Turkey has concluded another critically important election. We congratulate Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan who has been reelected President and the incoming members of the Turkish Grand National Assembly. We hope that the election results will be propitious for our country.

The test of a strong democracy will continue for Turkey in the 21st century. The first steps of the new parliament will set a precedent for the future. We therefore hope that that parliament will establish standards and traditions that favor participatory lawmaking, effective checks on power and compromise among political parties.

Now that the election has concluded, the legislative and executive branches of government have before them a comprehensive reform agenda that requires urgent attention:

As the most prominent non-governmental organization that represents Turkey’s business world domestically and internationally, TUSIAD will continue to resolutely work towards achieving a strong democracy, a strong economy and greater welfare for society.