Turkish businesspeople seek trade boost with Israel
JERUSALEM - Anadolu Agency
“Israel is one of the most significant export markets of Turkey. We reached a trade volume of $4.3 billion last year,” Turkish Economy Ministry Undersecretary İbrahim Şenel said during the Mediterranean Exporter Associations’ Turkish Day event in Jerusalem on Nov. 26.
“We will exceed last year’s export level and we will realize the aim of exceeding a $4.5-billion trade volume,” he added.
Turkey’s exports to Israel stood at $2.9 billion while imports from the country were nearly $1.4 billion last year, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK).
“I think these kind of events will affect Turkish-Israeli relations positively. They will contribute to our trade relations,” he said.
“Flavors, tones, culture and sport are components that make people become more familiar with each other. It is the best way to get to know each other,” Ökem said.