"THE ISTANBUL CHAMBER OF INDUSTRY HAS NEVER STOPPED SPEAKING OUT ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF INDUSTRY AND WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE, AND IT WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO IN THE FUTURE."
The Istanbul Chamber of Industry held its April meeting on Wednesday, the 24th. The agenda for the meeting was "Assessing Developments in our Economy and Industry and Expectations for the Future as Our Term of Office Comes to an End". In a talk he gave at the meeting, the Chamber's board chairman, C. Tanıl Küçük, reminded listeners that the 1990's, when making money off money prevailed over everything else, was a period fraught with crises and instability whereas efforts to achieve stability in the macro economy have dominated the 2000's in the wake of the crisis of 2001. Emphasizing that Turkey has successfully weathered the recent global crisis, Küçük went on to say: "Turkey has finally solved her urgent problems. The stones on her path have been cleared to some extent, and she has finally reached a point where she can take a breath and size up the situation. I think we might say it is clear now that the way out lies in a more robust structure of industry. Industry seems at least to be approaching the place where it belongs, and our unceasing efforts to explain its importance have of course played a role in that. The Istanbul Chamber of Industry will continue to speak out about the importance of industry and what needs to be done from here on out, and we believe that the voice of industry is going to be heard better from now on because the ears that are listening are on the same wave length as we are. What is important now is that this historic opportunity, the relatively positive ground that has been laid, is used well to bring about the new industrial initiative we desire."
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text and the Chairman's previous remarks at the Assembly