By Gulbin Yildirim and Ovunc Kutlu
NEW YORK (AA) – Turkey’s trade minister has invited U.S. businesspeople to invest in his country.
“Our trade volume with the U.S. has doubled in the last 10 years to reach over $ 20 billion, but there are still plenty of opportunities to move that figure up,” Ruhsar Pekcan said at the Ninth Turkey Investment Conference held by the Turkey-U.S. Business Council (TAIK) in New York.
“I want to see more U.S. companies and [their] investments in Turkey. Now is the time to come and invest in Turkey,” she added.
Earlier addressing at the same event, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey and the U.S. will overcome the current “turbulent period” in their relations through their strategic partnership.
“Our strategic partnership, which has gone through difficulties so many times, will overcome this turbulent period," Erdogan said.