President calls business world not to demoralize

ANKARA (CIHAN)- President Abdullah Gul attended the High Aisory Council meeting of the Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen’s Association (TUSIAD) on Thursday in Ankara.

President Gul made a speech during the event and delivered his message to the business world calling them not demoralize due to tense political environment and keep focusing on their businesses.

“You should not demoralize yourselves and do your businesses. I believe that everyone is aware of these words of mine. That is normal because of the conjuncture of course there might be some arguments. But it is important not to be dismissive and hurt the hearts. We cant become polarized as a result of these arguments. But beyond this everyone ca express his thoughts,” President said.

“Today we should appreciate where we stand now and talk about how we can move forward, Turkey is no longer a lowmiddle-income country, but we are not satified with it. Our intention is not to continue like that. All of us aim to become a more high-income country,” Gul added speaking about Turkey’s economy.

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TURKEY, ANKARA, 17 APR 2014

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SOURCE: CIHAN