Local producers eye $3 trillion exports
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
Turkish PM Erdoğan (C) rewarded the top exporters of Turkey in 2012 during the general meeting of the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly on June 1. AA photoTurkish exporters, who have exported $1 trillion worth of goods and services to 242 countries and regions in the last decade, are looking to triple the amount to $3 trillion in the next decade.
“The peace process is of great importance to reach these targets, as well as considerable focus on innovation and high-quality production,” Mehmet Büyükekşi, president of the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM), said June 1 at the general meeting of TİM, where the Turkish PM Erdoğan and Economy Minister Zafer Çağlayan rewarded the top exporters of 2012.
Some 76 percent of Turkey’s exporters believed that peace process will be successful, according to a study by TİM. “Our exporters want to see the peace process in line with the establishment of a new and democratic Constitution,” Büyükekşi said.
Turkey aims to reach $500 billion exports by 2023, the 100th anniversary of the Turkish Republic. “Market diversity is at the center of our economic success,” minister Çağlayan said.