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Turkish Minister of Finance Mehmet Simsek on Saturday said that they would not conduct election economics so that the upcoming local elections in Turkey reflects as little as possible on the Turkish business world.
Speaking to reporters in the Turkish capital of Ankara, Mehmet Simsek stressed that the 2013 budget and medium-range economic program were being prepared without any connection to the elections.
"We need to make sure the elections do have impact on the Turkish business world as minimum as possible. We will not conduct election economics. Such approaches in the past were not beneficial for Turkey," Simsek also said.
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