NEW YORK 

Turkish textile exporters organized a fair, I Of The World, in the U.S. to promote the country’s textile products.

The two-day event kicked off on Tuesday with 32 Turkish companies joining. The first-ever fair was organized by Istanbul Textile and Raw Materials Exporters’ Association (ITHIB).

Turkish Deputy Trade Minister Riza Tuna Turagay stressed the U.S. is a significant and major market in the textile sector.

While the U.S.’ textile and apparel imports are around $100 billion annually, Turkey has its share with some $1 billion exports to the U.S. in these sectors, said the official.

Turagay added that

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