Turkey in better condition than before elections: Bank chair
CİHAN PhotoTurkish İşbank Chairman Ersin Özince criticized pessimistic comments about the economy after the election and said Turkey is in a better condition than it was before the election in making constructive assessments, adding the new government must vow to make the delayed reforms to its people as soon as possible.
“I believe several businesspeople made baseless comments about the Turkish economy after the election. Is it time to be that pessimistic? The state will not burn down if a coalition government is established,” he said, in a speech at a meeting of the Bandırma Trade Bourse’s Women and Young Entrepreneurs’ Board in the Aegean province of Balıkesir, as quoted by Anadolu Agency.
Özince said it will, however, not be easy to make great achievements this year.
“I hope I am wrong. Let’s assume a super harmonious government is built soon. We then need to shift gears in a significant way. I mean, Turkey needs to vow to make the delayed reforms as soon as possible to its people,” he said.
He noted Turkey is one of the 20 largest economies, but there were many unemployed young people in the country.
“Turkey concentrates on what happens in internal politics too much. We, however, need to look what is happening outside to make progress. This is the responsibility of all of us. I refer to politicians, bosses and wagers… None of us should be afraid of constructive criticism… I believe, we are in a better condition than we were before the elections regarding this issue,” he said.