World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Minister of Finance Mehmet Simsek has said that if Turkey had not opened out to new markets in Gulf countries, Middle East and the North Africa in the recent years, financial crisis in Europe would have affected Turkey more fiercely.
Attending the 2nd Kuwait-Turkey Forum in Kuwait, Simsek said that the political relations of the two country were great and the economic relations have gained acceleration.
He said that a good number of investments were coming from Kuwait and over 100 Kuwaiti firms were operating in Turkey.
Simsek stated that Turkey enhanced its export markets and raised the range of exported goods with an accurate strategy in the last 10 years and that prevented Turkey to be affected by the European financial crisis more fiercely.