Turkey-China seek new gateway for business at Tuskon meeting

Economy Minister Zafer Çağlayan (C), TUSKON President Rızanur Meral (L) and Chinese Ambassador to Turkey Gong Xiaosheng are seen at the Investment Forum in İstanbul. (Photo: Cihan)
Economy Minister Zafer Çağlayan (C), TUSKON President Rızanur Meral (L) and Chinese Ambassador to Turkey Gong Xiaosheng are seen at the Investment Forum in İstanbul. (Photo: Cihan)

Date posted: September 13, 2013

Turkish and Chinese businessmen expressed that both sides are seeking to expand their trade ties at the Turkey-China Investment Forum on Thursday.

The forum, which was organized by the Turkish Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists (TUSKON) in İstanbul, has attracted more than 130 businessmen from China, who are planning to improve business relations in Turkey, and 300 Turkish businessmen.

TUSKON chairman Rızanur Meral stated in his opening speech that the trade deficit between Turkey and China reached $68 billion over the last 10 years. Meral pointed out that approximately 18 percent of the foreign trade deficit stems from China’s companies and he recommended that China increase its efforts in the field of economic cooperation and investment.

Meral also stressed that by having this forum, TUSKON is encouraging more investors from China to start planting their business in Turkey in order to close the trade gap. TUSKON Chief Representative for China Kerami Göz told Today’s Zaman that the main agenda for organizing this forum is to match-make between both countries in order to strengthen the bilateral relationship.

“TUSKON has already brought approximately 130 companies from China for business-to-business (B2B) meetings,” he said. “We are providing opportunities for China’s companies to invest here and open a new gateway for us to do business with them so that we can balance the import-export trading between China and Turkey.”

One Chinese businessmen, Charles Cai, told Today’s Zaman that he believes the business relationship between both countries has a very bright future. “We are here to seek an opportunity to expand our trade with some Turkish companies in order to strengthen the relationship,” he said.

Another businessman at the event, Selahattin Çolak from Arsel Elektronik İthalat İhracat said, “This is a good event in order to advertise to people the good relations between the countries.”

The businesses present at the event were predominantly from the construction, food, textile, energy, tourism, mining and machine manufacturing sectors.

Source: Today's Zaman , September 12, 2013

Related News

Kyrgyzstan Rebuffs Turkish Takeover of Gulen Schools

The Foreign Ministry told that “at present all Sapat schools function in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic in full compliance with the current legislation of the republic” and that their transfer to the Turkish Maarif Foundation “is out of [the] question.”

Ethiopian and Turkish Business Tycoons Met

Ethiopian and Turkish business tycoons met here in Ethiopia at the Ethiopian Chambers of Commerce and Sectoral Associations’ office for the purpose of surfing business opportunities in the two countries.

Gulen’s books draw large interest at Indonesia’s book fair

“The Honorable Gulen’s books attract great attention. Now we have realized what a great idea it was to translate his books into Indonesian. His “Questions and Answers” and “The Messenger of God: Muhammad” have sold out. These two have been among best sellers anyway.

I am a teacher, not a terrorist

In 2010, I completed my university education, and thought time had come to join the journey of peace and safety. I was just 24. Though I had long time ahead, yet there was no reason to be late. In order to sow the seeds of love through teaching mathematics, I arrived in Khaipur. It was an extraordinary experience.

Friendship Dinner hosted by Pacific Dialogue Foundation in Philippines

The Pacific Dialogue Foundation, Inc. and Integrative Center for Alternative Development Foundation, Inc., hosted the “Friendship Dinner” on August 30, 2012. It was held at Crowne Plaza, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. The dinner was attended by several prominent government officials including Senator Teofisto Guingona, Congresswoman Aliah Dimaporo, Congresswoman Imelda Dimaporo, Congresswoman Reena C. Obillo, Congressman Rufus […]

Afghan Turkish Schools have brought 75 medals to Afghanistan

The students of Afghan Turkish schools have won 75 medals in international science olympiads this year. The students who won medals were rewarded at an award ceremony at Afghan Turkish School in Kabul. These students have brought to Afghanistan 12 gold, 24 silver and 39 bronze medals, 75 medals in total. Mr. Faruk Vardak, the […]

Latest News

Fethullah Gülen’s Condolence Message for South African Human Rights Defender Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Hizmet Movement Declares Core Values with Unified Voice

Ankara systematically tortures supporters of Gülen movement, Kurds, Turkey Tribunal rapporteurs say

Erdogan possessed by Pharaoh, Herod, Hitler spirits?

Devious Use of International Organizations to Persecute Dissidents Abroad: The Erdogan Case

A “Controlled Coup”: Erdogan’s Contribution to the Autocrats’ Playbook

Why is Turkey’s Erdogan persecuting the Gulen movement?

Purge-victim man sent back to prison over Gulen links despite stage 4 cancer diagnosis

University refuses admission to woman jailed over Gülen links

In Case You Missed It

Conference highlights Turkish schools’ contribution to world peace

Great interest shown in Turkish school in Egypt

Davis: Moderate voices such as Gülen movement are sorely needed

What is lacking in democratization package is democracy itself

Gülen says praying for kidnapped schoolgirls, Nigerian people

Gulen’s message to those who follow his ideals in the midst of defamation by Erdogan regime

Fethullah Gülen writes for Politico Europe: Muslims have a unique responsibility in fighting terror

Copyright 2022 Hizmet News