Deputy PM Şimşek: Global investors' perception of Turkey improves

Published 18.08.2016 00:00

After continued meetings with global investors following the recent coup attempt, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek said global investors' perception of Turkey was improving and they had "huge" interest in a rapidly normalizing Turkey.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Şimşek said he has kept meeting global investors to answer questions regarding the Turkish economy in the aftermath of the July 15 coup attempt, tell them about ongoing projects and set the perception right, adding that he addressed 895 global investors and analysts via a teleconference on Tuesday.

Noting that the teleconference, which was organized by the International Investors Association (YASED) and Citibank, was "highly productive," Şimşek said that global investors responded positively to the meeting.

Stressing that global investors' perception of Turkey had improved, Şimşek said that investors were greatly interested in a rapidly normalizing Turkey and that markets had almost returned to their pre-coup levels.

Şimşek said that they explained the economic and political decisions the government made during this period to investors, highlighting that the reform process would continue "nonstop."

Şimşek had previously held a teleconference meeting with foreign investors, hosted by three international investment banks, just after the coup attempt.

In addition, Şimşek hosted a two-day international investor's teleconference jointly organized by BGC Partners, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and JP Morgan that 2,000 people attended.

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