‘We evaluate China from long-term perspective’
Fahrettin Poyraz, General Manager of the Agricultural Credit Cooperatives of Turkey (TTKKMB), said that there would be tides in international relations, but they viewed events in terms of institutions and Turkey in the long run.
“We have already been working on the Chinese market for a long time. We need to think of this project independently of these processes,” Poyraz said.
“We work without losing sight of the opportunities in line with our capacity and capability. Trade with China is a matter that needs to be evaluated from a long-term perspective. We will continue to do our best to take advantage of any opportunities we face,” Poyraz stated.
Last year, Turkey purchased 20.7 billion dollars worth of goods from the Far Eastern nation, while its exports to the country only totaled 2.89 billion dollars. In the first six months of the current year, Turkey’s exports to China were about 1.25 billion dollars, while imports were 8.59 billion dollars, according to data by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat). Over the last year, however, Turkey has intensified efforts to broaden its export footprint in the Chinese market.