Turkey, Europe's biggest in agriculture
Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek said that Turkey ranked the first in Europe and seventh in the world in the aspect of agricultural growth.
Simsek said that total support reserved for agriculture was envisioned to be increased 17.8 percent from 11.1 billion Turkish lira to 13.1 billion TL in 2013.
It had been only three billion TL in 2002, he added.
Agricultural gross domestic product, which had been 23.7 billion USD in 2002, increased to 61.8 billion USD in 2011, said Simsek.
Sunday, March 17, 2013