TÜSİAD Statement on Snap Elections in Turkey
The Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD) called on authorities to ensure that early elections are secure, free and fair, in accordance with the rule of law and fundamental freedoms.
TÜSİAD Delegation in Washington for Talks
The President of the Board of Directors of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD) Cansen Basaran-Symes will lead a delegation of TUSIAD members to Washington on April 12-14. The TUSIAD delegation will hold talks on U.S. – Turkey political and economic ties.
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.
US Senate confirms John Bass as ambassador to Turkey
Hurriyet Daily News The U.S. Senate has finally confirmed John Bass as the ambassador to Ankara. Bass, who was nominated in June but had his nomination held up by the Senate until after the August recess, was approved Sept. 17 by a vote of 98 – 0. Read more from Hurriyet Daily News here.
TUSIAD President Haluk Dincer Makes Statement on Turkey’s Role in TTIP Negotiations
AA Photo The Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD) President Haluk Dincer warned that the eventual integration of the American and European economies would harm Turkey’s economy by providing the U.S. “asymmetrical” access to Turkish markets. Therefore, “Turkey must definitely become a part of the ongoing TTIP negotiations [with the U.S. and EU] as soon as possible,” he said. Read more here. Full statement (in Turkish) available here.