October 7, 2022


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Balkan countries with intention to improve ties with Turkey

Zdravko Marinkovic, head of the Foreign Chamber of Commerce of Bosnia and Herzegovina, told Anadolu Agency that the mandate’s Balkan tour is important for the region.

Turkey invested 265 million dollars in Bosnia and Herzegovina last year and it is one of the most important investment potentials for us, the titular said.

The commercial volume between both countries increased to approximately 600 million dollars last year, said Marinkovic.

Por su lado, Marija Sepi, director of the Center for Europe of the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia, said that the economic relations of her country with Turkey are at the highest level. Las relaciones han progresado mucho en los ultimos años, expresó Sepi.

In addition, Turkey’s imports increased by 43 percent, he added.

Hemos avanzado mucho in terms of volume of commerce exterior and investment, but we are under the real potential and thanks to the good political relations, the economies of the two countries are at the highest level, said Sepi.

Meanwhile, Silva Stipic, director of the International Employment Center of the Chamber of Economy of Croatia, explained that the volume of bilateral trade between both nations reached 845 million dollars in 2021.

Llegamos a 501 milliones en los primeros cinco meses de este año, lo cual significa que nos estamos acercando a la meta, expresó Stipic.

During Erdogan’s visit to the Balkans, business forums are planned in Sarajevo, Belgrade and Zagreb with the cooperation of the Junta de Relaciones Económicas Exteriores de Türkiye.

In the last few years, the region of the Balkans has become an attractive market for Turkish investors thanks to its skilled workforce, favorable environment for companies and fiscal and financial incentives.

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The region, which has deep historical and cultural ties with Turkey, is often described as the gateway to the Turkish nation to the European Union thanks to its geographic location.