If the economy of the country was very strong, there would be no need for external sources and we would have the luxury to say to foreign investors: “I don’t care if you come or not!” If there was no contraction in production, if our exports were roaring, if we supplied intermediate goods and raw materials through domestic production and minimized our dependence on imports, then okay. If people’s income was good, if they were happy, if social disagreements were negligible and a production-consumption balance was well established, then okay. If there were new factories and production facilities and unemployment was at its lowest in the history of the Republic, then okay. Of course, none of these are okay, and we are about to embark on a whole new adventure. For what? For “dear Istanbul!” It is odd that no one thinks of how the People’s Alliance lost the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality to the National Alliance. (Of course, someone will naturally say: “The election will be done again, so there were no winners.” I say:
No! Everybody sees that Supreme Election Board’s decision does not have legal grounds. It is political). Why does no one think of this question: “Maybe it’s the economic policies that have been implemented that have harassed people. They keep ignoring the problems of millions of unemployed young people, those who lost their jobs, small business owners who had to close their shops, businessmen with less businesses. If there were no problems in the economy, would it be possible for Imamoglu to win the race for Istanbul?