"THE RUSSIAN GATES ARE OPENED"
Russia is extremely important market for the Turkey's agricultural products. The past biletaral troubles are already behind us. The Russian authorities opened the border gates again on the grounds of the real demand for Turkish agricultural products. According to the January-April 2018 report of the Mediterranean Exporters Association, the fruit and vegetable exports to Russia amounted to $ 202.2 million, or 315.2 thousand tons. It increased by 91% in the tonnage compared to the same period of the previous year and by $ 125 millions in terms of value. Meanwhile, Turkey's total fruit and vegetables exports for the same period (Jan-Apr 2018) is $ 794.5 millions.