The latest edition of the "Türkiye Century Investment Receptions", held by the Investment Office to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Türkiye, took place at the Turkish House (Türkevi) in New York, US on September 25.
The reception themed 'Türkiye: Your Resilient Partner' brought together key business representatives and government officials from both countries, showcasing a platform for exploring bilateral economic relations and investment opportunities.
During the reception, Turkish Consul General in New York Reyhan Özgür highlighted the resilience of Türkiye's robust economic infrastructure that has maintained steady growth in the face of various risks, including the pandemic and natural disasters. Özgür emphasized Türkiye's favorable advantages, such as its strategic geographical location, advanced transportation infrastructure, and skilled workforce, which altogether make it a strong partner for multinationals. Özgür expressed optimism for new collaborations and partnerships between Turkish and US investors, emphasizing that the engagement between businessmen and government officials provided a significant opportunity to further enhance economic relations across all sectors.
In his address, Investment Office Vice President Bekir Polat underscored the longstanding commercial ties between Türkiye and the US, which spanned centuries and evolved into a stronger economic and trade partnership in recent years. Polat echoed President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's message to US investors, characterizing Türkiye as a resilient, fast-growing economy. “With political stability, a talented workforce, strategic location, access to global markets, and modern logistics infrastructure, Türkiye remains a safe haven for international investors, notably US investors," he remarked.
Reflecting on the recent delegation led by President Erdoğan, Polat acknowledged the evident interest from investors during the programs attended, anticipating a more active engagement in the future, leading to new investments across multiple sectors. “More than 2,000 US companies with over USD 14 billion of investment in Türkiye use our country as a regional production, export, logistics, management, and R&D hub. As we step into the Türkiye Century at a time when global supply chains are being rebuilt, we invite investors to seize opportunities in our country with our slogan “Türkiye is your resilient partner" in line with sustainable development goals under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's leadership," Polat concluded.