Ömer Gülsoy: We will achieve our export target of 4 billion dollars
KAYSERİ (AA) – Chairman of the Board of the Kayseri Chamber of Commerce (KTO), Ömer Gülsoy, “Turkey showed a strong performance in exports, exceeding the monthly export limit of 20 billion dollar.” he said.
Speaking at the parliamentary meeting in December, Gülsoy stated that the global economy was shaped by geopolitical tensions, high energy costs and inflationary pressures in 2022, according to a written statement from KTO.
Explaining that Turkey’s position in EU supply chains gained more importance after the pandemic and the war between Russia and Ukraine, Gülsoy recalled that Turkey stands out as a critical actor.
“We will become a stronger Turkey”
Emphasizing the importance of reducing foreign energy dependence, Gülsoy continued:
“Our President, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, at the last cabinet meeting of the year, announced the discovery of 58 billion cubic meters of new natural gas reserves in the Black Sea. Our total reserve has increased to 710 billion cubic meters. He announced that his market value is 1 trillion dollars. Good luck. We will become a stronger Turkey with our own engineers, our own drilling vessels and our own internal dynamics.”
Recalling that the global economy has been shaken by the pandemic, Gülsoy stated that the year 2023 has entered a course of increasing geopolitical tensions.
“The minimum wage will make workers breathe”
Gülsoy, referring to the growth in the Turkish economy, said:
“The Turkish economy grew by 7.5 percent, 7.6 percent and 3.9 percent, respectively, in the first three quarters of 2022. Compared to the first two quarters, the growth rate of the third quarter decreased due to the decline in the global economy, due to the loss of momentum in foreign demand and industry. “Export again made the biggest contribution to this growth. Our exports continued the upward trend they started in 2021 in 2022. Hopefully, as Kayseri, we will reach our export target of 4 billion dollars. Turkey, 20 billion dollars exports every month. exceeded the limit and showed a strong performance in exports. However, as we enter 2023, we see that more competitive conditions are beginning to emerge in terms of our exports.”
Stating that they find the balancing mechanism in the minimum wage important, Gülsoy stated that they think that the announced minimum wage will also give life to the employees.
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