The business models in Turkey and Germany create many different types of cooperation opportunities, making Germany an ideal trade partner for Turkey, the chair of a prominent business organization has said.
“Given Turkey’s and Germany’s respective business models and economic positions, so many different types of cooperation opportunities could arise for German companies to develop business with Turkey. This would allow the Turkish economy to reach the next development level. Germany is the ideal partner,” Markus Slevogt, the president of the German-Turkish Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has told the Hürriyet Daily News.
To what do you attribute the improvement in relations?
The relationship’s foundation is good and it is a foundation that has already existed for minimum 200 years. The business and diplomatic relationships have always been very good. Germany is, with 37.5 billion euros, Turkey’s largest trade partner. It is a deep relationship despite the fact that it can happen from time to time that you might not always be of the same opinion and opinions can clash.
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