The Turkish authorities don’t divide investors into local and foreign and are ready to support any of them who trust the Turkish economy, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said yesterday at the opening of one of the largest pulp and paper mills in Europe – Batı Kipaş in the western province of Aydın.
“Thanks to companies like Kipaş, Turkey is step by step closer to the goal of becoming one of the top ten economies in the world. Contrary to the assertion of the “fifth column”, Turkey is not a country “selling plants and importing tomatoes”, but a major production center at the crossroads of Africa, Asia and Europe. There is no doubt that Turkey will take its rightful place on the world stage,” the president said, the Anadolu Turkish news agency reports.
Turkey is experiencing strong economic growth amid the coronavirus pandemic, and the new Batı Kipaş mill will reduce Turkish paper imports by $250 million a year. At the same time, there will be export of products worth $200 million, Erdoğan added.