We congratulate the incoming mayors and wish them success in their terms in office, focused on quality of life, smart city technologies and sustainable development goals. Now that the municipal elections have been completed, the time ahead of us free from elections and political campaigning is an important opportunity for economic, social and political reforms.
TÜSİAD President Simone Kaslowski attended the EU – Turkey High Level Economic Dialogue meeting in Istanbul today with Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak and Jyrki Katainen, Vice President of the European Commission. TÜSİAD President Simone Kaslowski underlined the importance of a better functioning rules-based market economy, rule of law and robust democracy. To this end, Kaslowski reiterated that the business community actively supports Turkey’s Accession Partnership with the EU.
The 49th General Assembly of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD) convened in Istanbul today and elected a new Board of Directors. Simone Kaslowski was elected President of TÜSİAD. Murat Özyeğin, Mehmet Tara and Bahadır Balkır were elected Vice Presidents. Tuncay Özilhan has been re-elected President of the High Advisory Council of TÜSİAD.
The President of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD) Erol Bilecik delivered opening remarks at the High Advisory Council meeting, which convened this morning in Ankara. The High Advisory Council is a biannual deliberative conference where the business world takes stock of domestic and global political and economic developments and offers suggestions to policy makers from a business perspective. The Minister of Education was also in attendance.
TUSIAD PRESIDENT EROL BILECIK: “WE EXPECT THAT THE NEW ECONOMIC PROGRAM DELIVERS CONCRETE RESULTS SWIFTLY” The New Economic Program announced by the Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak contains realistic targets. In particular, we welcome increased austerity measures, the continuation of fiscal discipline, the fight against the informal economy, tax policies, support for high-value added production, and the commitment to reducing the current account deficit. We hope that the program will implemented fully and that concrete results will be achieved quickly.