German car giant Volkswagen will delay the decision to build a new plant in Turkey for the second time, MIA reports.
The agency cites an anonymous source in the British media, according to which the
"We still have time and can certainly do that decision by mid-year," said the source, who is familiar with VW's discussions.
Volkswagen is again postponing its decision on whether to build a car plant in Turkey, a source told Reuters on Tuesday, after the company halted the process in the wake of international criticism of the country's military operations in Syria.
"We still have time and can certainly do that [decision] by mid-year," the person familiar with the discussions said.
Volkswagen announced on Monday that it has once again postponed the opening date of some of its production facilities in China because of the coronavirus concerns.
The German carmaker said that Saic Volkswagen - the joint venture between Volkswagen and Saic Motor Corp- will resume its activities as early as February 24th.
Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Kostas Fragogiannis meets with a delegation of Volkswagen (in connection with a project for the production of electric vehicles.
The Greek government is strongly committed to promoting the use of electric vehicles as a strategic priority, according to the Foreign Ministry's website.
Volkswagen was the most popular car brand in Turkey in January in terms of the number of units it sold on the local market, the latest data have shown.
In the month, the German carmaker managed to sell a total of 3,700 vehicles, according to the calculations of Anadolu Agency, based on the figures from the Automotive Distributors' Association (ODD).
The foundation stone for Turkey's first domestic car plant will be laid in May with construction expected to take a year, its CEO said on Jan. 28.
Gürcan Karakaş of Turkey's Automobile Joint Venture Group (TOGG) said at a news conference in the country's industrial province of Kocaeli that the factory will start mass production in 2022 with an annual capacity of 175,000 units.