Turkey’s construction sector grew 6.6 percent in the first half of the year, mainly due to public investments, according to a report by the Construction Materials Industrialists Association (İMSAD). “The private construction sector has been shrinking for the last successive six quarters. We believe that the whole sector could grow in a healthier manner with more private investments, rather than public investments,” the head of İMSAD Dündar Yetişener said in a written statement yesterday.