Erdoğan says economic reforms will be introduced after budget approved

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said his government will introduce reforms to boost investment, production, exports and employment after parliament approves the 2021 budget.

Turkey is also determined to implement reforms to the judiciary that will support investment, Erdoğan told members of his Justice and Development Party (AKP) in a televised speech at the parliament in Ankara on Wednesday.

Erdoğan also called on Turks to repatriate any assets they held abroad, including cash, precious metals and other items. The assets can be brought to Turkey, no questions asked and tax-free, up until the end of January, he said. No inspections were made of assets repatriated during similar campaigns in the past, he said.

All reforms to the economy and justice system will be implemented in partnership with the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), the AKP’s political allies in parliament, Erdoğan said.

Erdoğan did not mention details of any specific economic reforms that his government was planning.