Turkey's Erdogan receives directors of top German firms

By Bahattin Gonultas

BERLIN (AA) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday received senior representatives of Germany’s largest companies and banks in Berlin.

Erdogan is paying a three-day state visit to Germany to improve political and economic ties between the two countries.

During the meeting, Erdogan underlined that those who have invested in Turkey have always won, while international investors will continue to win.

Senior executives of German companies expressed their investment plans in Turkey and asked for Erdogan’s support on these plans.

Among the participants at the meeting were Rifat Hisarciklioglu, president of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey; Eric Schweitzer, president of Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry; Nail Olpak, head of Turkey’s Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK), and Markus C. Slevogt, the head of the German-Turkish Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Erdogan is expected to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel for breakfast on Saturday and discuss Turkish-German relations as well as Syria.