ISTANBUL - Members of Turkey's Tile Manufacturers Association (TMA) showcased their tiles, sanitary wares, and shower, bathroom and plumbing fittings at Unicera 2002 at the new Tuyap Centre in Istanbul.

Backed by its leading manufacturers, government agencies and other organizations, Turkey is becoming more aggressive in its bid for international business.

"We can be confident that there will be no slowdown in our efforts to elevate internationally the perception of our sustained high quality of production," said TMA President Adnan Polat. "We are unafraid of design or price comparisons. We live and compete with the very best."

Turkey is the world's fifth largest producer of tile, and third largest producer in Europe.