Veysel Yayan, Secretary General of the Turkish Steel Producers Association, stated that the industry will be able to supply 4 million tons of rebar in 4 months, which will be needed for the earthquake zone.
For the Iskenderun and Osmaniye regions, where the emitting enterprises and factories are located, "We have 7 manufacturing establishments in this region, which constitute approximately 32 percent of the steel production and steel production capacity. There was no serious damage to any of these establishments; however, most of the personnel working in these establishments was not in question. Their homes were destroyed," he said.
Speaking to Bloomberg, Yayan said that the Turkish steel industry has a flat steel production capacity of approximately 18.5 million tons, whereas it has produced 15.5 million tons, the most so far. Yayan said, "Currently, the amount needed for the container is around 80 thousand tons. Therefore, this corresponds to only 1 percent of our total production. Similarly, approximately 4 million tons of rebar is needed within 4-5 months for the construction investments planned to be realized there. We are in a position to meet this easily because Turkey has a rebar capacity of around 24 million tons,"