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U.S.-Turkey Business Council Representative Joins High-Level Economic Dialogue Meeting with President Erdogan
August 2, 2016

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council’s Istanbul-based representative Zeynep Guven joined U.S. Chamber members and leading foreign investors in Turkey for a meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara. The meeting was organized by the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) and International Investors Association (YASED) to reaffirm Turkey’s commitment to achieving its macroeconomic targets and structural reforms.


U.S.-Turkey Business Council Hosts Roundtable Meeting with H.E. Recep Akdag, Minister of Health
July 14, 2016

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council co-hosted H.E. Recep Akdag, Minister of Health with Rifat Hisarciklioglu, President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) at TOBB Headquarters in Ankara. The roundtable meeting convened high-level representatives from leading U.S. pharmaceutical and medical devices companies operating in Turkey.


U.S.-Turkey Business Council Hosts Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Roundtable Meeting with H.E. Nabi Avci, Minister of Culture and Tourism
July 12, 2016

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council co-hosted H.E. Nabi Avci, Minister of Culture and Tourism with the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) in Istanbul, Turkey. The roundtable meeting was preceded by a private meeting with Minister Avci, the U.S. Chamber delegation led by Executive Vice President Myron Brilliant and members of the TOBB Board.


U.S.-Turkey Business Council Hosts Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Roundtable Meeting with H.E. Nabi Avci, Minister of Culture and Tourism
July 12, 2016

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council co-hosted H.E. Nabi Avci, Minister of Culture and Tourism with the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) in Istanbul, Turkey. The roundtable meeting was preceded by a private meeting with Minister Avci, the U.S. Chamber delegation led by Executive Vice President Myron Brilliant and members of the TOBB Board.


U.S.-Turkey ICT & Innovation Conference with e-Tohum
June 22, 2016

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council Executive Director Jennifer Miel joined the fourth annual Etohum San Francisco event, organized to bridge the Turkish and San Francisco startup ecosystems. The summit convened over 300 entrepreneurs, investors and technologies from Turkey and San Francisco.


U.S.-Turkey Business Council Participates in Roundtable Meeting with H.E. Recep Akdag, Minister of Health
June 15, 2016

Following the U.S. Chamber’s participation in the BIO Convention in San Francisco on June 6-9, 2016, U.S.-Turkey Business Council Executive Director Jennifer Miel joined a roundtable meeting in Boston, MA with H.E. Recep Akdag, Minister of Health to discuss role of the private sector in meeting Turkey’s healthcare priorities and targets.


U.S.-Turkey Business Council Supports Middle Markets Summit Dinner with H.E. Serdar Kilic, Turkish Ambassador to the United States
May 24, 2016

Turkish Ambassador to the United States Serdar Kilic hosted a dinner meeting for the second annual Middle Markets Summit participants. Middle Markets Summit is organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with The Wall Street Journal, to focus exclusively on America’s middle market. The summit presents two days of high-quality programming, powerful networking opportunities and urgent insights tailored to the business priorities of the middle market executives in attendance.


U.S.-Turkey Business Council Hosts Ministers of Health and Communications in Consecutive Roundtable Meetings
April 20, 2016

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council co-hosted Minister of Health Mehmet Muezzinoglu and Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Binali Yildirim with the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey for consecutive roundtable meetings in Ankara. The meetings convened leading U.S. company representatives in healthcare and ICT sectors for comprehensive roundtable meetings.


U.S.-Turkey Business Council Hosts Roundtable Breakfast Meeting with Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Fikri Isik
April 4, 2016

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council attended a roundtable breakfast meeting with Minister of Science, Industry, and Technology Fikri Isik in Boston, MA along with leading technology company representatives.


U.S.-Turkey Business Council Hosts Private Luncheon with Minister of Economy H.E. Mustafa Elitas and TOBB President Rifat Hisarciklioglu
March 30, 2016

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council hosted a private roundtable meeting with Minister of Economy Mustafa Elitas and President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey Rifat Hisarciklioglu at the U.S.Chamber Headquarters in Washington, D.C.


U.S.-Turkey Business Council Hosts Roundtable Meeting with H.E. Mehmet Simsek, Deputy Prime Minister in Charge of the Economy
January 6, 2016

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council hosted a roundtable meeting with Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the Economy Mehmet Simsek at the U.S.Chamber Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The meeting convened leading U.S. companies investing in Turkey.


U.S.-Turkey Business Council Hosts Roundtable Meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Dan Mullaney
December 4, 2015

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council hosted a roundtable meeting with Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Dan Mullaney at the U.S. Chamber Headquarters in Washington, D.C.


U.S.-Turkey Business Council Meets with Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken
November 16, 2015

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council’s Senior Vice President Khush Choksy and Executive Director Jennifer Miel attended a meeting with Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken at the U.S. Department of State.


