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Turkish exports expected to reach new high in 2017 - Economy Minister

Turkish exports expected to reach new high in 2017 - Economy Minister
Turkey is forecast to registered an 11 percent yoy increase in its exports for 2017, expecting to reach a new high in the history of the country, according to economy minister Nihat Zeybekci, who said that Turkish exports will exceed USD 157.6 billion this year. Already for October the country's exports were up 16% yoy.

Speaking at the Aegean Economic Forum in Izmir, the economy minister called for the revival of the business forums that took place in 2014 and 2015 for Turkey and Greece, which bring the business m[people of the two countries together.

"If Turkey and Greece can turn the Aegean region into the education, high technology, health tourism, renewable energy, software, pharmacy and organic agriculture center of Europe in the 21st century, the region will be rich as it was in the past".

Turkey's exports were USD 11.33 billion in September and USD 114.66 billion the first nine months of 2017, according to Turkish Exporters Assembly's (TIM) data.

The country's exports reached USD 153.02 billion in the last 12 months, TIM said./IBNA

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