Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM) Delegates' Workshop was held this year for the first time in Istanbul. Vice President of Turkey Mr. Fuat Oktay, Trade Minister of Turkey Mrs. Ruhsar Pekcan and and 440 delegates representing 71,000 exporters, attended the workshop, hosted by TİM Chairman Mr. İsmail Gülle. In the workshop where there was a wide participation, the problems and suggestions of the exporters were discussed.
Saying “We saw the games that they tried to play on us, we took the necessary measures to avoid the manipulative fluctuations and started implementing new economic reforms”, Mr. Fuat Oktay emphasized that in the new economic and trade order, the key areas for Turkey's future are R&D, innovation, high technology, added-value, design, production and branding.
Noting that the Turkish exporters, who could achieve remarkable successes nothwithsanding the all the negativities in the global conjuncture, have the power to achieve new successes in the new period, Minister of Trade Mrs. Ruhsar Pekcan said “As the Ministry, we will carry out our policies pertinaciously in order to increase our exports both in terms of quantity and quality, and we will continue to stand by you.”
Stating in his speech that the export family is the native and national power of Turkey, TİM Chairman Mr. İsmail Gülle said “Without any hesitation, I must say that the export family is one of the most critical structures that will break the traps to be set for our country. Again, we will break the games played against our country through the exchange rates by expanding the foreign exchange earning activities. Nobody should doubt it. Our goal is clear: Turkey with foreign trade surplus!”