Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 12
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Turkey will create a new ministry of automotive industry, the country’s media reported.
The ministry will be created as part of the program on creation of domestic car models.
The ministry will control production of domestic cars and development of the Turkish automotive industry.
Officials of Turkey have not confirmed this information so far.
On Nov. 2 last year, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the names of companies that will take part in manufacturing of domestic cars. He noted that those companies are Anadolu Grubu, BMC, Kiraca Holding, Turkcell and Zorlu Holding.
Erdogan said that starting from 2021, Turkey will start exporting domestically made cars to neighboring countries.
The president added that it is also planned to create a special commission which will supervise the domestic production of cars.
Turkey ranks sixth in Europe in car production. Models of Ford, FIAT, Renault, Toyota, Honda, Opel, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz and MAN are currently assembled in Turkey.
Moreover, Turkey manufactures local brands of buses, such as BMC, Temsa and Otokar.
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