Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey

Hisarcıklıoğlu attended the YOIKK meeting

09.02.2018 / Ankara

Attended the Coordination Council for the Improvement of Investment Environment in Turkey (YOIKK) meeting, TOBB President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu stated that Turkey need to attract more investments, to achieve peace and prosperity through public and private sector cooperation to achieve its goals.​

The meeting of the Coordination Council for the Improvement of Investment Environment in Turkey, in which Hisarcıklıoğlu took part, was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdağ, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek, Minister of Interior Süleyman Soylu, Minister of Justice Abdulhamit Gül, Minister of Labor and Social Security Jülide Sarıeroğlu, Minister of Development Lütfi Elvan and Minister of Environment and Urbanism Mehmet Özhaseki.

TOBB President Hisarcıklıoğlu said in his speech that they’ve come together to improve the investment environment in Turkey and to facilitate the work of entrepreneurs.

Hisarcıklıoğlu said, “The public and private sectors need to work out the right strategy. We know very well that we are stronger and can move forward Turkey more together.

On the 5th of May last year, we, business community, stated the importance of a quicker decision mechanism at the YOIKK meeting. YOIKK is now more important than ever. The point we’ve come to today is really a source of pride. We’ve solved many issues unresolved for years in Turkey. We have seen the issue discussed since the day when YOIKK was established has been resolved today. There are very important issues such as the amendment of the Execution and Bankruptcy Law, simplification of the single stoppage in company establishments, simplification of construction permits and title deeds processes, reduction of costs and duration of foreign trade transactions, solving problems of SMEs accessing finance, e-government application and relieving the burden of our entrepreneurs. These are all revolutionary works. We all know very well that this process is not easy.”

Emphasizing that there is a great deal of labor behind all these endeavors, Hisarcıklıoğlu said that they are ready to do their duty as Turkish business community.

- Deputy Prime Minister Akdağ

Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdağ announced new reform packages at the Coordination Council for the Improvement of Investment Environment in Turkey meeting. Akdağ said, “We are aiming to enter the top 20 in the World Bank's ease of doing business index within 2 years. We believe that Turkey deserves it. We have prepared an action plan with over 100 points to this end.”

- Deputy Prime Minister Şimşek

Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek, speaking at the meeting also emphasized the need for studies to increase global investments, “We’ve seen how robustly resistant Turkey is against shock. We are expanding our endurance with the reforms that are coming today, with more on the way. Turkey’s strong performance will continue.”

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