World Bulletin/News Desk
The number of workers sent abroad by Turkish Labor Agency (ISKUR) reached 38.061 in 2013's January-August, 11,054 employed in Iraq, where Turkish construction business took in charge of 114 projects.
The number of workers sent to Iraq increased 12 % in the first eight months of 2013 and reached 11,054 where the number was 8,854 in 2012's same period, statistics of ISKUR said.
ISKUR sent 9,607 workers to Russia, 2,725 to Turkmenistan, 2,548 to Saudi Arabia, 2,035 to Azerbaijan, 1,193 to Libya, 873 to Afghanistan, 846 to Gabon, 558 to Algeria, 550 to Germany and 549 to Georgia in first eight months of 2013.
As a result of the ongoing incidents in the Middle East, only 191 workers were sent to Libya in the first eight months of 2012 but this figure rose to 1,193 in 2013's same period.
No workers were sent to US, Britain, China, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Iran or Malaysia in the same period of time, where 1 was sent to Australia and Canada each and two to France and Romania each.Last Mod: 24 Eylül 2013, 16:04