27.06.2012 / Ankara
Attending the June council meeting of the Ankara Chamber of Commerce (ATO), extolling the investment opportunities in Kırıkkale, TOBB President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu stated that the new incentives system presents investors with great opportunity and said, “We have no excuses in regards to investment anymore, this is a great opportunity for investment.”
TOBB President Hisarcıklıoğlu stated that he is from Kayseri but that he is an honorary citizen of Kırıkkale.
Joking that, “In order to go to Kayseri, you must first get your license from Kırıkkale,” Hisarcıklıoğlu provided information regarding Kırıkkale’s investment opportunities in light of the new incentives system.
-The new incentives system
Stating that the new incentives system is a very comprehensive new system designed according to the wishes of the Turkish private sector, Hisarcıklıoğlu said, “There hasn’t been such a comprehensive incentives system like this until today. For this, we thank our government. The new incentives system heralds a investment-friendly era in Turkey.”
Reporting that Kırıkkale has extremely qualified workers in the weapon production industry, Hisarcıklıoğlu stated that the Keskin Organized Industry Zone, located in the 5th region, is also prepared and went on to say:
“10 acres cost 16.5 TL. Cheap as dirt. All the amenities you could need are brought to you. 80% tax exemption. Invest in Kırıkkale instead of paying taxes. A friend used to say, ‘Whatever you are make sure there is a ‘-tor’ at the end of it.’ If you want to be a fabricator invest in Kırıkkale. We have no excuses in regards to investment anymore; this is a great opportunity for investment.”
Hisarcıklıoğlu emphasized that TOBB is ready to provide all the support needed by Kırıkkale.
Stating that Beşir Atalay is very important in Turkish politics as a Kırıkkale National Assembly representative and Deputy Prime Minister, Hisarcıklıoğlu said, “I would like to thank such a wise person on behalf of my country.”
- ATO President Bezci
ATO President Salih Bezci, pointing out the recent developments between Syria and Turkey, said, “This breach of humanity will not be able to regress the bonds of fraternity we’ve fostered with the Syrian people throughout the centuries.”
Bezci thanked the ATO council for the Ankara Shopping Festival. Stating that there is great interest in the Festival despite it being the first year, Bezci talked about the benefits of the festival.
A presentation introducing Kırıkkale was also made during the meeting attended by the Kırıkkale Governor, Municipality President, University Rector and Kırıkkale Representatives and businessmen.
-Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay
Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay provided information regarding the latest developments in Turkey and briefed businessmen on the investment opportunities in Kırıkkale.
Deputy Prime Minister Atalay stated that after the new incentives decree, they have followed a new path as Kırıkkale, working with everyone; from the governor to the municipality president, to the university, working together with all institutions in order to increase investments.
Stating that they will provide all necessary information to investors looking to invest in Kırıkkale, Atalay invited all businessmen to invest in Kırıkkale.