8th Turkish-Arab Economic Forum to feature IFC, sukuk

Yeni Safak – The Turkish-Arab Economic Forum (TAF) , the annual event that provides a platform for exchanging business ideas that seek to deepen the cooperation between Türkiye and the Arab world, will convene for the 8th time on 4-5 April in Istanbul, Türkiye.

Among the Forum’s main topics this year is the Istanbul Finance Center (IFC) project and Islamic bonds, or sukuk, market. Over 500 high-level attendees of the Forum will also discuss business and investment opportunities in a variety of sectors including real estate, energy, food and agriculture.

Speaking about the 8th edition of the Forum, Founder and Coordinator of TAF, Murat Efe said that the gathering has come a long way since its inception in 2004. “The Forum aims to bring Arab investors into Türkiye by arranging the right contacts at both governmental and private level. In this regard, the Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Türkiye (ISPAT) plays a crucial role, serving as an official contact point for investors .”, Efe said.

“ISPAT has filled a key position by providing a governmental organization that can handle investor inquires even in the potential investor’s home country, creating trust and confidence. The Agency is fulfilling its mission very successfully.”, he noted.


TAF 2013 will take place at Four Seasons Bosphorus Hotel under the patronage of Türkiye’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The event is organized by the Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group, supported by Türkiye’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance and the League of Arab States in cooperation with ISPAT, Istanbul Stock Exchange and Türkiye’s Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK).

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