Come back call from Davos to Turkish Prime Minister
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
Erdoğan has not participated in the forum since the notorious spat between himself and the moderator of a discussion with former Israeli President Shimon Peres in 2009. AA PhotoThe World Economic Forum hopes to see Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip return to the Davos summit “as soon as possible,” the European coordinator of the group said on Jan. 22.
Martin Bruncko said the relationship between Turkey and the forum was in a “perfect state,” despite the crisis that broke out between the moderator and Erdoğan in 2009, according to Anatolia news agency.
“We always appreciate participation of leaders in our meetings. We believe that Prime Minister Erdoğan would like to join us too, but he hasn’t been able to because of his busy schedule. This year a strong, senior level delegation, including Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, will attend the World Economic Forum. We hope to see Turkey’s Prime Minister in Davos as soon as possible,” Bruncko said.
Erdoğan has not participated in the forum since the notorious spat between himself and the moderator of a discussion with former Israeli President Shimon Peres in 2009.
This year’s Davos summit opened yesterday in Switzerland. Bruncko stated that the main theme of the meetings this year had been determined as “resilient dynamism,” in order to remind world leaders of the necessity for dynamism in growth. He said that some economical risks and measures, which need to be specified, should be taken in order to maintain dynamism.
Bruncko named Turkey as an example of resilient dynamism, praising it as “one of the most dynamic economies in the world, not just Europe.”
Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz, Family and Social Policies Minister Fatma Sahin, as well as Central Bank Governor Erdem Basci are all expected to take part in the global event, scheduled to end on Jan. 27.
Prominent figures from the Turkish business world such as Güler Sabancı, Ferit Şahenk, Ahmet Çalık, Cuneyt Zapsu, Tuncay Özilhan and Arzuhan Doğan Yalçındağ, as well as acclaimed Turkish novelist Elif Şafak will all participate in the economic forum.
Other major participants include German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, as well as U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, IMF chief Christine Lagarde and President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim.