Turkish, Chinese firms to ink $1.38 billion deals: Minister

AFP, Wednesday 22 Feb 2012

Turkish and Chinese companies will sign on Wednesday contracts totalling $1.38 billion in an attempt to bolster economic ties between the two countries, Turkey's Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan said.

"Today, Chinese and Turkish firms will ink deals worth nearly $1.38 billion," Caglayan was quoted as saying by the Anatolia news agency during a landmark visit by China's leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping in Istanbul.

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