Turkey's exports rose by 7.3% to 11.8 billion U.S. dollars in May 2012 compared to the same month of 2011, as Anatolia news agency reports. Turkish Assembly of Exporters (TIM) announced on Friday exports figures for May 2012 at a gathering in southern province of Antalya with participation of Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan. Exports increased by 10.31% to 59.8 billion U.S. dollars year-on-year in the first five months of 2012. The country's exports exceeded 140 billion USD in the past 12 months. (ANSAmed).