Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey

“Turkey is fast becoming a high income country, open to innovators”

23.10.2013 / Seattle / USA

TOBB President Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu attended a round table meeting organized by the Seattle World Business Council as a part of his USA business tour.​

As a part of the Turkey Investment Week activities in the USA, TOBB President Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, Prime Minister Deputy Ali Babacan and TOBB members visited Boeing and Microsoft headquarters in Seattle, meeting with the company authorities. The delegation toured the offices of both companies and received information regarding the facilities.


Attending the dinner held at the Microsoft Headquarters, TOBB President Hisarcıklıoğlu spoke about possible strategic business partnerships between Turkey and the USA as well as touching on the data indicating that the economic situation in Turkey is looking up, “Turkey is fast becoming a high income country, open to innovators. Conditions for cooperation between US and Turkish innovators are very suitable.”


After their visits, TOBB President Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu and Prime Minister Deputy Ali Babacan attended the round table meeting held by the Seattle World Business Council.


Speaking there, Prime Minister Deputy Ali Babacan provided information regarding the economic developments in Turkey, drawing attention to the developments in the last 11 years, he said, “Changes made in the economic field have enabled Turkey to achieve a first class economy.”


He went on to say, “We have always preferred to proliferation of peace and solving disputes through diplomatic means. We have a great responsibility on our shoulders in regards to the developments in our region, beyond our borders.”

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