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Çelik: “Food is an important, prevalent and irreplaceable sector”

02 May 20162 min reading
Food sector representatives under the Presidency of Şemsi Kopuz, the President of the Federation of Food & Drink Industry Associations of Turkey (TGDF), met Faruk Çelik, the Minister of Food, Agriculture and Livestock. Having remarked that the food sector is an important, prevalent and irreplaceable sector, Faruk Çelik criticised the people who create information pollution regarding his statements and said they were well-prepared in this regard in the meeting during which the issues of the sector were discussed. h_77_8 A group composed of Şemsi Topuz, the President of the Federation of Food & Drink Industry Associations of Turkey, and the presidents and representatives of associations forming the federation visited Faruk Çelik, the Minister of Food, Agriculture and Livestock. The President of the Federation, Şemsi Topuz said in the part of the meeting when the press was allowed that they were the biggest non-governmental organization in Turkish food and drink sector with its 26 member associations and at the same time a member of European Food and Drink Industrialists Confederation. Mr. Kopuz said; “NGOs generally visit you in order to talk about their problems. We are here to learn the ways to support the Ministry and their expectations from our sector. This is a sector having 200 per cent surplus in foreign trade. We can accomplish the 2023 objectives of the government together.” Faruk Çelik, the Minister of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, stated that the sector was an important, prevalent and irreplaceable sector and added; “I am also very content that they were visited for support purposes without any problems.” Mr. Çelik ended his statements wittily and said; “We will bargain about the situation of shelf prices for consumers and evaluate them together.”
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