Turkish newspaper reveals the size of the contribution of Syrian businessmen in the Turkish economy
The newspaper Yeni Shafak, close to the Turkish ruling party, has highlighted the economic contributions of the Syrians since their arrival in Turkey in 2011.
“Many Turkish officials highlight the economic burden of hosting the large number of refugees, but the presence of this new population, especially since many of them are well-qualified and multilingual, have business,” the newspaper said in a report translated into Arabic. Was a boon to the Turkish economy. ”
The newspaper quoted the Union of Commodity Exchange Chambers, that from 2011 until today registered 6,500 companies founded by the Syrians in Turkey, where the city of Entebbe alone established 1250 companies, while the statistics of the Syrian Economic Forum about 10 thousand companies based on Turkish territory with the calculation of non Registered from them.
The newspaper referred to the experience of the Syrian businessman “Amer Hadri”, who opened a company to produce light food packaging machines in the industrial zone of the city of Entebbe, and how “Urban” exports machinery to all countries of the world after coming to Turkey.
Experts estimate that the presence of Syrians in Turkey and the establishment of businesses in Turkey added to the Turkish economic growth in 2016 about 3%.