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200 TEXTILE SUPPLIERS FROM 23 COUNTRIES ARE IN BURSA
The textile capital, Bursa is hosting a remarkable meet-up. At the organization which is held at Grand Swiss Belhotel Çelik Palas, firms of Bursa get a chance to introduce their products to business men from 23 countries, including Russia.
The textile capital, Bursa is hosting a remarkable meet-up. At the organization which is held at Grand Swiss Belhotel Çelik Palas, firms of Bursa get a chance to introduce their products to business men from 23 countries, including Russia.

Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BTSO), brought almost 200 businessmen from 23 countries (including Russia, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Iran and South Africa) to Bursa within the scope of Development of International Competitiveness of Bursa’s Textile Industry Project supported by the Ministry of Economy. President of the Board of Directors of BTSO İbrahim Burkay and other members of the board of directors of BTSO also visited the bilateral discussions and the mini-fair organized at Grand Swiss Belhotel Çelik Palas yesterday.

Burkay made some evaluations regarding the organization. Burkay remarked that BTSO conducted procurement committee programs regarding enhancing the economy and the exportation both in Bursa and in Marmara, and he added, “We have increased the frequency of these committees in order to accelerate Turkish economy’s overseas expansion, especially after the attempted coup on the night of July 15. Today we are uniting almost 200 very important buyers with the manufacturers of Bursa and the business world. 60 firms in total are introducing their productions and their latest collections to those companies. These procurement committees aren’t just industry-specific, they also bring serious dynamism to the economy of the city.”
 
IT’S A MUST HAVE FOR THE CITY

Burkay, who said that procurement committees are a must have for a city when the tourism and social aspects of the business are considered, underlined that they had conducted many programs like that since they came to office. Burkay stated: “We have brought almost 7,000 buyers from abroad to the business world of Bursa. Moreover, we are conducting almost 10 Production-Development projects in the textile industry.”
 
40 BUSINESS PEOPLE FROM RUSSIA CAME

Burkay who underlined that 2016 wasn’t an easy year, also added Turkish economy went through a contraction due to the attempted coup on July 15. Burkay added: “Especially the domestic market has been severely affected by it. But Bursa is one of leading cities who overcame this contraction. When we consider the exportation of August, we can see that there has been an over 18% increase. Textile industry is one of the strongest fields of Bursa and Turkey. It has over 8 billion dollars of exportation on its own. When we also take garment industry into consideration, we are talking about a 24-25 billion dollars of exportation volume. Textile is one of the major exportation lines of Turkey and Bursa is its center. Of course nearby geography is very important for the development of the sector. Russia and Iran markets are very important. Near 40 buyers came here now that our relationships with the Russian market have gotten better. As Bursa we conduct many activities in the textile and in the automotive industry which will support our exportation in both nearby geography and in our target markets.
 
WE WILL GO TO MOSCOW

President of the Board of Directors of BTSO İbrahim Burkay remarked that they will join an exhibition in Moscow in the upcoming period. Expressing that Uludag Textile Exporters’ Association organized the event, Burkay also added: “Hopefully we will reach a serious momentum with these activities, both in the textile industry and exportation of Bursa. By the end of 2016, we will barely be able to reach the exportation numbers of 2015. But despite all the negativities, Turkey has managed to grow by 3,2% in the 3rd quarter. These are the biggest signals showing that Turkey will keep growing. We wish that this performance will increasingly continue. The changes conducted by our government focused on supporting the expansion in the domestic market such as the positive applications regarding credit card spendings will bring dynamism to the entire domestic market. Hopefully we will reach a healthy expansion.”
 
TURKISH PRODUCTS ARE OF HIGH QUALITY

Natalya Anisimova who works at the Russian textile firm TDL, stated they liked the organization. Anisimova expressed that they had been working with Turkey for 5 years and added: “We are looking for new customers and new ideas. We give special importance to curtains and bedspreads. According to us, Russians, the quality of Turkish goods is always very high.”