Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey

Çukurova will be Turkey’s new “Marmara”

25.03.2015 / Mersin

TOBB President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu visited the Mersin Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MTSO). Stating that the Marmara Region has become overcrowded, Hisarcıklıoğlu said, “The sun rises from Mersin, Adana. We must think of a new Marmara Region which encompasses Çukurova, Kayseri and Konya. In order to bring this about, the first thing we need is transportation. Anatolia and Antalya requires transportation. This should be your priority. In order to become one of the capitals of tourism and industry, it is imperative to have an airport.”​

Hisarcıklıoğlu and those accompanying him, TOBB Board Member Şahin Bilgiç, GTİ Inc. Board Chairman Arif Parmaksız, TOBB ETÜ Hospital Board Director Şadan Eren, UMAT Inc. Board Chairman Hüsnü Ünal and the chamber-exchange presidents from surrounding counties and provinces, visited Mersin TSO Chairman Şerafetting Aşut and the Board and Council Members.


Mersin is one of Turkey’s pioneering provinces with the role it plays in agriculture, foreign trade, logistics and industry, stated Hisarcıklıoğlu and went on to report that the fastest growing port in Turkey is Mersin, “Mersin has an industry contribution to its GDP at 35%. Mersin is one of our prominent industrial ccities.”


- “A new type of cheque will enter the market soon”


Reporting that QR coded cheques will be entering circulation following their meeting with Deputy PM Ali Babacan, Hisarcıklıoğlu stated that a new transaction instrument would become available.


By scanning the QR code of the cheque, one would have access to information regarding the transaction history of the person who gave you the cheque. This would include whether the owner has unpaid debts or has given out bounced cheques in the past, Hisarcıklıoğlu went on, “You would have the option of asking for a regular or QR code cheque. With QR coded cheques you would have additional information and not be working on hunches.”

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