Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ICOC) Chairman İbrahim Çağlar’s statement on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's announcement of a 3-month State of Emergency:
"Extraordinary periods require extraordinary management.
As the business world, we are aware that extreme conditions can only be averted through extreme measures.
In this context, the three-month state of emergency that has been declared throughout the country is the right decision for national security and the well-being of our state.
Through the enforcement of this decision, the source of these terrorists who do not hesitate to attack the privacy of our nation and open fire upon our people will be swiftly dealt with.
The unwavering commitment of our government and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has strengthened our trust in the future of Turkey.
With the enforcement of this State of Emergency, the free will of our people will never again face such dark days.
As the business world, we will continue to work to the best of our ability and focus our efforts during this State of Emergency.
We wish the best for our nation and the country."