Minister of Finance Kemal Unakitan of Turkey

Turkish Finance Minister Kemal Unakitan said on Monday.
competitiveness against European Union countries.
those it has already committed to with the IMF.
from 2007 to 2013, Unakitan said recently.
ANKARA, Nov 25 (Xinhua) -- Turkish Finance Minister Kemal Unakitan said Tuesday that Turkey has set up a five-year objective to increase its trade volume with Saudi Arabia to 15 billion US.
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Unakitan said automotives is the most effected.
Full Article The Finance Minister, Unakitan is a long-standing friend of Prime Minister Erdogan.
Like Babacan and Sener, Unakitan is a hard working man and has emerged as a leading economic figure in the government.
As he has been overhauling tax collection, Unakitan has been calling for a "tax peace.
ISTANBUL --Turkish Finance Minister Kemal Unakitan said Tuesday the special consumption tax on the Internet will be reduced to 5% from 15% at present, the Ihlas News Agency, or IHA, reported.
Speaking in parliament, Unakitan said the relevant draft bill to cut the tax will be presented to the government soon.
Speaking to reporters upon his arrival, Mr Unakitan expressed his desire to see a Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus free of international isolation and integrated with the rest of the world.
Unakitan was later received by President Mehmet Ali Talat and acting Prime Minister-Foreign Minister Turgay Avci.
Unakitan is a long-standing friend of PM Erdogan.
economic figure in the government.
tax collection, Unakitan has been calling for a "tax peace.
Mr Unakitan says that Turkey must establish political and economic stability if it is to be a serious long-term FDI target.
Addressing the Foreign Investors Meeting in Bodrum, Unakitan said that they preferred to extend the bidding deadlines in big sell-offs such as Petkim and Tupras as investors were waiting for the petroleum law to come into effect.
Unakitan said that Turkey imported 90 % of its oil from abroad, and it was ridiculous to speak of strategic importance of only 10 % domestic production.
Unakitan said that Tupras was a strategic asset with regards to national interests, and added that the bidder with the highest offer would own the company.
Speaking to The Banker in London in early February, Turkey's finance minister Kemal Unakitan says that Turkey, Iran and Pakistan have discussed the project for many years but.
part of the Republic of Cyprus today.
Meanwhile, Unakitan said there are many untapped potentials of bilateral cooperation in various fields.
6 billion in the first nine months of 2008, with a 69 per cent rise over the same period of 2007," Unakitan said in information made available to Khaleej Times recently.
Sevlievski, Guler and Turkey's Finance Minister Kemal Unakitan met in Sofia to discuss the problem with the river's frequent overflows in the two countries.
methods and push through reforms in the pensions and social security system.
2 percent, Finance Minister Kemal Unakitan said on Saturday, announcing the government's.
announcing the government's medium-term economic roadmap.
BUSINESS Turkey-Kingdom trade to reach $15 billion in 5 years ANKARA - Turkish Finance Minister Kemal Unakitan said Tuesday that Turkey has set up a five-year objective to increase its trade volume with Saudi Arabia to $15 billion, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.
6 billion in the first nine months of 2008, with a 69 percent rise over the same period of 2007,” Unakitan was quoted assaying during a meeting of a joint economic committee between Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
Unakitan said the year-end bilateral trade volume would be around $5 billion and expressed determination to raise the figure to $15 billion in five years.
T=ANKARA (AFP) -- The Turkish government cut its primary budget surplus target for 2008 by one percentage point, Finance Minister Kemal Unakitan said Thursday, in a sign of relaxing monetary policy following a strong economic recovery.
Unakitan: Turkey's inflation will fall rapidlyThe New Anatolian / Ankara01 May 2008Font Size: defaultmediumlargeTurkey's Finance Minister Kemal Unakitan said Wednesday inflation in Turkey will not fall rapidly.
Speaking at a panel discussion at the Marmara University's Faculty of Economics, Kemal Unakitan said "no one in Turkey should expect an inflation of 4 percent.
Touching on the financial crisis in the United States, Unakitan said that Turkey must closely observe the developments taking place there.
Speaking at a press conference in Ankara about the medium-term financial frame for the period between 2008 and 2012, Finance Minister Kemal Unakitan said a revision took place in the national income calculation as the medium term global economic and financial outlook has been changed.
Unakitan said that Turkey’s economy recorded great progress in the past five years and integrated with global economy.
The continuation as his role as Finance Minister was a surprise as Unakitan was expected to become the economic coordination minister.
ISTANBUL - Turkish Finance Minister Kemal Unakitan said Friday Kuwaiti businessmen are interested in Halk Bankasi and Galataport tenders.
Unakitan said whether the bank will be privatized in a block sale method or by public offering will become definite after the strategy is set.
ANKARA - Turkish Finance Minister Kemal Unakitan said Tuesday Turkey`s priority is to find a remedy for unemployment.
Unakitan said former budgets of Turkey were not prepared and managed well, and this causes crises and heavy interest rates.
Unakitan said the budget of 2008 aims to raise income of Turkish people.
On the other hand, Unakitan said the world economy is undergoing a period of uncertainties and countries like Turkey should follow these developments closely.
Unakitan said atmosphere of stability and confidence has been ensured in Turkey for the last five years.
Unakitan said the GNP will reach 520 billion USD in 2008 after he recalled that it was 181 billion USD.
Unakitan said Turkey will counter inflation until it is totally overcome.
Noting that Turkey displayed a better performance than many countries in the aspect of macro economic developments in recent years, Unakitan said that inflation rates dropped, budget deficit decreased and interest rates were reduced during this process.
Unakitan said that Turkey's integration to world economy speeded up after 2003, adding that despite the fluctuations in 2006, financial balances were established in 2007.
Noting that structural reforms were adopted, economy gained strength and became stable in Turkey, Unakitan said that Turkey's economy has the power to overcome external problems.
Unakitan said that the share of the United States in Turkey's export was six percent in 2006, and seven percent in 2007, adding that Turkey's trade with EU countries is more than this figure.
9 billion a year before, Unakitan said in December alone the budget posted a 4.
Assessing macro economic developments and 2007 budget implementation, Unakitan said that Turkey's central management budget expenses amounted to 203.
Upon questions on the move of Central Bank, Unakitan said "We will certainly move CB to Istanbul.
One of the ministers close to Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) leader and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Unakitan took initial steps to avoid the court case in the last months of 2003, when he enabled fake invoice crimes to be included in the tax pardon through a law known as the Tax Peace Law, prepared by his ministry.
If the lower court rules that Unakitan is subject to punishment and should stand trial, a preliminary report will be drafted asking Parliament to suspend his immunity.
Unakitan said he would organize a press conference about the latest developments.
Unakitan said a healthy development is the development realized by the private sector.
Unakitan said Turkey may resist the crisis thanks to the measures it had taken.
UNAKITAN CALLS PUBLIC NOT TO HIDE SAVINGS Delivering a speech on the budget presentation, Finance Minister Kemal Unakitan said that nearly 24.
Unakitan said such assets should be brought to light in order to be used by Turkish economy.
FINANCE MINISTER SAYS CRISIS OFFERED OPPRTUNITY FOR TURKEY Finance Minister Kemal Unakitan said a global financial malady offered what he described as "great opportunities," adding that the country had "good days ahead.