TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle and Board Members Visited Minister of Treasury and Finance, Nureddin Nebati
Turkish Exporters Assembly Chairman İsmail Gülle, TİM Board of Directors, and members of the Council of Sectors visited Finance Minister Nureddin Nebati. During the meetings held at the Ministry of Treasury and Finance Labor Office in Beykoz in İstanbul, the latest developments on the agenda were discussed. Evaluating the meeting, TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle said, “We always feel a strong will and intense support of our President, who sees exporters as companions. For this reason, this meeting of our Minister, who carries out the management of this will in the field of economics with strong communication, and the exporters who are the architects of Türkiye's strong production structure, is extremely important. At a time when the world economy is on an extremely fragile course, this cooperation is very valuable for the Turkish exporter to meet its targets. With cooperation, work, and common mind, we can complete this process with optimum benefit.”
Reminding that president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has set his export target at $250 billion in 2022, Gülle added: "We need to export an average of $2.1 billion more each month than last year to reach this goal. We did it in January. We can say that we will get a higher rate of increase in February than this. At this point, we see that the will led by our President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan supports the process with very important steps. Thanks to the package explained in the Exchange Rate Protected TL Term Deposit instrument, Turkish Lira investment instruments were made attractive. In this way, exchange rates stabilized. With the vision of Project Banking, money is prevented from being bought and sold with credit like a commodity. In this way, the way for entrepreneurs, who add value to our country by investing, is cleared and their work becomes easier.”
“Within the scope of the Credit Guarantee Fund recently announced, three packages were launched: ₺25 billion for the Investment Support Package, ₺25 billion for the Export Support Package, and ₺10 billion for the Business Expenditures Support Package. This package, which generated a total bail volume of ₺60 billion, was an extremely important step in the success of our new economic model.”
Gülle continued, “At a time when exporters' business volume is increasing and need new investments, under KGF (Credit Guarantee Fund), 6 months grace period and 18 months maturity are vital. It is an important development that all SMEs that are not exporters but have export potential will benefit from these opportunities to include new individuals in the export family, which is attended by an average of 1700 companies every month. This step will be the driving force in our efforts to expand the export family. We believe that more exports are possible with more investment and more exporters. Therefore, supporting our SMEs is extremely important for the future of our exports. It was also a good move to take measures to prevent the misuse of KGF and to ensure that these measures do not stand in the way of well-intentioned investors.”
In the meeting held with the Minister of Treasury and Finance Nureddin Nebati, Gülle stated that they are ready to provide all kinds of support for the success of the new roadmap focused on investment, production, and exports. He said that to contribute to the more efficient operation of the New Economic Model, to support the fight against inflation, and to strengthen the production and export ecosystem, they submitted a detailed file, including solutions to the problems faced by our exporters, to the Minister of Treasury and Finance Nureddin Nebati.
Gülle, "We believe that exports are the formula that will make Türkiye one of the 10 largest economies in the world. We know that exports are the way to carry our country to a stronger and more prosperous tomorrow. We are very pleased to see this belief in our government." he said.