Minister says EU's visa limits for Turkish businessmen 'unfair'

Pointing to the 3 million Turks living in Germany, Caglayan said, "We are not aware of our strength".

Minister says EU's visa limits for Turkish businessmen 'unfair'

Turkish State Minister Zafer Caglayan said on Friday that Turkish businessmen could create opportunities by purchasing the name rights of companies that did not operate in certain sectors in Germany anymore.

In a gathering with Turkish businessmen in the German capital of Berlin, Caglayan said that Turkish entrepreneurs who carried out activities in Germany should establish closer relations with Turkey.

Pointing to the 3 million Turks living in Germany, Caglayan said, "We are not aware of our strength".

Caglayan also informed the participants on the latest developments in German economy and said that services sector started to gain importance in the country.

Describing such development as an opportunity, Caglayan said the name rights of world-wide known German companies could be purchased and their market shares could be obtained by Turkish businessmen.

"I believe there will be many opportunities in the sectors that are being left by Germans. We can act as matchmakers for you. You should come together with German businessmen," Caglayan addressed the Turkish entrepreneurs.

Criticizing Europe's visa requirements for Turkish businessmen as well, Caglayan said that it was unfair to ask for visas from Turkish businessmen while free movement of goods was authorized due to Customs Union agreement.


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