"We will keep fighting"
Nihat Özdemir – Limak Holding chairman
"We strongly and vehemently condemn this attempted coup, which was organized against the will of our nation and will go down as a black mark in our history. We believe with all our hearts that there is no power in the Republic of Turkey beyond the will of our people. We will unwaveringly fight alongside all the institutions and state officials fighting for the protection of democracy."
"Coup affliction was fought down"
Mehmet Cengiz – Cengiz Holding chairman
"We stand with our nation and our state. This affliction was thankfully fought down through our belief in democracy and the prudence of our people. We need to protect the national will by continuing our solidarity."
"We set an example for the world"
Hüsnü Özyeğin – FİBA Holding chairman
"Our nation, police forces and patriotic soldiers set an example for the world by showing resistance. We won an unparalleled victory for democracy, thanks to the will of our people. May God's peace be on the souls of our citizens who lost their lives."
"How dare they?!"
Ahmet Nazif Zorlu – Zorlu Holding chairman
"I was shocked when I heard about the attempted coup. I could not understand how the world could experience something like this in 2016. How dare they?! I condemn this attempt."
"There was the same unity as during the War of Independence"
Mehmet Büyükekşi – Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM) president
"Those who could not comprehend Turkey's belief in democracy went as far as firing bullets at their fellow citizens and bombing Parliament. The great Turkish nation became one, just like during the War of Independence and showed the world that they would not let anyone lay a hand on their freedom."
"No intervention is acceptable"
Cansen Başaran Symes – Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen's Association (TÜSİAD) president
"No intervention against democracy is acceptable. We, as all parties and institutions, have to protect our democracy and democratic institutions."
"We reject the coup attempt"
Rıfat Hisarcıklıoğlu – Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) president
"We reject this coup attempt against our country and our nation. We do not accept this dagger in the back of our national will and democracy. We oppose this illegitimate attempt against the democratically elected government."
"We stand behind our government always"
Ömer Cihad Vardan – Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK) president
"Turkey is a country which indigenized a multi-party democratic system. The national will belongs solely to the people, and their ruling authority is the elected government. We oppose all type of coups and stand behind our government. Everybody should know that the age of coups in Turkey has come to an end."
"Happy victory for democracy!"
İbrahim Çağlar – Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ICOC) president
Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ICOC) held an emergency meeting to say: "We stand with the people against those with low hands to attack the national will." Çağlar said: "The ambitions of the coup supporters were drowned under the flood of national unity. Happy victory for democracy!"
"Today is the day to protect the national will"
Nail Olpak – Independent Industrialists and Businessmen's Association (MÜSİAD) president
"Those who wished to disrupt democracy and national will attacked once again. Today is the day to protect democracy and the national will. Let everyone know that we, as MUSİAD, stand with our fellow citizens to protect democracy and the national will."
Central bank to provide unlimited liquidity to banks
Turkey's central bank said Sunday it will cut the commission on daily liquidity options for banks to zero and that it will provide unlimited liquidity to banks to maintain effective operation of financial markets. The moves follow a coup attempt on Friday night that is likely to undermine investor confidence in Turkey ahead of the opening of financial markets today. The bank said in a statement it would take all necessary measures to protect financial stability and that all central bank markets and systems will stay open until transactions are complete. If needed, it will increase the current $50 billion foreign depot limit.
The bank further said that all markets and systems operating under the central bank would stay open until all necessary transactions are completed. Market depth and pricing will be closely followed and more precautions will be taken if needed to ensure financial stability.
Deputy PM to investors: We are in charge, no need to worry
Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek told investors not to worry after an attempted coup, saying on Twitter yesterday the government was in charge and had decided on "all necessary measures" after consulting with the central bank and treasury. He also said on his official Twitter account that political stability in Turkey had been strengthened after the failed coup and that macro fundamentals were solid. He said he would hold a teleconference with global investors later on Sunday. "We have decided on all necessary measures. We are in charge. No need for worry," he wrote.
Airlines take steps to compensate affected passengers
Airlines that canceled flights during and following the attempted coup have taken some steps to compensate affected passengers. The disruption in air traffic caused by the seizure of the control tower at Istanbul's Atatürk International Airport pushed airlines to cancel some flights until Saturday morning, when flights returned to normal.
Turkish Airlines (THY) Chairman İlker Aycı said they had cancelled 925 flights, adding that the tickets of passengers who were unable to board flights due to the attempted coup will be valid unconditionally and stressed that regular flights have resumed.
Other airlines have also returned to their normal schedules. Onur Air officials said flights from Atatürk airport have returned to normal since Saturday morning. AtlasGlobal announced that they had not canceled any flights and had added additional flights on Saturday. Pegasus Airlines announced that they were striving to continue flights from Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, and that they offer passengers the right to return or change tickets free of charge for flights scheduled before June 24.
$70 billion lost in one night
The Gülenist coup attempt that was repelled by the public on the streets across Turkey led to the highest rise in the dollar against a falling Turkish lira in the past eight years. The dollar surged 5 percent and reached TL 3.0157 on Friday night. The upsurge caused a $45.4 billion loss and $17 billion increase in outstanding external debt in one night while the value of foreign exchange accounts increased TL 25 billion overnight.
The Borsa Istanbul Stock Exchange issued a statement in the wake of the coup attempt, saying those who staged the coup attempted to occupy the stock exchange on Friday night. "This despicable attack failed as a result of the efforts of our gallant police officers and security staff who resisted by risking their lives."
The Banks Association of Turkey (TBB) also denounced the coup attempt in a statement, saying that they condemned the illegal act that ignored the will of the nation and targeted democracy. "We are protecting our democracy," the TBB said.
The chairman of the Association of Financial Institutions, Mehmet Cantekin, said that June 15 was a pivotal moment in Turkish history: "Our country successfully overcame this critical, historic turning point and showed the entire world that it is determined to progress on its course with democracy, stability and confidence."
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