European Union–Turkey relations

Turkish officials stress need to update customs union

The landmark free trade agreement signed between Turkey and the U.K. has shown that the European Union Customs Union falls behind on many fronts, a top Turkish official said on Jan. 6. 

The deal between Ankara and London signed last week could be a model for updating the customs union, said Nail Olpak, the head of Turkey's Foreign Economic Relations Board, at a virtual meeting.

Turkish retailer LC Waikiki debuts in Uganda

Turkey's LC Waikiki opened its flagship store in Kampala, Uganda.

The fashion retailer is ​​​​​​​Europe's fastest-growing urban fashion chain, internationally renowned for offering high-quality apparel at a great value.

As the global ambassador of Turkey, LC Waikiki opened its first store outside Turkey in 2009 and has since expanded rapidly across the world.