Turkey’s business community gives new PM Yildirim a cautious welcome

21/05/2016

Turkey's PM Binali YildirimDelegates from Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) delegates will tomorrow gather in Ankara on Sunday to rubber stamp the appointment of Transport Minister Binali Yildirim as the country’s new Prime Minister and party chairman after the resignation of Ahmet Davutoglu.
While critics claim that his appointment is due to President Erdogan’s desire for a more compliant PM, Yildirim is being given a cautious welcome by the country’s buisinessmen and women who are hopeful that he will continue his support for Turkey’s infrastructure ‘megaprojects’ which has seen more than $85.5bn invested in recent years. 
Nail Olpak, chairman of the Independent Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (MÜSIAD) said he believed Yildirim would continue to make significant contributions to the country with his extensive experience and broad vision, while the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TIM) issued a written statement welcoming Yildirim’s candidacy. “We believe this is a major step toward the achievement of our 2023 objectives in terms of harmony and stability. We highly appreciate Yildirim for his efforts and success in spurring infrastructure investments and development projects. We wholeheartedly believe the new Cabinet to be formed under Yildirim’s tenure will endeavour to conduct more investments, production and exports in the upcoming years in line with our 2023 goals.” 

Source: dailysabah