October 5, 2015

Turkish business union inaugurates office in Sri Lanka

Turkey and Sri Lanka flags
In order to boost trade between Turkey and Sri Lanka, the Turkish Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists (TUSKON) commenced the operations of its affiliate, the Turkey Ceylon Business Chamber (TCBC), in Colombo last week.

An inaugural ceremony held in Colombo was attended by Rishad Bathuideen, the Sri Lankan minister of industry and commerce and Sujeewa Senasingha, the minister of international trade, along with businessmen from Turkey, France, Australia and Sri Lanka.

Bilateral trade volume between Turkey and Sri Lanka reached $311 million in 2014, Bathuideen said in his speech, underlining that the chamber will help increase this amount.

TUSKON board member Mecit Özkelebek, meanwhile, invited Sri Lankan businessmen to make investments in Turkey.

Representing seven business federations, the non-governmental TUSKON involves 202 associations and some 50,000 businessmen from all over the country under its roof. Largely known for its Africa-focused investment summits, TUSKON provides extensive support to businessmen seeking to contribute to the national economy within and outside Turkey's borders.

Published on Today's Zaman, 5 October 2015, Monday