U.S.-Turkey Business Council Attends Roundtable with Minister of Economy H.E. Nihat Zeybekci, Ambassador Michael Punke, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, in Istanbul
October 6, 2015

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council’s Executive Director Jennifer Miel attended a roundtable discussion in Istanbul featuring H.E. Nihat Zeybekci, Turkish Minister of Economy and Ambassador Michael Punke, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative on the sidelines of the G20 Trade Minister’s meeting. The meeting convened U.S. and Turkish business representatives and was cohosted by AmCham Turkey/ABFT and Turkey-U.S. Business Council (TAIK).


U.S.-Turkey Business Council Hosts Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu in New York
September 29, 2015

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council in cooperation with the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) hosted the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey Ahmet Davutoğlu for a roundtable meeting with U.S. CEOs and corporate executives in New York to discuss opportunities for American companies and strengthening the overall bilateral commercial relationship.


U.S. Chamber and TOBB Launch Joint Study to Deepen Bilateral Trade and Investment in Ankara
September 8, 2015

On September 8, 2015 the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) launched a joint study highlighting the incentives for the governments of the United States and Turkey to pursue a comprehensive free trade agreement in the coming years.

The study, titled “Upgrading the U.S.-Turkey Commercial Relationship,” can be accessed here.


U.S. Chamber Meets with Deputy Prime Minister Cevdet Yılmaz in Ankara
September 8, 2015

During his trip to Ankara, the U.S. Chamber’s Executive Vice President Myron Brilliant attended a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Cevdet Yılmaz to discuss regional and bilateral economic relations and speak to the Chamber’s policy positions vis-à-vis Turkey.


Minister of Science, Industry, & Technology H.E. Fikri Işık Visits U.S.-Turkey Business Council Companies in Silicon Valley 
March 18-20, 2015

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council hosted a Turkish delegation led by Fikri I­şık, Turkey’s Minister of Science, Industry, & Technology for meetings with industry experts in Silicon Valley, CA to grow U.S.-Turkey R&D partnerships. The Minister met with about 20 companies and visited the headquarters of seven companies.


U.S.-Turkey Business Council Hosts Healthcare and ICT Briefing with Deputy Chief of Mission Larry Mandel in Ankara 
February 26, 2015

The U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Turkey Business Council convened a dinner meeting for representatives from healthcare and ICT sectors in Ankara featuring Larry Mandel, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy, as well as the Embassy’s commercial, economic, and political sections.


U.S.-Turkey Business Council and TOBB Host Comprehensive Healthcare Workshop led by Minister of Development
February 26, 2015

The Minister of Development, Cevdet Yılmaz, and The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) President, Rıfat Hisarcıklıoğu, led a policy workshop hosted by the U.S.-Turkey Business Council and TOBB discussing opportunities and challenges facing the healthcare sector.


U.S.-Turkey Business Council visits Ministry of Transportation, Communication, and Maritime Affairs for Information and Communications Technology Policy Workshop in Ankara 
February 25, 2015

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council led a round-table discussion with investors and Turkish officials; the meeting served as a starting point for further engagement between industry and government in this sector.


U.S.-Turkey Economic Policy Commission Business Luncheon
February 12, 2015

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council hosted a luncheon for the Turkish and American delegations to the 11th U.S.-Turkey Economic Partnership Commission (EPC) meeting.


U.S. Chamber of Commerce Regional Office opens in Istanbul. 
November 18, 2014

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Regional Office – Istanbul opened as part of the strategic partnership between the U.S. and TOBB to strengthen the bilateral commercial relationship. U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President and Head, International Affairs Myron Brilliant and TOBB President Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Minister of Development Cevdet Yılmaz and U.S. Consul General Chuck Hunter delivered remarks during the event.


Life Sciences Roundtable Meeting at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
October 29, 2014

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council to host a roundtable with member companies in the Life Sciences sector to discuss opportunities in Turkey.


USTBC Hosts Ambassador Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Economic and Business Affairs and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy

October 16, 2014

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council hosted a Policy Discussion on Information & Communications Technology and Innovation in Turkey.


USTBC Hosts H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey for a CEO Roundtable
September 25, 2014

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey for a CEO Roundtable.


Conference Call with Hakan Akbas, Senior Director, Albright Stonebridge Group on Presidential Elections
August 11, 2014

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council hosted Hakan Akbas for a conference call on the Presidential election results.


USTBC Hosts Rifat Hisarciklioglu, President, Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey
July 9, 2014

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council hosted Rifat Hisarciklioglu for a roundtable discussion with U.S. companies.


USTBC Hosts Ambassador Serdar Kilic, Turkish Ambassador to the United States 
June 27, 2014

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council hosted a luncheon with our members for the new Turkish Ambassador to the United States


USTBC Hosts First Innovation and IT Working Group Meeting
June 4, 2014

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council launches its Innovation and IT Working Group.


