Turkey can reposition itself in global supply chains in the long term as the novel coronavirus outbreak continues to impact the world economy, a longtime German businessman told Anadolu Agency.

Suggesting that the current extraordinary circumstances may offer opportunities, Thilo Pahl, head of the German-Turkish Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said: “In the long run, this virus crisis offers Turkey a huge opportunity to reposition itself in the global supply chain.”

More than 7,000 German companies operate in Turkey, providing jobs for 140,000 people, he said, adding that this number had the potential to grow.

“Many German small and

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