Trade: Turkish food makers shine at International Paris fair

23 October, 16:55

(ANSAmed) - Paris, October 23 - Turkey is the third biggest participant in the world's largest food exhibition, which opened its doors yesterday in Paris as daily Radikal reports.

A total of 256 Turkish firms are attending the International Food and Beverage Exhibition (SIAL), which covers more than 9,000 square meters of exhibition ground. Some 5,900 firms from 100 countries are participating in SIAL this year.

The Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO) has organized Turkey's participation in SIAL since 1988. ''In 1988, we took up 82.5 square meters of fair ground with 10 Turkish companies,'' ITO President Murat Yalcintas said. The diversity of products that Turkish companies present at SIAL is remarkable, according to Yalcintas, adding that Turkey exports more than 200 types of organic food products. ''This means it is not possible to set a game in the global food sector without Turkey. Our second advantage is the geographical location of Turkey. The short-term goal should be 20 billion US dollars (in exports),'' he said.

(ANSAmed).

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