Re-positioning Turkey’s Chemicals Industry

September 2009. Turkey’s chemicals industry is heavily dependent of Western companies, and there are changes to diversify the geographic reach. How should current petrochemical projects be assessed at Izmir, Adana-Ceyhan and in other parts of the country? What is the outlook to manufacturing biosimilars? What is required to modernise the sector?

Timur Erk, President of TKSD, the Turkish Chemical Industry Association offers an unvarnished view of weaknesses of the country’s draught horse for the economy. In the interview with B2Bioworld he is discussing sensitive issues of state aids, unregistered trading, and hazardous waste treatment. There are real threats, but also opportunities for those who learn their lesson.Reading time: 12 min

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