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U.S. Chamber Announces Robust Effort to Advance U.S.-Turkey Economic Relationship PDF Print E-mail
2013-04-18 11:58:35
Image WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Turkey Business Initiative (USTBI) tonight welcomed Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan and President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu. Myron Brilliant, the Chamber’s executive vice president and head of International Affairs, joined Babacan and Hisarcıklıoğlu to celebrate the culmination of a three-day trip by a Turkish delegation to the U.S. spotlighting a renewed focus on the economic relationship between the two countries.
 
Brilliant announced the Chamber’s USTBI will initiate a new and robust effort to deepen commercial ties with Turkey and significantly enhance the bilateral commercial relationship.

“Turkey is a burgeoning global player with significant economic potential,” said Brilliant. “It is vital that American and Turkish companies collaborate to establish partnerships that will allow us to expand bilateral trade and promote economic growth. Through the efforts of the U.S.-Turkey Business Initiative, the Chamber will help lead an effort to promote Turkey’s dynamic economy as an attractive destination for trade and investment dollars. We are delighted to partner with both the Turkish government and our Turkish counterpart, TOBB, in this goal.”

During their trip, the delegation made stops in New York City, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C., meeting both with CEOs of major U.S. corporations that are heavily invested in Turkey and with companies that are looking to expand their investment in the Turkish market.

“We are very enthusiastic about the prospect of increasing U.S.-Turkey economic relations, and this ‘Turkey Investment Week’ is a wonderful example of the emphasis we are putting on this goal. We are grateful to both TOBB and the U.S. Chamber for spearheading this important mission,” said Babacan.

“TOBB is absolutely committed to strengthening the bilateral U.S.-Turkey relationship and we are delighted to be partnering with the U.S. Chamber on this endeavor. We look forward to building off of our visit and are excited for our future collaborations,” said Hisarcıklıoğlu.
 
The U.S.-Turkey Business Initiative is the leading advocacy organization representing America’s top companies doing business with Turkey. The initiative is made up of senior executives of U.S. companies from every business sector that are major investors in Turkey.


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. Its International Affairs division includes more than 50 regional and policy experts and 12 country-specific business councils and initiatives. The U.S. Chamber also works closely with 116 American Chambers of Commerce abroad.
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