By Tuba Sahin
Turkey eyes to achieve a $182 billion target in foreign sales in 2019 by devising new projects and strategies, said the head of a union of Turkish exporters on Tuesday.
"We aim a Turkey that runs foreign trade surplus," Ismail Gulle, the chairman of the Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM), told an event in Istanbul.
Turkey's foreign trade balance posted a deficit of $55 billion last year, marking a significant improvement compared with $76.8 billion in 2017, according to the preliminary data from the Trade Ministry.
"Innovation and sustainability in exports will be our main guide this year," Gulle said.
Turkey's exports hit an all-time high with $168.1 billion in 2018.