Van's honey industry has recovered from ruin, registering a 100 percent production increase compared to last year, producers say.
In August, Hakkari did more business in exports than bigger cities such as Van and Erzurum
The World Bank's additional funding of $400 million will go to an existing underground gas storage construction project.
The prime minister is urging lower interest rates, but officials at the Central Bank exert their independence.
New investments are stimulating the rural economy, agriculture officials said.
Turkey shows its determination to cut funding to terrorist groups by aligning its terrorist blacklist with a recent UN decision.