Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has announced a project that will bring young people down from the mountains in the southeast where militants from the PKK terrorist organization are active. Explaining that centers will be established in eastern and southeastern Anatolia, Yıldırım said: "Factories will be built here. We will build factories and the private sector will operate them. We will purchase their products for a certain period. We will prepare jobs and opportunities to eat and have a better future for our citizens and youth there. That's how we will protect our youth and people in the region from terrorism's abuses." During the parliament group meeting he was speaking at, Yıldırım cited that Turkey has continued growing non-stop over the past 26 quarters. Calling on those who bet against the Turkish economy and say it is fragile, Yıldırım said manipulation and tricks will not prevent Turkey's growth "because Turkey has the nation's party," referring to his Justice and Development Party (AK Party). Saying that democratic and economic stability has improved in Turkey, Yıldırım pointed out that Turkey managed to become one of the world's top-five growing economies during the first four months of 2016.
According to Yıldırım, the secret behind these hopeful developments is trust and stability, and "Turkey's increased trust and stability are going full speed ahead with a powerful ruling party." Stressing that they were resolutely moving towards their 2023 goals, Yıldırım said "The nation should be strong so that the state can be strong, and the state should be strong so that the nation can be strong."