Turkey’s Ease of Doing Business rank jumps to 33

ANKARA

Turkey has jumped up 10 places to be 33rd among 190 nations in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index released on Thursday, the country’s vice president said.

In a statement, Fuat Oktay said that Turkey has gained an important achievement in the economic field as well, along with the achievements gained both on the ground and at the table, referring to the country’s counter-terrorism operation in northern Syria and recent agreements with the U.S. and Russia.

“There is an improvement of 27 places compared to the index of two years ago, when Turkey ranked 60th on the index,” Oktay said.

He said the achievement was made despite “manipulation attempts and attacks on the Turkish economy.”

Stating that the recent gain is “never enough” for Turkey, he added: “Our primary goal is to be ranked 20th on the index.”

Under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey will continue its works to encourage both domestic and foreign investors to do direct investment furthermore in Turkey, the vice president added.

*Writing by Nilay Kar Onum
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