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Mardin Chambers and Commodity Exchanges continue their activities for regional development. In this context, A visit was paid to the Mardin Governorate.

The participants of the visit to Mardin Governor Mahmut Demirta on 12 July 2021 were as follows: Kzltepe Commodity Exchange (KTB) Assembly President Nezir Yldz, Deputy Secretary General Metin Sert; Kzltepe Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KTSO) Chairman of the Board Mahmut Dündar, Secretary General Ahmet Aslan; Mardin Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MTSO) Chairman of the Board Mehmet Ali Tuta, Secretary General Çetin Sasa; Nusaybin Commodity Exchange (NTB) Chairman of the Board Necdet Akta, Secretary General Abdullah Dal, Accreditation Officer Ercan Çelik; Abdulkadir Güne, Secretary General of Nusaybin Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NTSO); TOBB/TEPAV, Mardin Province/Districts Chamber/CommodityExchange Academic Advisor and Mardin Artuklu University (MAÜ) Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Economics Lecturer Assoc. Dr. Mehmet Behzat Ekinci.

During the visit, various problems related to the development of the city and the region were discussed.

In this context, the agenda items were as follows: Siirt pistachio planting activities, Peanut planting activities, Integration of the business world into the e-commerce system, Initiative for the promotion of local products, Prevention of stubble burning, Cooperation with Mardin Artuklu University, Choice of local products in projects for regional development, Increasing the stakeholder relationship level of the Chambers/Commodity Exchanges with the relevant institutions.

At the meeting, Siirt Pistachio and Peanut were discussed with special attention within the scope of agricultural product diversity. Since the Mardin Governorship also showed a very positive approach to this issue, a goodwill statement was made regarding joint work. Similarly, almond and olive plants that have high added values are aimed to be spread in and around Mardin as well.


Chambers/Commodity Exchanges stated that they are ready to cooperate with relevant institutions in reducing the periodical stubble burning process in and around Mardin due to the local and global problems it causes.


The support of the Governorship was requested within the scope of the “Initiative for the Promotion of Local Products”, which is thought to be carried out under the leadership of the Chambers/Commodity Exchanges. In this regard, a positive approach has been shown in principle for the activities to be carried out.


In the projects prepared and carried out regarding Mardin, negotiations were conducted on promoting the preference of the goods/services produced in and around Mardin, within the bounds of possibilities.Thus, it will be possible to act more appropriately for the purpose of regional development.

Negotiations were conducted to increase the level of cooperation of Mardin Chambers/Commodity Exchanges with relevant Public, Private and Mixed institutions/organizations. The positive intention in this regard was reiterated and the Chambers/Commodity Exchanges reiterated that If invited, they are ready to to cooperate and contribute in any way as a stakeholder/partner to cooperate and contribute in any way possible as a stakeholder/partner.


Ultimately, the continuation of such meetings that yielded fruitful results and were held in a pleasant environment and increasing the level of cooperation were decided.

Date: 2021-07-12
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