Turkish president unveiling 2nd 100-day action plan

ANKARA

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday is unveiling the second 100-day action plan of Turkey’s presidential Cabinet in the capital Ankara.

The first 100-day plan was also announced by Erdogan on August 3, which included actions in areas of foreign policy, defense, economy, transportation, energy, tourism, and education.

Among others, the first 100-day plan included the opening of the Istanbul Airport, one of the world’s largest airports, the launching of the country’s first space agency and the approval of the environmental impact assessment and survey project works of Canal Istanbul, an artificial sea-level waterway that will connect the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara and the Mediterranean, is planned to be completed by 2023.

Speaking at the Presidential complex, Erdogan said that out of 400 goals in the first action plan, 340 of them were completed, which corresponded to 97 percent of the overall targets.

He said the second action plan will see intensified efforts to undo the networks of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization abroad, especially to target the financial resources of the group.

He said: “We are starting the construction of part of TurkStream Natural Gas Pipeline project on our lands and will finish it by end-2019.”

Source: AA