Thousands of tonnes of Turkish tomatoes could rot, Russian border closed
Topics: TURKISH TOMATO RUSSIA BORDER
Turkish exporters have been waiting for Russia to officially increase its import quota for Turkish tomatoes.
"A tiny matter such as tomato imports should not cause a strain in relations between Russia and Turkey,” Hakkı Bahar, chairman of the Western Mediterranean Exporters Union, told Daily Sabah.
Turkish exporters would face a financial loss of around $20 million to $30 million if Russia does not raise the quota, said Ali Uçak, the owner of one of the exporting companies whose truck was stranded in the buffer zone. ■