Global investors can trust Turkey: PM Yıldırım

Global investors can trust Turkey: PM Yıldırım

ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
Global investors can trust Turkey: PM Yıldırım 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 Investment Advisory Council meeting in Istanbul, Yıldırım said there was no such thing as a “foreign” investor in Turkey, but only entrepreneurs.

“We share a common fate. You have contributed to this country for many years. You know that we can’t look at you as a foreigner. The concept of ‘foreigner’ doesn’t apply when investing in Turkey. Anyone who invests in Turkey is an entrepreneur of this country,” he said.

Yıldırım said the Turkish government would provide all opportunities without any discrimination to anyone who invests in Turkey.        

The prime minister said trust was vital for both local and international investors, who should have no doubt about trusting Turkey. “Trust, as you all know, is the biggest expectation for an investor. The continuation of confidence means the realization of new projects and new plans for investors in the long term. You should have no doubt about trusting in Turkey,” he said. 
Yıldırım said Turkey was safer than many countries in the world with its strong political power and stability. “Turkey is governed by a strong political authority which keeps renewing itself, continues to make structural reforms without letting up and meets the expectations of local and global investors.”
He said the Turkish economy growth needed to be “above a certain threshold.” “In order to secure 5 percent-plus growth, we are arranging our economic program accordingly. In doing this, we are not forsaking fiscal discipline.”        

The Turkish Economy Ministry was invited to the meet the CEOs of leading international companies – including Alstom, Alzahid Group Holding, APM Terminals, Bank of China, Bombardier, BP, Burgan Bank, Gemalto, Khazanah Nasional Berhad and Microsoft – to tout its improved investment environment and attract foreign investors.        

“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. We will see what we can offer you to invest here,” the prime minister added.  

“We will come up with new government incentives to whet your appetite to invest more in Turkey,” he said for 2017.