 billion liras.
The budget of the public institution will have an average increase of 8.3 percent while the presidential office will see the highest increase with 97 percent, according to the report. The new budget has been published in the Official Gazette.
The presidential office, known as Çankaya, has increased from 201.5 million liras to 397 million liras. The personnel allowances in the presidential office have increased from 47 million liras to 80 million liras.
The presidential office’s purchase of goods and services allowances has increased from 71 million liras to 144 million liras. Its investment spending has increased from 75.2 million liras to 158 million liras.
The presidential offices budget will be 434.1 million liras in 2016 and it will increase to 464.3 million liras in 2017. The new building built inside the Atatürk Forest Farm and used by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will have the most significant share in the increased budget.
The presidential office’s budget increase is followed by the Development Ministry’s budget increase, as it will see a 93 percent higher budget this year. The Development Ministry’s budget has increased from 971 million liras to 1.9 billion liras, with 741 million liras of this increase to be composed of capital transfer including the sources transferred to the public economic enterprise.