The Board of Directors of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD) met with the leaders of political parties in Ankara on June 16-17, 2015. During the meetings, the President of the Board of Directors Cansen Başaran-Symes urged party leaders to compromise and underscored the expectations and policy priorities of the business world. President Başaran-Symes said, “We expect continued persistence in seeking compromise and the establishment of a government as soon as possible.” The full text of the statement is available below:
The Board of Directors of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD) released a statement following the General Elections of June 7, 2015. We extend our congratulations to all members of Parliament who have been elected and the political parties that will be represented in the Turkish Grand National Assembly. As representatives of the business world, we believe that the incoming Parliament will resolutely work toward raising the level of Turkey’s democracy, economy and social standards.
By: Yigal Schleifer / Washington American President Barack Obama and his challenger, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, have been spending this election season working hard to portray themselves as each representing a starkly different choice for American voters. But as the last debate in Florida between the two candidates made clear, when it comes to foreign policy issues, Obama and Romney are not really that different.
Thomas Seibert argues in The National that Turkey will be one on the foreign policy challenges the new U.S. administration must deal with. He writes: “With the Turkish-Syrian border in turmoil, Ankara is likely to press the new US administration for more help to support the opposition to the Syrian president, Bashar Al Assad.”
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