USTBC Hosts Deputy Prime Minister Babacan and Minister Zeybecki
May 14, 2014

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council hosts the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy for a discussion with members.


USTBC Hosts Guven Sak, Managing Director, Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey
April 24, 2014

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council hosted Dr. Sak for a luncheon to provide our members a political update.


USTBC Hosts Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Amanda Sloat
April 23, 2014

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council hosts Deputy Assistant Secretary Sloat for a luncheon with members.


USTBC host Dan Mulaney, Assistant United States Trade Representative
April 18, 2014

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council hosts AUSTR Mulaney for a discussion with members.


USTBC Conference Call with Ambassador James Jeffrey, former U.S. Ambassador Turkey
January 10, 2014

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council holds a conference call with Ambassador Jeffrey to provide members a political update.


USTBC Conference Call with Ian Lesser, German Marshall Fund
January 30, 2014

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council holds a conference call with Ian Lesser to provide members a political update.


USTBC Investment Week with Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan
October 21-25, 2013

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council organized a week-long Investment Tour of U.S. business with Deputy Prime Minister Babacan and a delegation of Turkish business leaders led by Rifat Hisarciklioglu, President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey


USTBC Hosts Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan
October 10, 2013

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council hosted a forum with our members for Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan


USTBC Business Mission to Ankara
October 2-3, 2013

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council lead a business mission to Ankara where members had meetings with various Turkish government officials


USTBC Hosts President Abdullah Gul
September 23, 2013

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council hosted President Gul in New York for a CEO luncheon.


USTBC Hosts Minister of Economy Zafer Caglayan
September 16, 2013

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council hosts Minister Caglayan for a roundtable discussion.


USTBC to Conduct U.S.-Turkey Free Trade Agreement Study
June 28, 2013

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council has begun research on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the United States and Turkey.  The Council will publish a comprehensive study on the potential economic benefits an FTA would bring to the two nations.


USTBC Hosts H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey for a CEO Roundtable
May 16, 2013

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey for a CEO roundtable conversation with U.S. Vice President Joseph R. Biden.

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Gala Dinner with Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan
April 17, 2013

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Union of Chambers and Commodities Exchanges of Turkey hosted a gala dinner featuring the Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey Ali Babacan and a delegation of Turkish business leaders at the Chamber.

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USTBC Hosts Seminar on the Turkish Investment Program
March 11, 2013

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Turkish Council co-hosted an event spotlighting the incentive program the Government of Turkey has established to attract investment. In addition to speakers from the U.S. and Turkish governments, Chamber members Ford, General Electric and Dow Chemical gave presentations on their experiences operating in Turkey.

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USTBC Hosts President Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB)
December 18, 2012

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council hosted Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, president of The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) and a delegation of Turkish private sector representatives at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The visit followed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between TOBB and the U.S. Chamber, which launched a new initiative to promote expanded bilateral investment.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges sign MOU
December 14, 2012

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) met in Ankara, Turkey, to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) intended to expand commercial relations between the United States and Turkey. Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, TOBB President Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Francis Ricciardone participated in the signing ceremony. The MOU specified that both sides designate separate business delegates and commission joint studies that explore ways to bolster trade and investment between the two nations.

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USTBC Hosts Luncheon on US-Turkey Economic Policy Commission Meetings
November 28, 2012

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council hosted a luncheon for U.S.-Turkey Economic Policy Commission Meetings, which were led by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Jose Fernandez and U.S. Deputy Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs of Turkey Ambassador Mehmet Gucuk.


U.S.-Turkey Business CouncilTrip to Istanbul
November 14-15, 2012

Myron Brilliant, Chamber executive vice president and head of International Affairs, traveled to Istanbul where he met with senior Turkish government and business representatives to discuss opportunities to expand commercial relations between the United States and Turkey.

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U.S.-Turkey Business Council Releases Report on U.S.-Turkish Economic Relations
March 14, 2012

The U.S. Chamber launched the report “U.S.-Turkish Economic Relations in a New Era : Analysis and Recommendations for a Stronger Strategic Partnership.” U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Market Access and Compliance Michael Camunez delivered the keynote address.


U.S.-Turkey Business Council Hosts Conference on U.S. and Turkey Policies in the G20
October 26, 2011

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council partnered with the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD) to host a conference on the United States and Turkey in the G20.  The two organizations examined cooperation on international economic and trade policies to improve the bilateral domestic policy making process in key business sectors.


USTBC Hosts Dialogue on the “The Future of the U.S.-Turkish Commercial Relationship”
June 2, 2011

The U.S.-Turkey Business Council hosted “The Future of the U.S.-Turkish Commercial Relationship,” a business dialogue featuring Rifat Hisarciklioglu, president of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), and representatives from U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Office of the United States Trade Representative.