ECONOMY

SEV greets opening of Turk bank branches

The vice president of the Federation of Greek Enterprises (SEV) and head of its international activity division, Thanassis Lavidas, is seen here addressing the federation’s working lunch at an Athens hotel yesterday. SEV discussed the activity of the Greek-Turkish Business Council on the occasion of a sizable presence of Turkish business and economic officials in Greece for the opening of the two Greek branches of Turkish bank Ziraat Bankasi. Yesterday saw the opening of the branch in Athens and this afternoon the Komotini branch will be inaugurated in Thrace. The Turkish mission in Greece is headed by the neighboring country’s deputy prime minister responsible for economic affairs, Nazim Ekren.