Hurriyet English – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, addressing people who do not like the economic course of the country, said 164,000 automobiles were sold within three months, and asked what crisis they were talking about. Erdogan also said, "1,088,000 refrigerators were sold in 2002 and 1,900,000 in 2007. 824,000 washing machines were sold in 2002, and 1,535,000 in 2007. These are some of the examples of development process. I am giving you examples both from streets and houses."