Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants $100bn trade deal with U.S.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called for U.S. investment in Turkey, stressing that Ankara expects to reach a $100-billion-trade target with the United States.
“We want more U.S. companies to invest in our country.
“We have begun to take concrete steps regarding this,’’ he stated.
Recalling the target of reaching $100-billion-trade, Ross said that “we anticipate it to consist of $50 billion more from the U.S. side to Turkey and $50 billion more from the Turkish side to the U.S.’’
Pekcan said the two sides prioritised various sectors such as textile, furniture, marble, automotive, civil aviation, cement and chemicals to increase bilateral trade volume.
She noted that their discussions also focused on the issues faced by important sectors, particularly the steel sector in Turkey.
The two countries decided to set up sectoral committees under the chairmanship of the two countries’ trade ministries, Pekcan added.