Turkish food can boost ties with Malaysia: Ambassador

Turkish ambassador invites Turkish businesspeople to invest in food in Malaysia

Turkish food can boost ties with Malaysia: Ambassador

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's Ambassador to Malaysia touted role of Turkish food in boosting ties between the two countries.

Basak Turkoglu said Turkish cuisine was what Malaysians paid attention most and invited popular food brands in Turkey to invest in Malaysia.

"There is a big market. We need restaurants that offer an elegant presentation and quality of Ottoman and traditional Turkish cuisines," said Turkoglu.

According to Turkoglu, Malaysians wanted to taste Turkish food in their country, which she said would pave the way for a shift in tourism and a chance to let Malaysians recognize Turkey.

"Turkish cuisine is one of the gates to strengthen the ties and bridges between us. This may not happen in every country, but for Malaysia it is valid," said Turkoglu.

Stressing on an easy-operation in Malaysian food market, Turkoglu added it was also possible for investors to enter Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) market.

Turning to Malaysia's support for Turkey against Fetullah Terror Organization (FETO), the ambassador said the two countries had a "very good" cooperation in the political arena.

In her remarks, Turkoglu said only one FETO school had operated in Malaysia and went to say: "Following the July 15 coup attempt, the administration of this school moved to Malaysian investors.

"There is no FETO school in Malaysia right now," Turkoglu added.

Led by U.S.-based Fetullah Gulen, FETO is accused of orchestrating the July 15 coup plot in Turkey as well as being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary.

The defeated coup left 248 people killed and nearly 2,200 injured.


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