Caglayan said he would meet with company officials soon
World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey’s Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan has said that given the developments in Turkey’s automotive sector, he believed Volkswagen would not miss Turkey.
Following “Second Turkish-German CEO Forum” also attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Ankara, Caglayan answered the questions on Turkish-German business relations.
On “Volkswagen investing in Turkey” issue Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Merkel talked about, Caglayan noted that Merkel said she would be happy on such investment by the company. He said he would meet with the company representatives soon.
“Volkswagen is the most selling company in Turkey, yet has not invested in Turkey, which is hard to understand,” stated Caglayan.
He said they sent letters to the CEOs of the leading companies of the world and invited them to invest in Turkey. He added they would meet with Volkswagen and offer them to invest in Turkey, saying that given the developments in Turkey’s automotive sector, he believed Volkswagen would not miss Turkey.
“They try to put us off with impossible excuses on visa exemption and full membership,” he said on EU issues, adding that visa problems were intended to frustrate Turkish businessmen.