TURKEY: Union Demands Increased Focus on Economic Problems
31.03.2010 Business | Politics | Turkey
Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) Chairman Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu has said Parliament should concentrate more on problems faced by the Turkish economy than it currently does.
Speaking to reporters ahead of a meeting held in İstanbul on Tuesday at which the TOBB assembled the leaders of Turkey’s leading business circles to discuss unemployment, Hisarcıklıoğlu urged the government and opposition parties to accelerate work on finding solutions to difficulties facing the economy. “We want the economy be at the top of the country’s agenda.” Recalling that he met with the prime minister and opposition party leaders as recently as Monday, the TOBB chairman said he discussed with them the structural reforms needed for the economy. “We are happy to see that the opposition parties are ready to contribute to possible government suggestions in this regard,” he added.
Among the necessary economic reforms, Hisarcıklıoğlu cited a revamping of the current trade law along with the law on obligations.
Source: Today's Zaman