Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Antalya (ATSO) President Davut Cetin, said that the recent fluctuations in foreign currency violates moral. Cetin voicing bad situation citrus in agricultural exports, "tomato Turkey's exports in October increased by 46 percent. I give Turkey the figures, because now the major part of our fruit and vegetables are going to export through other provinces," he said. The ATSO's November Ordinary Assembly Meeting was held in the Assembly Hall of the Assembly. President of the Assembly and Board of Directors meeting of Borsa Istanbul Turkey Wealth Funds Inc. Chairman of the Board of Directors Himmet Karadağ also attended as a speaker. Following the assembly meeting, plaques were presented to the women who entered the competition in Antalya in 2017 with the prize of "Woman Making a Difference".
Çetin said that the ATSO Advantage Card projects have reached a certain stage and that "We have installed the ATSO Advantage Card function for our new member cards and started to offer discount shopping opportunities to many members in this sector. "Our goal is to improve the trade between our members and our goal is to be able to use this system more effectively in the future," he said.
Davut Çetin, chairman of the ATSO, said that the number of registered employees decreased by 9 per cent last year, the number of employees increased by 10 per cent this year and the number of trades and employers increased by 8 per cent.
The case of vegetables in agricultural exports is good, but citrus voicing the worst of export Cetin, "tomato Turkey's exports in October increased by 46 percent. I give Turkey the figures, because now the major part of our fruit and vegetables are going to export through other provinces. Indicators of last year there is no doubt that it is better than in the past, but in recent days many sectors have complained about slowing down or not doing well ".
Saying that the forecasts are very positive in tourism next year, Cetin said some tour operators see up to 40 percent increase in early bookings. President Cetin, "Turkey is on the rise in the UK market. Due to the rise of prices in Spain profits of tour operators in the German market has become dependent on Turkey," he said.
Following the speeches, plaques were awarded to the women who entered the degree in the Competition of Women Entrepreneurs Award of Antalya in 2017. The 6th prize was awarded in four categories: Innovative Business Idea, Making a Difference in the Region, Social Entrepreneurship and Women Making a Difference in the Digital Transformation. Begüm Kaya and Gülseren Evcen in the category of Women in Innovative Business Idea achieved first place with the idea of "Economy of the Fund". In the category of Women Making a Difference, Zülfiye Nur Sağlamer, in the category "Woman in Social Entrepreneurship", Hülya Bostanoğlu won the Gökçe Sarsılmaz prize in the category "Woman in the Digital Transformation".