First post-election messages from the business world

TIM President Mustafa Gultepe

After 14 May, the voters made their choice by going to the polls with great democratic maturity on 28 May. First of all, I wish the result to be beneficial for our country and our nation.
I would like to thank our ministers who worked with great devotion in the previous period to increase our exports.

With the completion of the elections, the atmosphere of uncertainty ended. Now is the time to focus on our work with all our energy. We are working with the vision of making Turkey one of the top 10 countries in exports. However, I must underline that we are going through a difficult period. Despite the high increase in costs since the beginning of the year, the suppression of the exchange rate damaged the competitiveness of our exporters. We started to experience losses in some markets that we could enter with great efforts. However, we cannot bear to lose the market. On the contrary, we should be able to show the flag in new markets with steps that will increase our competitiveness. We are even more hopeful for the new era.

We believe that we can quickly overcome the current problems with an economy management that knows production and export well and has a command of the dynamics of global trade.

ITO President Sekib Avdagic

Istanbul Chamber of Commerce President Şekib Avdagic said, “2023 is a special year for us, we have a lot of work to do. Great things fall on the new Presidential Cabinet for more production-export-employment. As the Turkish private sector, we will establish together the days when new achievements will be added and development will accelerate like a snowball.”

Avdagic, in a statement on his Twitter account, wished the election results to be beneficial for our country and nation.

In his statement, Şekib Avdagic said: “I congratulate Mr. Erdoğan, who was re-elected President with the favor of the Turkish people. May the results be good for our country and our nation. The selection process is over. 85 million, we must continue our march to the 21st century in unity and solidarity.”

TOBB President Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu

Our President, who won the favor of our nation with his success in the elections, Mr.

Congratulations to Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Once again, the national will was manifested in Turkey and our nation made its choice with foresight. Good luck to our country and our nation. In the second round of the Presidential Election, our nation protected its future and democracy, demonstrating once again that our country has a strong and solid democracy tradition.

The election period is now over. Yesterday is yesterday. Today is the time to say new things. It is time to better understand how we have come to this day, when we celebrate the 100th anniversary of our Republic, and to work harder for a more peaceful, happier and more prosperous Turkey in the second century of our Republic.

ICI President Erdal Bahçıvan

Our nation, with a maturity worthy of the tradition of democracy; In the second round elections held after 14 days, our President, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, gave the authority to rule our country for another 5 years.

Congratulations to Mr. Erdogan. May the election results be good for our country and our nation.

Now is the time to focus on the fundamental issues of our country. It’s time to work together for a peaceful and prosperous society by moving our economy to a developed point.

DEİK President Nail Olpak

We left behind another election, which is a necessity of democracy, with maturity. I congratulate our President, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was elected once again with the will of our nation, and wish the results to be beneficial for our country and nation.

One of the important agendas of Turkey in the new period will be the continuation of balanced economic development in stability. As the business world, after the election agenda, we will continue to invest and export more, create added value and employment, and work with all our strength for our country, as always.

We will further maintain our foreign economic relations all over the world through our Commercial Diplomacy activities.

Orhan Turan, President of TUSIAD

We congratulate Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who was elected President in the second round of Presidential elections held today. We congratulate once again the political parties and deputies who won the right to enter the parliament in the parliamentary election two weeks ago. After the election, it is important that the new executive and legislative bodies quickly implement the steps that will raise our country’s level of economic, democratic, social and environmental development to a leading position in international standards. As we enter the second century of our Republic, as the business world, we will continue to work towards the goal of surpassing the contemporary civilization level of our Republic.

Ozgur, President of TİSK Burak Akkol

Özgür Burak Akkol, Chairman of the Board of the Turkish Confederation of Employers’ Unions (TİSK), published a message on the occasion of the election we left behind.

TİSK Chairman of the Board of Directors Akkol stated the following in his message:

We congratulate Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who was elected as the 13th President of the Republic, and wish that the election will be beneficial for our country.

Now we are in a process where we have to work more than ever and produce together as a country. As employers, we hope that the social welfare environment will improve in the new period and that our country’s competitiveness will move to higher levels. We believe that this wish will be possible by focusing on our working life and with social dialogue.

For this, as the Confederation of Turkish Employers’ Unions, we stand by our state and our nation as always. We have carried out all the works we have carried out so far, in cooperation with all stakeholders, on the axis of workers, employers, public benefits and social dialogue. We worked together on many issues that directly concern working life, especially the exclusion of the amount up to the minimum wage in all wages and the introduction of the White Flag application. Once again, thank you for all the work we have done in cooperation. We fully believe that the work we have done so far will continue to increase in the new period as well. From now on, we will continue to make every contribution to carry our country and our working life to the best point with all our experience. On this occasion, we wish once again that the election will be beneficial for our country, and once again congratulate the 13th President of Turkey, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Adil Pelister, President of İKMİB

I congratulate Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who was re-elected President with the will of our nation, who made his choice with democratic maturity, and I wish that the election result will be beneficial for our country and our nation.

Now that the election agenda is complete, we must focus on the economic agenda. We expect that the investment environment will be improved, the inflation rate gap will be narrowed, the inflation-interest balance will be ensured and access to finance will be facilitated with the economic policies to be re-determined in line with the expectations and needs of our exporters as soon as possible.

As the chemical industry, which is the driving force of exports, which makes the biggest contribution to the development and economy of our country, we will continue to work with all our strength to break new records in the 100th year of our Republic.

TESK President Bendevi Palandoken

In his written statement, the President of the Confederation of Turkish Tradesmen and Craftsmen (TESK), Bendevi Palandöken, wished the results of the Presidential Election to be beneficial for Turkey.

Emphasizing that the elections are an important process in which the will of the people, one of the most fundamental elements of democracy, is manifested, Palandöken said:

“Every citizen who has the right to vote, went to the ballot box and voted as a requirement of democracy. Our people’s participation at the ballot box and their conscious attitude towards the right to vote and be elected have once again revealed our country’s trust in democracy. For this reason, it will be beneficial to everyone who fulfills their civic duty selflessly and to our country. I congratulate Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who won the election and became President again, and I hope to see better days in which our country’s 100th anniversary will become stronger and our level of prosperity will increase.”

TMB President Erdal Eren

Erdal Eren, President of the Turkish Contractors Association (TMB), announced that as the business world, they expect structural reforms that will strengthen the country’s economy to be put on the agenda with the aim of sustainable growth and increase in welfare.

Eren made evaluations about the results of the 2nd round of the Presidential Election and explained the expectations of the contractors for the new period.

Pointing out that the President and Deputy General Elections, held in the 100th anniversary of the Republic, were held with high participation rates, Eren said, “In this sense, the elections took their place in history as an important democracy experience. On behalf of the TMB Board of Directors, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. I congratulate the 28th term deputies of the Parliament,” he said.

Pointing out that steps are needed to ensure predictability in the overall economy in the fragile global environment, to produce solutions to prominent problems and to improve the investment environment, Eren continued as follows:

“As the business world, we expect structural reforms that will strengthen our country’s economy to be put on the agenda with the goal of sustainable growth and increase in welfare. In this sense, we should all start working hand in hand without wasting time. We believe that we will achieve new successes abroad as our country’s brand ambassadors, while working hard in our country with the support of our relevant institutions.”

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