The days of events in Iran continue to increase their violence. The number of those who lost their lives while increasing the number of Turkish media. It is also possible that Iranian authorities can take tough measures against the incidents and that large-scale interventions can be used to suppress the insurgencies, and even Iran's doors can be completely closed.
Noting the strong economic relations between Turkey and Iran International Transport and Logistics Service Providers Association Chairman Emre Eldener of both foreign trade logistics industry could be affected by this negative situation, he said.
The events that have been going on for about a week in Iran caused Turkey to turn its attention to the region, as it did the rest of the world. While the spread of internal turmoil in Iran throughout the country creates concern in neighboring countries, it is also possible for Iran to close all its doors to the world.
Emre Eldener, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Forwarding and Logistics Service Providers Association, stated that the tension in Iran, which is one of the important actors of the East-West oriented international trade flow, may also affect the Turkish economy. First of all, the social tension in one of our neighboring countries is sad and worrying for all of us. We hope that the situation will come to an end as soon as possible," he said.
Emphasizing the damage done to our country's economy by the tensions in Iraq and Syria in the past years, Emre Eldener said, “In addition to being our neighbor, Iran is one of the strongest economic actors in the Middle East. The lifting of sanctions imposed on Iran in 2016 was welcomed as a promising development for the logistics industry. Because Iran is connected to Europe thanks to the transportation lines passing through our country. Likewise, the freight flow from Europe to Iran passes through Turkey, increasing the transit freight traffic.”
Emphasizing that Iran has an important place in our foreign trade as well, Emre Eldener said, “It is hoped that our trade volume, which decreased to 15 billion dollars at the time of the embargo, will reach 30 billion dollars after the embargo is lifted. At the same time, within the framework of our bilateral economic relations, many Turkish companies have made significant investments in the region in recent years. Warehouse and fleet investments were made.
In addition, due to the Syrian events in the south remained idle fleets, with Iran's increased trade volume thanks to the re-mobility. However, the threat of re-security of the region will damage the road transport activities in particular. For this reason, the spread of events across the country is primarily human and then economically worries us. Bu