Poland invites Turkish Airlines again for LOT

Poland invites Turkish Airlines again for LOT

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Poland invites Turkish Airlines again for LOT

A Boeing 767 of Polish LOT airlines is seen at Warsaw airport. The firm is on sale. Hürriyet photo

Turkish Airlines (THY) should not abandon talks with the Polish airline LOT, the Polish trade counselor in Ankara, Witold Prandota, said yesterday.

Prandota’s comments came after THY recently changed its mind about buying a 50 percent share in LOT’s stock.

“Certain Asian countries have made offers to buy LOT, even though no official announcements have been made on the issue. Turkish Airlines should not end its talks with LOT, but should continue negotiations,” Prandota said.

Regarding Turkey’s EU bid, Counselor Prandota said that Turkey’s membership would be very beneficial for both sides.

Polish businesses have participated in building tunnels in southeastern Turkey, the counselor said, adding that companies from his country are developing turbines for many hydroelectric power facilities in Turkey. Construction and chemicals are the two main fields in which Turkish and Polish companies can cooperate, he said.

Turkish companies also may take part in upcoming motorway infrastructure projects in Poland, Prandota said.