The region is
going through a transformation now, with more people looking for quality
and name brands, Nevzat Hadi, the Arbil governor, said yesterday during
a branch opening of a leading Turkish ready-wear brand, DeFactor, in
Arbil. Turkish brands dominate the region, he stated, attributing this
fact to the improving relations between Turkey and northern Iraq“There are many Turkish brands in the stores here.
People see the name of Turkey as proof of quality,” said Aydın Selcen,
Turkey’s consul general to Arbil, calling on more Turkish companies to
enter the northern Iraqi market and make investments .Turkey’s commercial attaché to Arbil, Deniz Kutlu,
said Turkey’s trade volume with Iraq amounts to $6 billion, $5.2 billion
of which is Turkey’s exports to the country. “A large part of this
amount is made up of textile and ready-wear goods,” he added. İstanbul
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