Jul 13 2018

"Our government will be taking the necessary measures": İbrahim Kalın

Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalın said today that budgetary discipline, fight against inflation and structural reforms are going to be among the priorities of the new government during the first press meeting of the new administration and said that they will be taking all the necessary measures.

The spokesman praised the new administration's decision to merge all financial institutions under the control of the President's son-in-law, Berat Albayrak, and said that the new government would take necessary measures to control the volatile foreign exchange markets. "One of the benefits of merging all the financial institutions will be [a greater ability to manage the volatility in the financial markets]. We will be announcing the corresponding measures. Our government will take the necessary steps," Kalın said.

Kalın also talked about the upcoming anniversary of the failed July 15th coup attempt and praised the strength of the Turkish people who fought against the coupists and repeated the governments pledge to continue to fight against the terrorist group, Fethullah Gülen Terror Organization (FETO).

The spokesman said that the government is continuing its collaboration with the U.S. Government, and taking all the necessary measures for the extradition of Fethullah Gülen, the leader of FETO, and said "It is obvious that this process is not going as fast as we would like. We are continually sharing new documents as information emerges. Something needs to be done when it is evident that this terrorist group is behind the coup attempt."