TÜSİAD Statement on the General Elections in Turkey
The Board of Directors of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD) released a statement following the General Elections of June 7, 2015. We extend our congratulations to all members of Parliament who have been elected and the political parties that will be represented in the Turkish Grand National Assembly. As representatives of the business world, we believe that the incoming Parliament will resolutely work toward raising the level of Turkey’s democracy, economy and social standards.
TUSIAD President Haluk Dinçer’s Remarks at the B20 Launch Meeting
The B20 Turkey Launch Meeting was held in Istanbul on December 15, bringing the global and Turkish business communities together. TUSIAD President Haluk Dinçer, in his remarks, stressed that the B20 platform is a significant opportunity for business leaders to influence global decision-makers in order to maintain a global agenda that is favorable to international business and trade.
Business Priorities for Turkey’s G20 Presidency in 2015
Turkey assumes the G20 Presidency in 2015 and will chair and host the B20. In that context, the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD) initiated a global study to define the private sector’s priorities for the recommendations that will be produced during Turkey’s Presidency, with special focus on the increasing role of emerging markets and G20 in the world economy. A survey was conducted with business leaders of six G20 countries: Brazil, France, India, United Kingdom, United States and Turkey. The results of the survey are analyzed in light of former G20-B20 outputs, as well as the Turkish government’s priorities for 2015. The survey highlights 9 main priorities, of which respondents rated promoting sustainable and green growth, developing human capital and promoting employment, and improving anti-corruption efforts among the highest. The data is further analyzed by developed and emerging markets in order to identify more targeted approaches to differing priorities. A separate analysis of specific policies identifies a major difference between emerging and developed markets, where emerging markets emphasize governance and control, and developed markets value entrepreneurship and innovation. Following the conclusions drawn from the study, a list of business policy proposals has been created to recommend for inclusion on the G20 agenda during Turkey’s Presidency. Read the full executive summary here. See the full report here.
TUSIAD President on Prime Minister Erdogan’s visit to Washington
Above: President Obama holds a press conference with Prime Minister Erdogan. To read the transcript, click here. TUSIAD President Muharrem Yilmaz made the following statement regarding Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Washington, DC.
White House Fact Sheet: U.S.-Turkey Partnership
The White House released the “U.S.-Turkey Partnership” fact sheet on May 16 with Prime Minister Erdogan’s Washington visit. Below you can find the full text (see also “U.S.-Turkey Economic Partnership“). Fact Sheet: U.S.-Turkey Partnership The United States and Turkey share a strong partnership and friendship, rooted in common values and strategic interests, and reinforced by the enduring links between the people of both countries. The United States is firmly committed to broadening and deepening this partnership, and together we have taken great strides in recent years. A shared vision for how to advance bilateral, regional, and global issues continues to drive the United States and Turkey ever closer. The vital people-to-people connections that thrive across an extensive range of sectors and topics ensure this relationship continues to modernize and advance. Following are key areas of this important partnership.