Turkey | President Hails Country’s Economic Performance during Pandemic

Turkish President ​Recep Tayyip Erdogan hailed the country’s economic performance during the pandemic, at a time “economies across the world were shaken”.

“In such a difficult period, Turkey has been extremely successful in combating the adverse effects of the pandemic.” Erdogan said on Monday following a three-hour Cabinet meeting at the presidential complex in the capital Ankara.

“In 2020, when the economies were deeply shaken, we (Turkey) recorded a growth of 1.8% and became one of the few countries among the OECD and G-20 countries to achieve this,” he added.

Turkey has adopted resolute and effective policies that played a great role in supporting the economic growth, Erdogan noted, saying the country’s economy continued to grow despite all internal and external challenges.

“The strong growth continued in the first half of this year. We reached an annual growth rate of 7.2% in the first quarter and 21.7% in the second quarter of the year. By achieving this, Turkey ranked second globally after the UK in terms of economic growth in the second quarter,” Erdogan said.

Erdogan also said the country’s GDP will exceed $850 billion in 2022, before hitting $975 billion in 2023 and topping $1 trillion in 2024 as was stated in the country’s medium-term economic program published in the Official Gazette late on Sunday.

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