Turkish Development Minister Cevdet Yilmaz said that "2013 will be a better year for Turkey than 2012", Anadolu Agency reported.
Speaking to the Anadolu Agency (AA), Cevdet Yilmaz stressed that they would increase figures of employment and exports in 2013.
"God forbid, if Turkey was ruled by a coalition during the global financial crisis, Turkey would have been in a different position and could not have reached the figures it has reached," Yilmaz noted.
"Turkey has now reached a threshold. In order for us to reflect the performance of the past 10 years on the next 10 years, we need to place more emphasis on technology," Yilmaz said.
Touching on the South-East Anatolia Project (GAP), Yilmaz underlined that they would allocate more than 4 billion Turkish liras to the project in 2013.