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Turkey – privatization of sugar factories to be speeded up [Registered]

The Turkish government embarked on privatizing sugar factories in 2001. To date, this has been a slow process. Of the 33 sugar factories in the country, only 8 are in private hands currently. According to an informed source in the industry, the state-run Türkºeker wants to sell 10 of the 25 factories it currently owns by end of this year. Turkish sugar beet producers are generally against privatization due to social and economic reasons. One of the main arguments of the anti-privatization group is that once these plants are privatized, only a few profitable sugar factories will survive and the…

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