Founded in 1971, the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD) is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit, voluntary business organization dedicated to promoting public welfare through private enterprise. TÜSİAD is comprised of CEOs and executives of major industrial and services companies in Turkey, including those that are among global Fortune 500 companies.
TÜSİAD 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 five representative offices around the world: Washington, D.C., Brussels, Paris, Berlin, and London.
TÜSİAD supports independent research and policy discussions on important policy issues in Turkey and abroad.
The Washington Representative Office was established in November 1998. Within the general framework of the mission of its parent organization, TUSIAD-US strives to be a conduit for exchange of information between Turkey and the United States in an effort to strengthen political, economic, and business ties.