It is time for foreign investors to make long-term investments in Turkey - Erdogan - ednews.net

25 January, Tuesday

It is time for foreign investors to make long-term investments in Turkey - Erdogan

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on foreign investors to make long-term investments in Turkey in a televised interview on Tuesday, Daily Sabah reports. 

"It is time for foreign investors to make long-term investments (in Turkey). Those who have made long-term investments in Turkey have always won, and they will keep winning," he told Turkish state broadcaster TRT.

Erdogan emphasized that Turkey is lowering its current account deficit every month, and hopefully it will post a current account surplus next year.

"We are no longer posting current account deficit and financing this deficit with external debt, but we are moving towards an economy that gains foreign currency and posting current account surplus," he explained.

Erdogan reiterated his forecast that he expects the Turkish economy to expand by 10% at least by the end of this year, and said economic growth can surpass that level. Earlier on Tuesday, Turkey announced its economy has expanded 7.4% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2021.

He added that Turkey is lowering interest rates at the moment, and will hopefully see a decline in inflation as well.

"We will never let anyone make economic growth unstable and we will get out of this spiral," he noted.

Noting that Turkey has been in a spiral regarding high interest rates and speculation in currency, he said the latest fluctuations seen in exchange rates do not reflect the strength of the Turkish economy.

"We will give no quarters to those who are operating to disrupt the markets and disturb pricing behaviors," Erdogan explained.

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