Period of reform beginning in economy, judiciary: Erdoğan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said that a new period of reform is beginning in the economy and judiciary. He also noted that the priority is to "immediately draw the inflation rate to single digits."

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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Nov. 13 that Turkey was entering a new period in the economy and judiciary and that parliament will prioritize new judiciary reform packages next year.

His comments, in a speech to a provincial congress of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), returned to a theme which he detailed on Nov. 11 when he pledged a new economic growth strategy in the wake of surprise upheaval among economic policymakers.

"We are starting a new period of reforms in the economy and judiciary in our country," Erdoğan said. 

Noting that the priority is to immediately draw the inflation rate to single digits, the Turkish President said his government is launching "a new campaign focusing on stability, growth and employment." 

Without giving details, Erdoğan also said: "Those who attempted to meddle with Turkey through tutelage, terror, coup, political and social chaos have also attacked our economy."

He further said that it was necessary to meet Turkey's 2023 goals.

"We are experiencing a period in which the fate of the AKP and the nation are integrated," Erdoğan said.