The next wave of Turkish desserts is on the horizon, as Turkey prepares to open its first dessert store, The New York Times reported Monday.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are scheduled to sign a deal in the coming weeks that will see the country open a new bakery and restaurant, the Times reported.
The Turkish government will purchase three new ovens and cookware for the new bakery, the newspaper reported.
The deal is worth $300 million, according to the Times.
Turkey has been making rapid strides in modernizing its economy, especially in its food industry.
The country has expanded the number of grocery stores and is expanding its food-processing facilities to meet the demands of the world’s growing population, including those with a higher consumption of packaged food products.