About Us

“The objective of the Representative Office is to develop and deepen Turkey-U.S. relations in every field as well as strengthen mutual interaction.”

TÜSİAD is the premier private sector organization in Turkey. It is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit entrepreneur organization, which represents a very large share of the Turkish economy. Members of TÜSİAD (including many U.S. multinationals), account for 85% of Turkey’s total foreign trade volume (excluding energy imports), 50% of total private sector employment, and 80% of total corporate taxes. Our organization promotes principles of participatory democracy, a competitive market economy, environmental sustainability, and universal freedoms and human rights. TÜSİAD is a member of BusinessEurope and the Global Business Coalition, and has a strong international network of four representative offices around the world: Washington, D.C., Brussels, Paris, and Berlin.

The Washington Representative Office of TÜSİAD was established in 1998 and supports the work of the Brookings Institution and the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMFUS).

The Washington Representative Office serves as a conduit for exchange of information between Turkey and the United States on business, economic and political issues through conferences, panels, roundtable discussions, and research projects. The organization endeavors to develop and deepen the Turkey – U.S. relationship in every field and to strengthen mutual interaction.

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