Turkey expects to be second most affected country by Brexit

epa07747798 A view from the Hagia Sopia and the Blue Mosque with the Turkish flag waving on sunset in Istanbul, Turkey, 29 July 2019. According to weather reports, the temperature in Istanbul will be around 30 degrees Celsius during the week. EPA-EFE/ERDEM SAHIN

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Turkey’s Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan expressed her country’s concern regarding the possibility of no deal Brexit during a meeting, “Trade Wars, Brexit and the Future of the Multilateral Trading System” organized by the International Chamber of Commerce Turkey National Committee.

She said if hard Brexit occurs Turkey will be the second most affected country after the EU, adding that the Turkish government is proactively working on minimizing the negative impacts of the process.

During the meeting, Pekcan stressed the importance of strong economic ties between Turkey and Britain.

“We still don’t know what will happen on Oct. 31 but there is one thing we know; Britain is one of the countries we trade the most with, the second country we export the most to,” she said.

Via Hurriyet

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