The Middle East Monitor - Saturday, 28 June 2014
Turkey is looking to develop trade ties with United States and China -
the world's biggest and second-biggest economies - Turkish Development
minister Cevdet Yilmaz has said.
During a meeting with Turkish businessmen in the Turkish consulate in
Los Angeles, US,on Friday, Yilmaz said that Turkey had dramatically
increased trade ties with Africa and Turkic Republics but had not done
the same with the United States and China.
"We are looking for the ways how to develop the trade ties with these
two countries", Yilmaz told businessmen as he sought their support.
The White House said in a report in 2013 that "in the last four
years, US-Turkish ... trade reached record levels of nearly $20 billion
in 2011, with US FDI in Turkey of over $5 billion and Turkish FDI in the
United States of nearly $1 billion".