Baku, Azerbaijan, July 8
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey can use Greece's territory for cargo transportation to Europe, Fatih Sener, executive director of Turkey's International Transporters Association told Trend July 8.
He said that today Turkish-Bulgarian border is the main route for cargo transportation from Turkey to Europe.
Sener added that 750 trucks are sent from Turkey to Bulgaria per day, while a maximum of 200 trucks are sent to Greece which is related to the conditions on the border checkpoint of both countries.
"Using Greece's territory for cargo transportation from Turkey to Europe doesn't mean that Turkey refuses from using Bulgaria's borders," he said. "Turkey is seeking access to Europe as before."
Sener added that Ankara regards Turkish-Greek border (Ispala) as an alternative access to EU.
EU has spent 6 billion euros for reconstruction of roads in Greece and it is great chance for cargo transportation to EU, according to the executive director.
He added that Greece can get 400 million euros from the cargo transportation and it can be useful for the country's economic recovery.
Earlier, Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek said that the ministry is awaiting the instruction of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu for rendering financial support to Greece, adding that Turkey has an opportunity for that.
Edited by CN
Follow the author on Twitter: @rhafizoglu