Turkey's Deputy PM wants private investment in southeast region

"Drawing the attention of the private sector and encouraging it to make more investments are of great importance," Babacan said.

Turkey's Deputy PM wants private investment in southeast region

Turkish State Minister and Deputy Premier Ali Babacan said on Tuesday that the Turkish government and parliament would take all the necessary steps regarding the democratic move.

Speaking to reporters in the southeastern province of Sanliurfa where he attended the Economy Coordination Board meeting, Babacan commented on the government's "democratic move" aiming to find a solution to the Kurdish issue.

"There is no need to search for a solution somewhere else. If any step is needed or any decisions will be taken regarding this move, the Turkish government and parliament will do it. This issue will be solved by them," Babacan said.

Upon a question on whether militant PKK's head Abdullah Ocalan's remarks would be taken into account in such process, Babacan said the process was being carried out under the coordination of Interior Minister Besir Atalay, and Atalay was addressing all the necessary interlocutors.

Commenting on the situation in Turkey's southeast, Babacan said only public expenditures and public investments would not be sufficient for the economic development of the region.

"Drawing the attention of the private sector and encouraging it to make more investments are of great importance," Babacan said.

"Peace, stability and security are also important. When these issues are solved, the region will have a great potential," he said.

Babacan also said that the matters discussed during the Economy Coordination Board meeting would definitely contribute to the activities carried out within the framework of the "democratic move".


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