The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Turkish Karanfil Group, Murtaza Karanfil, said that they intend to expand their sea travel routes to Libya from Istanbul to Benghazi and Misrata at the same time.
In a statement issued by the Turkish Trade Group, Karanfil stressed the importance of trade exchange with Libya, which he said was a trade exchange with the African continent at the same time.
He added that, given the geostrategic location that Libya enjoys, it is the world's gateway to Africa and Africa's gateway to the world, indicating that he was happy for the resumption of sea travel voyages between Istanbul and Misrata after a 25-year hiatus.
He stressed that this step would contribute to establishing close trade ties with other African countries.
Regarding the details of the cruises between the two countries, "Kronfel" said that they operate (4) trips per month via ships with a total capacity of (900) passenger beds, (400) cars and (1,700) tons of cargo.
Karanfil said that their group was contributing to establishing commercial links between 26.000 Turkish companies and 120,000 Libyan clients.
Karanfil also revealed that the volume of trade exchange between Turkey and Libya amounted to 3.6 billion dollars, despite the ongoing instability in Libya.