The Georgia Senate honored the Istanbul Center March 8 with a resolution recognizing the Atlanta non-profit group's contributions to the state. Also on March 8, the center held Turkish Cultural Day at the Capitol, with cultural artifacts, Turkish food and displays illustrating center activities. Resolution 919, sponsored by State Sen. Renee Unterman of Buford, states […]
With a domestic market of more than 70 million people, Turkey has no shortage of home-grown opportunities. But even some of the largest players within the country are finding that they need partners in order to compete beyond their borders, said Ahmet Ciger, vice president of Tuskon, a confederation of Turkish businesspeople with about 15,000 […]
Thirty companies from all over Turkey will visit Atlanta this month in search of business and investment partners. The Atlanta-based Turkish-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeast is joining with local organizations to host a two-day matchmaking event for the companies, which have revenues ranging from $1 million to $3.2 billion, said Mevlut Tascan, the […]
As part of a new visiting scholars program, faculty from Gazi University in the Turkish capital of Ankara will spend five-month stints at Georgia State University learning English and developing professional skills. The first wave of 24 scholars will arrive in Atlanta on Feb. 15. Another group plans to come in July and leave in […]
The U.S. ambassador charged with advancing women's rights around the world will speak at Emory University's Turkish Lecture Series Feb. 3 at 11:30 a.m. President Obama appointed Melanne Verveer last year as an ambassador-at-large to head the State Department's newly created Office of Women's Issues, where she coordinates programs and influences how U.S. foreign policy […]
Note: This article is one in a five-part series on bright spots in a dim 2009. Overview Turkey's government couldn't have planned for a better endorsement. In July 2008, less than a year into a strategy targeting Georgia and five other states for trade and investment, Coca-Cola Co. appointed Muhtar Kent to succeed Neville Isdell […]
Turkey will benefit from its bid to become a full member of the European Union regardless of whether the country of 70 million is accepted by the EU, the head of Coca-Cola Co. in Asia, Africa and a portion of Europe, said during a recent trip to Atlanta.
“The journey is more important than the destination,” Ahmet Bozer, president of Coke’s…
When Oguz Aydemir turned 50, he decided that work would no longer consume his life. In 2001, he sold his shares in a successful packaging company in Istanbul, Turkey, a business so demanding he sometimes slept in the factory, and moved to a house on 25 acres near Cesme on the Aegean Sea. There, he […]
The governor of a Turkish city and two female national legislators visited metro Atlanta to attend the annual Atlanta Turkish Festival and to build friendships that they hope will lead to business ties.
The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce hosted the delegates for a luncheon on Oct. 20, allowing them to meet local government leaders from around the county.
The government of Turkey on Oct. 21 will hold a free online investment seminar for Georgia companies. The seminar is sponsored by Turkey’s Investment Support and Promotion Agency, which focuses on assisting foreign companies in investing in the country of 72 million people. The agency has helped more than 1,200 companies over the last two and […]