TÜSİAD Statement on Snap Elections in Turkey
The Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD) called on authorities to ensure that early elections are secure, free and fair, in accordance with the rule of law and fundamental freedoms.
TUSIAD Statement on Presidential Elections in Turkey
The Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD) congratulated Recep Tayyip ERDOGAN on his election as President of the Republic Turkey and wished him success. TUSIAD released the following statement on Monday, August 11, 2014: “As the business world, our primary expectation is to end polarization and division in society that has reached a level that threatens democratization and development in Turkey. In line with his constitutional authority and responsibilities, we hope that our new president will assume a guiding and conciliatory role in reestablishing harmony among government agencies and initiating meticulous dialogue between political parties. “There is an urgent need to introduce reforms for democratization and development in Turkey, prior to parliamentary elections next year. For the success of this time period, the conciliatory and mediating role of the president is of critical importance. “As the voluntary representative organization of the business world, TUSIAD hopes that all political actors and institutions contribute to the improvement of political stability, welfare and tranquility in Turkey and that a culture of democracy takes root. TUSIAD will continue to contribute to this endeavor.”
Gül and Erdoğan congratulate Obama
President Abdullah Gül and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan congratulated President Barack Obama on his election victory. In his congratulatory letter, Gül stressed that ties between Turkey and the U.S. have strengthened and stated, “we are determined to maintain the model partnership and positive nature of our relationship.” Pointing to the regional and global importance of bilateral relations between the two countries, Gül underlined the importance of their partnership for peace, stability, and security in regions such as Central Asia, North Africa, Caucasus, and Central and South Asia.