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Armenian businessman Plan to Build A Hotel in Van

Chairman of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Van Zahir Qandashoglu told Turkish “Dunya” paper that the number of people to visit Holy Cross of Van on 19 September has grown. The chairman of the chamber told the paper that after that event an Armenian businessman plans to invest about $50 million to build five-star hotel in Van.

American Chambers of Commerce Visit Turkey

ImageA large group of American politicians and chamber presidents is to visit several major Turkish cities between September 19-26 Turkish – American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TACCI) is joining its peers in Turkey and co-organizing series of events with the initial leadership of Turkish – American Businessmen Association (TABA/AmCham). More than 40 business leaders and politicians will be exclusively traveling from different parts of USA to attend this trip, including TACCI President Celal Secilmis. The trip will take place between September 19 - 26.

"Make Your Next Destination Istanbul!"

ImageThe European Commission selection committee declared on April 11, 2006 that Istanbul, along with Hungary’s Pecs and Germany’s Essen, were chosen as the 2010 European Capitals of Culture.  On November, 2006, with the approval of the European Parliament and European Union Commission of Culture Ministers, the awarding of the title of 2010 European Capital of Culture to Istanbul was announced. The President of the Agency for Istanbul European Capital of Culture 2010, Sekib Avdagic, answered TURKOFAMERICA’s questions:

Energy and Green Business Are Turkey's Promising Sectors with A Growth Potential

ImageBy Murat Yalçıntaş- As the President of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, one of the most important organizations representing the Turkish business community, I feel great happiness to address you once again in this issue of the magazine TURKOFAMERICA. On these pages, I will try to cover the options to increase the possibility f cooperation between our countries. The visit President Obama paid to Turkey within his first months of taking office was a turning point in the relations between Turkey and the United States.

European Day of Jewish Culture in Istanbul

For the past 10 years, on the first Sunday of September, from Germany to Portugal, from France to Russia, from England to Spain with 30 different European countries participating, the European Day of Jewish Culture has been held. The purpose of the organization running, which comes up with a different theme each year, is to share the cultural and historical heritage of the Jews with the rest of the people in these countries.

Izmir: The Rising City of Aegean and Turkey

Turkey’s third most developed city, İzmir is on the edge of making a big leap, attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) for the unlimited potential of the city. By using the advantage of the İzmir Development Agency (İZKA) whose structure is deemed to be a revolutionary step towards multilevel governance, İzmir will soon get more popular on the global investment agenda.

Making The Beautiful Izmir A World City and Brand City

Ekrem Demirtas, President of the Izmir Chamber of Commerce.

Populated by more than 3.8 million people, Izmir is the third biggest city in Turkey. It has the second largest industrial capacity, after Istanbul.
İzmir has an importance in Turkish-American relations as well. The first American company that made investment in Turkey was the David&Orfey Company, which was established in 1811. Also the first American Consulate was established in İzmir.

Seeking a Sponsor for a Movie about the Real Turkey

Aram Gulyuz is a scenarist, director, and producer who has created many TV serials, movies and TV programs that have been watched by millions in Turkey. His first movie was Sensiz Yıllar (Years without You), which he shot in 1960. So far Gulyuz has directed 154 films, produced 42 others and written 25 scenarios.

The Germans in Turkey

Cem Şentürk
Türkiye Araştırmalar Merkezi

As in many West European countries, immigrants in Germany and their adaptation to society is one of the constant issues in German politics. If Germany is taken as the focal point, the Turks, forming the largest immigrant group with a population of 2.6 million, have a consistent place in the middle of the discussion.
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