President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan chaired the 6th meeting of the Reform Action Group held on May 9, 2019, under the coordination of Directorate for EU Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Treasury and Finance, and Ministry of Interior.
Turkey will continue working towards its strategic goal of becoming a full member of the European Union, said President Erdoğan during his address at the meeting. On the modernization of the customs union, President Erdoğan highlighted the benefits not only for Turkey but also for Europe, adding, “we need to escalate the reforms that would liven up our economy.”
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan also spoke at the Innovation Week and İnovaLIG Awards Ceremony organized by the Turkey Exporters Assembly (TIM). "We will not stop or rest until we reach our 2023 target. The more we open to the world, the closer we will come to achieving our goals,” said President Erdoğan during his speech at the ceremony.
Turkish exports registered a 5.38 percent rise and hit USD 15.3 billion in April. Imports dropped by 14.6 percent and fell to USD 18.1 billion, while the foreign trade deficit dropped by 57.8 percent to USD 2.83 billion in April. The export to import ratio rose to 84.4 percent.