STG, the committee for the promotion of Turkish fishery products has started its activities by participating in the Turkmenistan Turkish Export Goods fair held in Ashkhabad. Organized for the seventh time, the fair was participated by STG, says Melih Isliel, the chairman of the committee. He said, “Market coverage of Turkish food companies in Turkmenistan is seemed satisfactory. The largest shopping mall in Turkmenistan has a Turkish partner. People in the country are aware of perch, bream, trout, and anchovies of Turkish origin and consume them fondly. In the past consuming fish on Thursdays was a tradition. We want to restart this habit of the people and to increase our sales in this country.
“The fair is a good model for the promotion of Turkey and Turkish products in this country. Turkish export goods fair may be a sample model for the activities that will be held in other countries.
Seventh issue of the fair is held on 9th to 11th February 2016 in Ashkhabad Exhibition Kiosk of 1900 sqm, where products of 93 Turkish companies from construction, construction materials, household appliances, cosmetics, food, heating, machinery, plastics, furniture industries are exhibited their products.
Turkish Economy Minister Mustafa Elitas, Deputy Minister of Turkmenistan Shamuhammet Durdulyyev, Turkish ambassador in Ashkhabed Mustafa Kapucu, president of DEIK Omer Cihat Vardan, deputy chairman of TIM Mustafa Cikrikcioglu have jointly started the event. Minister Elitas visited all booths of Turkish companies in the fair. He said, “We want to expand the natural brotherhood between the two nations into an economic fraternity, as well, and to increase trade between the two countries. The fraternity among us is both valuable for the region and for the world. Turkmenistan president Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedov has expressed his eagerness to improve bilateral trade when we have visited himself.”
STG committee was represented in the event by Melih Isliel, the chairman, Murat Demircan, media advisor and Dogus Tugrul, of the Aegean Exporters Association, AEA.