Turkey's food exports worth of 11.2 billion USD

Turkey exports agriculture and food products worth of 11.2 billion USD, country's agriculture minister said

Turkey's food exports worth of 11.2 billion USD

Turkey has a huge agricultural industry and it exports agriculture and food products worth of 11.2 billion USD, country's agriculture minister said on Thursday.

"Turkey can also feed its whole population of 73 million and an additional 30 million tourists every year," Mehdi Eker told a food safety congress in Istanbul.

Turkey, an EU candidate country, started negotiations with the Union on food when the related negotiation chapter opened in June. Turkey made a number of amendments to harmonize its food legislation with EU.

Eker said Turkish government was working on criteria to close the food chapter. He said a major part of these arrangements would take effect on December 13.

"EU's borders, in terms of food safety, have expanded to Turkey's borderline in the east after the food chapter opened," he said.


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