Turkish president hails country's public housing projects

Turkish president hails country
# 07 July 2021 23:26 (UTC +04:00)

Turkey's president on Wednesday hailed public housing projects in the country at an event, giving the key for the millionth public home to its new owners, APA reports citing Anadolu.

"Through TOKI (Housing Development Administration of Turkey), we accomplished what no one else in the world could achieve," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at the opening ceremony of homes built by Turkey's government-backed housing agency.

"With an investment of approximately 200 billion Turkish liras ($23 billion), we've made our people from all walks of life homeowners," Erdogan added.

TOKI dates its foundation back to 1924, when the country was hit by a powerful earthquake.

Addressing the crowd, Erdogan said: "The 2023 elections are critical for the continuation of these services. I want you to start working now for 2023."