Turkey's top business associations came together to express their increased determination to produce more and accelerate their work to develop the Turkish economy further following the failure of the attempted coup on Friday
Twelve big business associations of Turkey gathered Monday in order to express that their determination to produce more and to progress with their reformist works has been fostered even further following the failed coup attempt on Friday, blocked by the nation's will.
Announcing their common manifesto called "From Darkness to Illumination" in Istanbul, 12 business associations representing the voice of the Turkish business world, including Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK), Independent Industrialists and Businessmen's Association (MÜSİAD), Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) and Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (İTO), expressed that they strongly oppose any kind of anti-democratic attempt, adding that they do not recognize any other will, other than the nation's will, and that as a business world, they will continue to produce and protect democracy with determination.
The heads of the business associations indicated through their manifesto that the failure of the coup attempt will show its effects in a positive way on the Turkish economy both in the medium term and in the long term. They also said that they are always in favor of peace and stability, and that the nation's huge negative reaction to the attempted coup is a sign that politics and economy in Turkey will be strengthened even more at full speed in the upcoming periods.
The chairman of MÜSİAD, Nail Olpak, and the chairman of, DEİK, Ömer Cihad Vardan, said they strongly oppose the coup attempt that targeted the nation's will, expressing their sorrow for the people who died while defending democracy and peace in Turkey.
Turkish Federation of Shopping Centers and Retailers (TAMPF) Chairman Zafer Kurşun said that on Sunday, when the attempted coup was clearly over, that they observed that the shopping centers across Turkey reached 90 percent vacancy rates, showing strong consumer confidence despite the recent unfortunate events.
TİM Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi said that they expect the normalization period to accelerate and they will focus further on their works to sell more Turkish goods abroad, as well as presenting the true side of Turkey as the safe haven country for investments.
Also, Başaran Ulusoy, the chairman of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB), said that their works for the tourism sector will gain further momentum, talking about the conferences and meetings in agenda in various countries in Europe, including Germany and Spain.