Odessa and Istanbul are the flagship of the FTA between Ukraine and Turkey. It was stated by the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych during negotiations on a free trade area between Ukraine and Turkey.
Experts believe that the agreement on free trade zone with Turkey could be signed till the end of this year. This will open up new opportunities for international trade, in which port of Odessa will play a significant part. So in a nearest future Odessa (Ukraine) hotels will see more businessmen from Turkey.
By now trade turnover between Ukraine and Turkey amounted to $ 6 billion in 2011, and it’s planned to bring it up to $ 20 billion.