“Erdogan travelled to Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia on June 3-6 to promote Turkey’s investments in yet another demonstration of the dynamism of the Turkish economy and its international ambitions, in particular in former Ottoman empire countries. It is no mystery the visit is part of ‘sultan’ Erdogan’s policy to re-build Ankara’s power based on the economy rather than military strength, moving ‘to where our ancestors’ horses arrived’, as he said in a famous speech”The Turkish premier was accompanied by a number of ministers and entrepreneurs. In Morocco, Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane launched an appeal, together with his counterpart, on businessmen from the two countries to foster closer relations. The 75 Turkish companies currently operating in Morocco have invested some 250 million dollars and are employing approximately 6.200 Moroccan workers”In Algeria Erdogan met Premier Abdelmalek Sellal and spoke to lawmakers at the national congress. He also took part in a forum on Turkish-Algerian business to develop partnership opportunities in the textile, car making and agricultural sectors. Erdogan finally visited a gas plant in Arzew and a new factory built by the local branch of Turkey’s Tosyali”Ankara’s premier then travelled to Tunisia where he announced the signing of 21 new agreements and protocols and offered his country’s financial support for the development of local infrastructures in healthcare, housing, training and utilities. Tunisian Prime Minister Ali Larayedh said ‘the results of Erdogan’s visit to Tunisia reflect a real and strategic development of bilateral relations'”


Source:Fibre2fashion News Desk – India