Turkey seeks to eliminate development gap in country, Turkish PM says


ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency

Turkey seeks to eliminate development gap in country, Turkish PM says

Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on Jan. 13 said one of the main goals of his government was to eliminate the development gap in the country. 

Speaking in the central Anatolian province of Niğde, Yıldırım pledged security and stability for everyone across the country. 

Referring to the suffering of people in the eastern and southeastern Turkey due to terror threats, he said the government was trying to “bind up wounds”. 

He highlighted the government’s work to rebuild the districts destroyed by militants and said over 26,000 houses have been built in the region for the terror victims. 

Yıldırım said an investment of 2.5 billion Turkish liras was made in more than 90 district municipalities, where trustees were appointed by the government. 

He once again reiterated Turkey’s “determined fight” against terrorism and said any attacks on southern borders would get equal treatment in return. 

“Fighting terrorism is not only about fighting terrorists and taking security measures. We are also trying to meet the reasonable requests of our citizens on an equitable basis,” Yıldırım said. 

He highlighted the investment made in Niğde and announced new projects including a high-speed train and an airport in Bor district. 

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