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"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.
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