12/17/2008

Tuzmen: “Turkey should continue its production without any lag”

Dunya - Kursad Tuzmen, Turkish State Minister for Foreign Trade, said that Turkey should continue its production without any reduction at a time of global economic crisis. "Turkey will find great success if it manages to keep up its production in today's difficult environment," he noted. Tuzmen urged measures to boost domestic consumption especially in the automotive, textile, ready-wear and construction sectors. He added that the government is listening carefully to the needs of industrialists. In related news, Turkey's exports to the Gulf countries rose 24 percent from January to September, partially offsetting the decline in its exports to the European countries due to the crisis.

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