TOBB President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu celebrated the May 1st Labor and Solidarity Day of all laborers in his press release and stated that

Turkey has set itself great goals and would attain them with workers, laborers and an entrepreneurial spirit in unity and solidarity.​

Hisarcıklıoğlu said in his May 1st Labor and Solidarity Day press release:

“Employers and employees are inseparable parts of a whole. The path to our country attaining its goals on a global scale, to increasing national income and to live in better days is through the unity and solidarity of its workers, laborers and entrepreneurial spirit.

We, as organizations of employers and employees, are representatives of a community which comes together considering that this matter is one of national importance.

The rights of our workers and their labors are values on which we stand with the utmost care and show the highest respect.

On behalf of the Turkish business community and congratulate and salute my working brothers and sisters who contribute immensely to the future of our country and children and extend my deepest respects.”