President Erdoğan: We expect great economic momentum in the 2nd half of the year


President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan delivered remarks via videoconference at the opening ceremony of Kars Dam.

“When we came into power, there were 276 dams in our country. Today, we are inaugurating the 585th dam built in the last 18 years. Similarly, we have more than doubled our irrigation facilities.  We have realized investments that will help make the most effective use of Turkey’s water potential.”


“The concrete results of Turkey’s economic and democratic progress have been witnessed during COVID-19 pandemic,” President Erdoğan said. “We have managed the pandemic process, which rendered even the developed countries helpless, in an exemplary manner thanks to our healthcare infrastructure and food and hygiene products supply chain. This picture indicates the level Turkey has reached in the last 18 years in all areas from healthcare to education and justice, from security to social support, from transportation to agriculture and from energy to industry.”

President Erdoğan also highlighted the importance of the aforementioned infrastructure in reaching the aimed place in the global political and economic order which will be reshaped after the pandemic.

“We will, inshallah, get through this process quickly and reattain our previous growth rates. We expect truly great economic momentum in the 2nd half of the year. We are entering a period during which Turkey’s weight will be felt more and more in global production and supply chain. Our high-quality and dynamic manpower, strategic location and strong infrastructure are our greatest advantages in seizing the opportunities ahead. We are closer than ever to our goal to make Turkey one of the top 10 economies in the world. Surely our efforts can succeed only if we keep our country away from the pandemic. Therefore all 83 million citizens of our country have to act with the same sensitivity, care and resolve.”


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