World Bulletin / News Desk
November’s exports reached $13.8 billion, the highest monthly figure ever in the country’s history, Turkish Minister of Economy Zafer Caglayan said on Friday in Istanbul at the 4th Young Businessmen's Congress organised by the Independent Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (MUSIAD).
Referring to the 2008 global financial crisis, Caglayan said, "Turkey is taking an important place in the global economy day by day. It is a period which requires taking brave decisions. As of 2008, the description and the history of capitalism have changed."
Addressing the fruitless visa negotiations between Turkey and the European Union (EU), he said, "Turkey will stand firm about the visa issue. We have made reforms, not for the EU, but for Turkish citizens."
The two-day congress discusses the theme of the dilemma between rizk (livelihood) and risk, said President of MUSIAD Nail Olpak.
"The developed countries could not perceive the difference between rizk and risk in the 2008 financial crisis, resulting in the threat of large financial institutions' total collapse and the bailout of banks by national governments."
Explaining that developing countries coped with the financial crisis by recognising the difference between rizk and risk, Olpak added, "the world has witnessed a change not only in the economic balance, but also a change in political balance."
Meanwhile, MUSIAD Youth Board Chairman Faruk Akbal indicated the congress aims to welcome 3,000 national and 1,500 international participants from across the world.
He said the Congress will enable the selection of the 100 best ideas which applied for the "100 Ideas, 100 Companies, 10 Million TL Support Project."
The Congress was organised for the fourth time with the participation of many young businessmen, entrepreneurs, university students, writers and academicians from around the world.Last Mod: 06 Aralık 2013, 15:07