The fair, which was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, convened prominent producer players in the sector as well as several purchasing groups from the US, Europe, the Far East and the Middle East.
During his speech at the opening ceremony, Arinc said the Halal sector would continue producing and exporting as long as it satisfied people ' s needs.
" Production might be shaped according to that, a new capacity may emerge. This would also mean employment, " he said. Halal food has been an increasingly popular choice among conservatives in the country, who were struggling to maintain an Islamic lifestyle.
In addition to Halal foods, Turkey ' s standardization institution also began last February to provide Halal service certificates to food production and serving facilities that comply with Islamic rules, which opened the way for the formation of a wider tourism and entertainment market.