On September 14, Investment Office held the first leg of the “Türkiye Century Investment Reception" series in the US, with an emphasis on the 100th anniversary of the Republic, in collaboration with AmCham Türkiye and the Turkish Embassy in Washington D.C.
During the reception, Turkish Ambassador to the United States Hasan Murat Mercan stated that the 100th anniversary of the Republic will strengthen the growing partnership between Türkiye and the United States, which have been NATO allies for over 70 years.
“This reception will serve as a symbolic start to our goal of raising our trade volume to USD 100 billion," Ambassador Mercan added.
Taking stage at the event, Investment Office Vice President Bekir Polat said, “The Turkish economy has enjoyed significant achievements in the last 20 years under the visionary leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. As the Turkish economy grows, so do the opportunities for investors. On the occasion of our Republic's centennial, we are hosting a reception for US investors and inviting them to invest in Türkiye."
Assistant Secretary of State for Global Markets at the US Department of Commerce Arun Venkataraman spoke on stage and said, “Let us continue to build a partnership that transcends politics and borders, based on the shared belief that through cooperation and trade we can create a better world for all our citizens."
In his address, AmCham Türkiye Vice Chair Canan Özsoy emphasized cultivated favorable economic and trade relations have been developed between the US and Türkiye for years and said, “We will continue to collaborate with the public and private bodies of both countries to enhance this."
On September 25, the second leg of the "Türkiye Century Investment Receptions" US edition, took place at the Turkish House (Türkevi) in New York. 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.
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.
“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 added.