(ECO) TURKISH BUSINESSMAN SAYS TURKEY ON ROAD TO BECOME GLOBAL POWER.
NEW JERSEY, Jan 31, 2010 (TUR tur: see ibex. ) -- The head of a Turkish businessmen's association said on Friday that Turkey was on road to become a global power.
Omer Cihad Vardan, the chairman of the Independent Industrialists & Businessmen's Association of Turkey (MUSIAD MUSIAD Müstakil Isadamlari Dernegi (Independent Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association, Turkey) ), said in New Jersey, the United States that Turkey was progressing in a determined way to become a global power.
"Turkey has become a power in its region thanks to its efforts in recent years," Vardan said in a conference organized by American Turkish Chamber of Commerce (ATCOM ATCOM Aviation and Troop Command
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Vardan said Turkey felt impact of economic crisis less then other countries thanks to its trade volume with its neighbors.
The chairman said Turkey was now selling its products to countries with which it had no trade in the past.
Vardan is expected to return to Turkey on Saturday.
A non-profit business organization, which was officially established on March 11, 2008 and headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, ATCOM is an alliance of small and medium sized Turkish and American firms operating mainly in the Mid-Atlantic region of the US and its vicinities.
The main purpose of ATCOM is to promote networking, training, and collaborative efforts among its members and affiliates. It also seeks to create an environment where businesses and their surrounding communities can grow together. ATCOM also aims to promote trade between firms in Turkey, Europe, and the USA. For this purpose, it has established close ties with leading business organizations in Turkey, such as TOBB, DEIK DEIK Dis Ekonomik Iliskiler Kurulu (Foreign Economic Relations Board; Turkey) , TAIK, ITO, MUSIAD, and TUSKON. ATCOM will serve as a bridge between Turkish entrepreneurs and U.S. businesses to aid them in developing new relationships.
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