TÜSİAD Statement on the General Elections in Turkey
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.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the Çankaya Presidential Palace in Ankara, Sept. 12. (AA Photo) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held talks in Ankara on Sept. 12 to shape the strategy in the fight against jihadists in Iraq and Syria, as Turkey reiterated its readiness for “merely humanitarian assistance” in the region, instead of getting involved in combat operations. Read more coverage from Hurriyet Daily News here.
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, met Monday with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, to gauge Turkey’s willingness to participate in an American-led coalition against the militant group ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. (Reuters) The Obama administration on Monday began the work of trying to determine exactly what roles the members of its fledgling coalition of countries to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria will play, with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel huddled with the leaders of the one country the administration has called “absolutely indispensable” to the fight: Turkey. More coverage from the New York Times here.
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(photo by REUTERS/Rasit Aydogan) When Obama wants to talk to his Turkish counterpart, will Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu now be on the other end? Or will President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continue to fill that role, even in his new position? Henri Barkey explores this question here.
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.”