Top bosses greet incoming prime minister
Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TİM) Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi has greeted Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s prime ministry nomination. DHA PhotoThe Turkish business community has released messages welcoming Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu as the country’s 26th prime minister, succeeding President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Independent Industrialists and Businessmen’s Association (MÜSİAD) Chairman Nail Olpak congratulated Davutoğlu, expressing his and his association’s pleasure with Davutoğlu’s nomination as prime minister.
“Prof. Davutoğlu is a figure who has left important marks in the country over the past 10 years with his deep knowledge in various fields,” Olpak said in his statement.
Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TİM) Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi also wished the new prime minister success, whose Prime Ministry and party chairmanship will be approved after a party vote on Aug. 27.
The businessman said he “worked closely and efficiently” with Davutoğlu throughout his tenure as foreign minister.
“Our exporters know Davutoğlu very well, as he has had a visionary impact on the country’s foreign policy over the past 12 years and has offered great services as minister since 2009. We believe this great thinker and statesman, who has assisted Turkey in ascending as a trading nation and opened the doors for our exporters to conduct business in new regions, will protect our [Turkey’s] stability and trust,” Büyükekşi said.