Turkish airlines launches flights to Ulan Bator

As the Turkish Airlines (THY) has added the Mongolian capital city of Ulan Bator into its international network of flights, Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek said that those flights would initiate a new period in which relations with the land of our ancestors would get closer.

Simsek spoke to the Turkiye daily following a ceremony which was held on the occasion of new flights launched between Turkey and Mongolia, saying that a positive cycle would start thanks to these flights. “Now we are becoming ‘real neighbors’ with Mongolia.

A quite strong bridge would have been established thanks to the THY,” Simsek added. Stating that 1,300 Mongolian students who study in Turkey with significant contributions made by the Turkish state will undertake very important duties both in the public and private sector in their country, Simsek said that this figure was high, considering that the population of Mongolia is less than 3 million.

Touching upon the flights launched by THY, Simsek said, “Of course, such a rapprochement is reflected in the field of commerce as well.

In line with the target indicated by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to this country, the trade volume between the two countries which has previously amounted to $3 million increased to $47 million last year.”

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