Preparing a report for the domestic car brand, Diyarbakir Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (DTSO) claimed to make domestic car brand in the southeastern city
Diyarbakir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DTSO) claimed to make domestic car brand. In this scope the chamber has prepared a report and submitted to the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB). Ahmet Sayar, the head of the DTSO and Engin Yesil, the head of Diyarbakir Trade Bourse, visited Rifat Hisarciklioglu, Chairman of the TOBB at his office. Holding a reviewing meeting together with public and private bodies, Sayar said they had offered “Domestic Made Production Feasibility Report” to Hisarciklioglu. Following negotiation with Hisarciklioglu, Ahmet Sayar said they had prepared a wide extensive report together with DTSO, DTB, Organized Industrial Zone, Dicle University, Provincial Directorate of Science, Industry and Technology, Karacadag Development Agency and the firms operate in automotive industry. Highlighting the automotive sector which constituted of 5 percent of the world economy worth $4 trillion also very important in terms of Turkey, Sayar said they considered the automotive production was a great opportunity to solve social problems of Turkey. Pointing out the automotive industry investments in Germany regarding having spread across the country had not caused for the regional income differences, Sayar continued, “For this reason, with a positive discrimination the southeastern province of Diyarbakir should be put at the center of the domestic made car production by the authorized state bodies and our government. We will state this at every platform persistently. For this a decision has been made by remaining harmonious with all participants in line with making all lobby works. I consider that the domestic made car would be possible to prepare for rue products to meet expectations of users through sustainable, longtermed and with R & D studies that will carry the brand to future. Thus the domestic made car to be manufactured should be electric vehicle rather than conventional and hybrid model, so the charge stations should be boosted throughout Turkey in a swift way.” Sayar also added the report had been also offered to Hasan Basri Guzeloglu, governor of Diyarbakir, and said; “I hope the governor Hasan Basri Guzeloglu coming here from Kocaeli that features a hub of industry and automotive sector is a chance for us. I hope our province will take place in a national project in a noteworthy way.” As for DTB Chairman Engin Yesil, stating they negotiated the issue with Rifat Hisarciklioglu at the consultation meeting of Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia, and said the automotive sector was one of the locomotive sectors of Turkey in production and exports. He added the assembling plants, developed supplier industry and power of brain which act in several international brands as top level execs in Turkey owned the infrastructure to be able to make the domestic made car. He also pointed out the business circles in Diyarbakir have been ready to offer every kind of responsibility and support.