Turkish exporters have focused on Arab countries and Turkic republics in the recent years due to Turkey's developing commercial ties with these countries.
Dogan Narin, chairman of Turkish-Arab Businessmen's Association, told AA correspondent on Friday that the association had been working to boost social, cultural and economic relations with 22 Arab countries as well as Turkic republics.
Narin said Turkey was now making 25 percent of total exports to Arab countries and Turkic republics.
Trade with Arab countries helped the country weather global economic crisis more easily, he said.
Narin said that Turkey's exports to those countries reached 16 billion U.S. dollars and imports from them were 8 billion U.S. dollars between January and July 2010.
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