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Deputy Minister Announces Reciprocal Meeting in Istanbul

March 18, 2011, Las Vegas– Cemalettin Damlaci, the Turkish Deputy State Minister for Foreign Trade, spoke Tuesday and Thursday at the 25th Annual Reservation Economic Summit (RES), addressing an audience of Native American tribes and businesses on the burgeoning relationship between Turkey and Indian Country. RES is organized by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED).

During his Tuesday speech, Damlaci proposed that Native American business leaders join him in Istanbul in November 2011 for a business forum on developing solid business-to-business networks.

“We respect the sovereignty of Native Americans and firmly support you in carrying out native trades and native ways,” said Damlaci. “And we even believe that now is the time for Native Americans to breach the [domestic] boundaries and goglobal. In this respect, it is now our mission to do some concrete studies on the possible cooperation areas between Turkey and Native Americans.”

Deputy Minister Announces Reciprocal Meeting in Istanbul

March 18, 2011, Las Vegas– Cemalettin Damlaci, the Turkish Deputy State Minister for Foreign Trade, spoke Tuesday and Thursday at the 25th Annual Reservation Economic Summit (RES), addressing an audience of Native American tribes and businesses on the burgeoning relationship between Turkey and Indian Country. RES is organized by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED).

During his Tuesday speech, Damlaci proposed that Native American business leaders join him in Istanbul in November 2011 for a business forum on developing solid business-to-business networks.

Foreign Ministry: Turkey, USA Have Sound Will to Boost Commercial Ties

Image An official from Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that both Turkey and the United States had a sound will to boost commercial ties between them, Anadolu News Agency reported. Foreign Ministry Deputy Undersecretary Selim Yenel, who is currently in Washington, D.C. for the 6th meeting of the U.S.-Turkey Economic Partnership Commission (EPC), attended a reception hosted by American-Turkish Council and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Yenel said that Turkey and the United States had good relations in the areas of politics and military, stating that the two countries also made a strategic decision to boost relations in the area of commerce.

Karsan Hails Detroit for Taxi Partnership

Image Turkish carmaker Karsan, one of three finalists in the city's "Taxi of Tomorrow" competition, plans to partner with an American automaker to build the powertrain for the vehicle that it hopes will be the next New York City cab, a source familiar with the company's plans says. The competition to custom-build an iconic taxi to replace the various models on the road today is coming into the home stretch, and Karsan hopes that a partnership with an American automaker like General Motors or Chrysler could allay concerns that it lacks U.S. manufacturing experience.

The Taxi and Limousine Commission expects to announce a winner soon. Commissioner David Yassky has said that if none of the models measure up, the city could decide to postpone awarding the exclusive 10-year contract.
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