Turkey calls for joint public-private sector efforts to ease jobless

Turkish State Minister Babacan said that the unemployment issue could be solved thanks to joint efforts of public and private sectors.

Turkey calls for joint public-private sector efforts to ease jobless

Turkish State Minister & Deputy Premier Ali Babacan said on Saturday that the unemployment issue could be solved thanks to joint efforts of public and private sectors.

Speaking at the 65th general assembly of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) in capital Ankara, Babacan said there had been quite positive developments in the Turkish economy during the last 6-7 months.

Noting that the number of newly established companies in Turkey rose up to 18,751 in the first 4 months of 2010, Babacan said consumer confidence indexes had reached the highest level since the beginning of 2008.

"The current confident atmosphere achieved by Turkey is the country's biggest resource," he said.

Babacan also said that the speedy recovery in Turkish economy lead to a decline in unemployment rates.

"Employment figures are gradually rising and unemployment rate is decreasing. This is happening earlier and faster than expected," Babacan said.

Minister Babacan also said that nobody could solve the unemployment issue on their own.

"This can neither be solved by the public sector, nor the private sector solely. Public and private sectors should work together and share the responsibility to solve such matter," he said.

Babacan also said that Turkey would improve its economy using national policies.

Commenting on poverty as well, Babacan said poverty was not totally eliminated, however, there had been a significant decrease in the number of poor people and a certain rise in the purchasing power of citizens with low-incomes.

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