Turkey eyes more Chinese visitors and investment

BY  | FROM China Daily | 2018-04-09 09:40

  More than 350,000 Chinese visited Turkey last year and the country has set the goal of attracting 1 million Chinese travelers a year, said Abdulkadir Emin Onen, Turkey's ambassador to China.

  At a promotional event in Guangzhou on April 3 marking the Turkey Tourism Year in China, he told the media that to meet this end more flights between the two countries are necessary.

Turkey eyes more Chinese visitors and investment

  A Turkish tourism promotion seminar is held in Guangzhou on April 3. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

  With more than 1,000 China-invested projects now in Turkey, the country welcomes more Chinese investment in a wide range of sectors, but especially in technology-focused fields such as research and development and artificial intelligence.

  Turkey has the advantage of acting as a regional business hub serving Europe, Asia and Africa, Onen said.

  Onen also emphasizes exchanges between students and teachers of the two countries as a way to enhance mutual understanding.

Turkey eyes more Chinese visitors and investment

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