Turkish State Minister Tuzmen puts 2008 export target at $ 125 bln

NTVMSNBC - Türkiye is looking to earn $125 billion from exports in 2008, approximately 25% more than was generated last year, Turkish State Minister Kursad Tuzmen said Wednesday. Addressing a meeting of the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TIM) in Istanbul, Tuzmen said the performance of Turkish exporters had been impressive in 2007, with overseas sales topping $100 billion. According to Tuzmen, Türkiye’s 2007 export results were well above expectations, coming in $6 billion above target. “Türkiye’s monthly export figures are well over the annual export figures of many European Union countries, and we are moving ahead with decisive steps toward our exports target for 2023, which is $500 billion,” Tuzmen said.