Turkish exports on rise despite crisis, says minister

Turkey's State Minister said that Turkish exports to neighboring countries was on the rise despite the global crisis and regression in markets.

Turkish exports on rise despite crisis, says minister
Turkey's State Minister Kursad Tuzmen said on Tuesday that Turkish exports to neighboring countries was on the rise despite the global crisis and regression in markets triggered by global crisis.

"According to figures of Turkish Exporters' Union, exports to Afghanistan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Sudan, Ethiopia, Libya, Algeria, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Georgia, and Albania rose to a great extent despite the economic crisis," Tuzmen said while speaking to reporters.

"However, there is a serious drop in exports to some western countries. Those are globalized countries whose markets intermingled with the other countries of the world," Tuzmen said.

Tuzmen said Turkey would attach importance to regional cooperation and have close relations with neighboring and surrounding countries with free and preferential trade agreements.

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