Turkish PM: 'Coup attempt did not hit economy'

 13 Aug 2016 - 11:55

Turkish PM: 'Coup attempt did not hit economy'
Binali Yildirim. Reuters


Ankara: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has reiterated the deadly July 15 coup attempt "did not hit Turkey's economy," adding that both the banking and finance sectors have been operating well, Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.

He said Turkey has a foreign trade volume of over $350 billion, which he said was well above the national income of around 160 countries.

The foreign trade deficit also decreased by 25 per cent in 2015, Yildirim said.
Stating that Turkey's budget of 2016 was above that of other 130 countries, he said the country has a gross reserve of over $121 billion.