Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey

Kılıçdaroğlu accepted the Turkey – EU Joint Arbitration Committee

14.04.2014 / Ankara

CHP President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu accepted the Turkey – EU Joint Arbitration Committee (KİK) co-chaired by TESK President Bendevi Palandöken.​

Attending the reception held at the CHP head office were TOBB President Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, Türk-İş President Ergün Atalay, Hak-İş President Mahmut Arslan, Memur-Sen President Ahmet Gündoğdu, TİSK Board Chairman Tuğrul Kudatgobilik and Turkey Kamu-Sen President İsmail Koncuk.


The meeting was held closed to the press, followed by Palandöken’s address of the press wherein he reported that they have requested a softening in the political arena and a return of focus on the economy. Stating that the local elections are behind us, Palandöken stressed the need to focus on employment, sustenance and homeland and went on:


“Our visit, in essence, is about the continuity of unity, livelihood and honesty of the country.


It is necessary to soften rhetoric and refocus on economy, speeding up the EU process and pushing on with the work on the new constitution are among the issues which the country must focus on instead of the tension and stress of elections.”


Palandöken reported that they will have completed their visits following the BDP reception, after which they will be meeting with TBMM Speaker Cemil Çiçek and the President of the Republic Abdullah Gül. Palandöken said, “A busy agenda lies ahead. Presidential election as well as national elections. We hope that this period can be completed with a focus on the unity, livelihood and the feeling of trust. This is our country. We are all united in our hope for unity and livelihood of the homeland.”


Palandöken stated they will be issuing a declaration after the completion of the meetings.

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