Simsek: "Turkey is leaving the crisis behind it with record growth"
Turkey is coming out of the global economic crisis much stronger than it was before the crisis, with record economic growth figures as well as upgraded credit ratings, Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek said yesterday. Speaking at a meeting in Ankara held by the Strategic Technical Economic Research Center (STEAM), Simsek said, "Turkey is not a country rich in natural resources. Turkey's biggest capital is its human capital." Citing human capital and entrepreneurship as the factors that allowed Turkey to overcome the crisis more successfully than other countries, Simsek also stressed the importance of ethical values and qualified manpower in this achievement. "Entrepreneurs and managers acting in line with ethical values, and quality and qualified human resources, carry great importance for Turkey overcoming the crisis successfully," he said. The government is also making great efforts to help ailing sectors, he added.