In response to debates about the possessions of politicians, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated, “I have no assets to declare. What is mine has already been declared”. Speaking at the AK Party Congress in the Şile District the PM responded to the slogans, ‘The thieves are dead, God rest their souls’, by saying, “Those of you trying to undermine the Party’s power are wasting your time. The people know the truth all too well. I say this with pride: the interest for domestic borrowing alone was 69 per cent, now it is a mere 13.5”.