(ECO) ISTANBUL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOPES FOR A DEAL WITH IMF.
BISHKEK Bishkek (bĭsh`kĕk), formerly Frunze (frn`zĕ), city (1993 est. pop. , Oct 2, 2009 (TUR tur: see ibex. ) -- Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO Ito, city (1990 pop. 71,223), Shizuoka prefecture, central Honshu, Japan, on the Izu Peninsula and the Sagami Sea. It is an important fishing port and hot spring resort.
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See International Monetary Fund (IMF). ) would sign a deal.
Murat Yalcintas, chairman of the chamber, said Friday, "I hope that a deal would be reached with IMF. But if it is not reached, it is not the end of the world. We will continue our way with or without IMF."
Yalcintas held a press conference in Bishkek on the chamber's talks in Kyrgyzstan on Friday.
ITO executives informed Kyrgyz officials on Turkish businessmen's problems in competing with China, he said.
Freight charges should be reduced between Turkey and Turkic republics, Yalcintas said. "There is a railway project for the region and it should be speeded up by contributions of all regional countries," he said.
Yalcintas said Kyrgyzstan had a great potential, and the chamber's representatives were visiting this country to improve the investment atmosphere between the two countries.
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