Turkey’s official news agency talked about the contribution of Syrian manufactures to the country’s economy and their role in invigorating the children’s garment industry in Turkey. It said that the children’s ready-to-wear market has increased by 30% in terms of customer diversity and production capacity thanks to Syrian manufacturers.
In an interview with Anadolu Agency (AA), Dosso Dossi Holding CEO Hikmet Eraslan said that a very serious customer portfolio from the Middle East has started to be formed in Turkey in the recent period.
Eraslan pointed out that the number of Middle Eastern customers in Turkey has increased considerably, adding that Syrian factory owners set up their production networks in Turkey and “brought their customers to the country.”
Noting that they now welcome thousands of customers from Libya, Iraq, Beirut and Algeria, Eraslan said that these customers previously bought from Syria. He added: “Because they found the diversity of Syrian companies in Turkey, they have invigorated the Turkish economy.”
“As a result, our children’s ready-to-wear market has increased by 30% in terms of customer diversity and production capacity. While 15% of the increase is due to Syrian manufacturers, the other 15% is due to Turkish manufacturers who have improved themselves for new buyers and gained footing in the competition. Over time, this figure will increase even more.”
AA said that the Syrian manufacturers had a role in making Turkey a center of attraction for Middle Eastern buyers of kids’ wear. Turkey is now one of the major international markets meeting the growing needs of the Middle East markets in terms of children’s clothing sector.
The newspaper noted that the Syrian nationals established more than 7,243 legally licensed companies in Turkey. In addition, there are companies that were not licensed and unregistered with the Turkish authorities. Syrians now are on top of the list of foreign investors who established companies in Turkey.
These reports are important for clarifying the positive role of the Syrian nationals in Turkey as they show how they are contributing to the invigoration of the various sectors of the Turkish economy. They also highlight Syrians’ industriousness and contribute to the refuting of fake news about them. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Anadolu Agency)