"May our unity be eternal and economy our agenda."
02 May 2019 Thursday

The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) 75th General Assembly was held with the participation of President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the TOBB Economics and Technology University (ETU) Hall. TOBB President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, in his speech at the general assembly, emphasizing the theme of "may our unity be eternal and economy our agenda," stated that the business world wants the agenda to focus on the economy in the coming period. Hisarcıklıoğlu said, "We believe that, with our President’s executive and reform-oriented approach, we will enter a period of renewed economic leaps forward. No obstacle is so big that we can't overcome; no walls so strong that we cannot break. This is the day to rise and leap forward through cooperation."

TOBB President reminded that the election process, which has been going on for almost a year with general and local elections, is over, “We have a period of four years without elections. We should consider this opportunity well, and turn it into a period of uninterrupted action. Let’s maintain stability and grow Turkey through reform.”

Hisarcıklıoğlu proposed to make the economy the first item of the agenda and stressed that structural reforms which would increase competitiveness should be implemented one after the other.