Confederation of Turkish Tradesmen and Craftsmen (TESK) Chairman Bendevi Palandöken said Ramadan Bayram was "eventful" this year and created an extra demand in the domestic market. "It was really important for this positive atmosphere to be reflected in trade," Palandöken said, adding that this Ramadan Bayram was different than previous holidays and mobility increased due to the notable distance covered in the fight with terrorism and the extension of the holiday period.
Palandöken pointed out that the recovery in relations with Israel and Russia had a positive impact on the market as well, stressing the revival of the domestic market during the summer.
Indicating that people have started paying visits to one another and going out to the market in southeastern and eastern Anatolia after the problems related to terrorism were eliminated, Palandöken said that business was booming for Turkish tradesmen, with people buying products in several touristic regions, creating mobility during the holiday. "This one was different from previous holidays. The nine-day holiday had a ‘doping' effect on tradesmen. It was really important for this positive atmosphere to be reflected. This holiday boosted the market, and this positive atmosphere will close the tourism deficit," Palandöken continued.