While millions of people across the globe were wishing each other the best for 2017, the new year started with the brutal murder of innocent people as a result of a terrorist act at an entertainment venue in Ortaköy. We find it difficult to put into words our outrage and sadness in the face of such inhumane actions by those who wish to hurt Turkey’s domestic peace and tranquility, freedoms, modern urban lifestyles, and global potential.
Paris, November 29, 2016 – The Global Business Coalition (GBC) increases its efforts to speak with a joint business voice
Dear friends and colleagues,
TÜSİAD President Cansen Başaran-Symes delivered opening remarks at the High Advisory Council meeting, which convened this morning in Ankara. The High Advisory Council is a biannual deliberative conference where the business world takes stock of domestic and global political and economic developments, and offers suggestions to policy makers from a business perspective. Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli, and Minister of Economy Nihat Zeybekçi were also in attendance. In her remarks, President Başaran-Symes also commemorated the 45th anniversary of the founding of TÜSİAD, as the independent representative organization of the Turkish business world.