Let's get to know Lütfi Elvan a little more Yeni Şafak's writer, Mehmet Acet, wrote an article in his column about Lütfi Elvan, Minister of Treasury and Finance.
Here is Acet's article:
Lütfi Elvan, who was appointed as the Minister of Treasury and Finance by President Erdoğan on Monday evening, is a name I have known and followed closely for many years.
We had long conversations with him from time to time.
Before we started, we made many television shows that we informed the director in the direction that his name is 'Lütfi', not 'Lütfü'.
There is a side of the job that is not "journalistic activity" as follows:
Mr. Lütfi has become a name that I am happy to recognize on behalf of "our land", thanks to the fact that the lands where our childhood passed through are close to each other and he knows his hometown and where I was born and raised.
NOT ONLY AN ECONOMIST WHO KNOWS HIS BUSINESS BUT ALSO A GOOD POLITICIAN
We have been witnessing the effort to get to know the name Lütfi Elvan more closely, not only inside but also outside, naturally also in the economic markets.
After reading both Turkish and English news about it, I realized that there were some deficiencies in these news.
I would like to state once that I do not agree with the understanding that sees the name Lütfi Elvan as limited to its 'technical capacity', as it has a 'coming from the kitchen' history.
This part of the work is true, yes, AK Party governments, which are about to be 18 years behind, were among the indispensable names of the cuisine while the "government programs" were being prepared.
Thanks to the experience of the State Planning Organization, it made serious contributions to the preparation of the "economy and investments" part of these programs.
On the other hand, assigning high-level positions such as Ministry of Development, Ministry of Transport, Deputy Prime Minister in the following years is also important in terms of "showcase experience".
I have observations that Lütfi Elvan is a successful politician in terms of reaching voters and winning hearts, as well as a good planning master and in-depth knowledge of economics.
Let me tell you about one…
We last made a television show with him in Mersin before the local elections on March 31st.
People from Mersin, whom we chatted with on that occasion, said:
“Lütfi Elvan goes to the places where PKK sympathizers are found and where the police see it risky to go, campaigns, talks to people and listens to their complaints and troubles.
In that election, the Ak Parti won the central district Mediterranean, which is described as the HDP's stronghold in Mersin.
"WE RECEIVE THE SALARY"
7.8 years ago we were returning from a former minister's invitation.
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