Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey

Hisarcıklıoğlu attends opening of the Aydın Commodity Exchange’s Science and Art Center

27.10.2014 / Aydın

TOBB President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, as a part of his Aydın itinerary, attended the opening of two completed projects as well as signing the protocol of another upcoming project. Speaking on the importance of entrepreneurship at the ceremony, TOBB President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu urged that the enterprising spirit be instilled in the youth, especially women.​

Attending the ceremony hosted by President Adnan Bosnalı at the Aydın Commodity Exchange Hall were Governor Erol Ayyıldız, TBMM Administrator and MHP Aydın PM Ali Uzunırmak, Ak Party Aydın PMs Mehmet Erdem, Semiha Öyüş and Gültekin Kılınç, CHP Aydın PM Osman Aydın, Efeler Municipality Director Mesut Özakcan, ADÜ Rector Prof. Dr. Mustafa Birincioğlu, AYTO Council President Sefa Yüksel, AYTO President Hakan Ülken, AYSO President Mehmet Yunus Şahin, Aydın Tradesmen and Craftsmen Chambers Union President Selahattin Çetindoğan, National Education Director Pervin Töre as well as chamber and exchange presidents from Aydın and surrounding provinces.


During the meeting, the Science and Art Center built in 240 days by the Aydın Commodity Exchange as well as the Köşk Food Control Laboratory were opened following which, the protocol for an 8 million TRY facility, the Autistic Children’s Special Education Center, was signed.


TOBB President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu said, “I am greatly pleased to be a part of such a beneficent endeavor. I would like to thank everyone who contributed to it, especially the Commodity Exchange President, my brother Adnan. No investment made into education is ever a loss. Anyone who claims to have lost as a result of investing in education can come and talk to me. There is but one investment without risk and that is education. I have said this everywhere I’ve been to. The number of entrepreneurs in Turkey needs to increase. We must increase the number of entrepreneurs if we want to prosper to any greater extent. When we compare Turkey and Japan, proportionally with regards to total population, Japan has three times the amount of entrepreneurs Turkey has.”


- “Raise your daughters as entrepreneurs”


Stating that girls are raised distanced from entrepreneurship and that many girls who graduate from higher education institutes only raise children at home, TOBB President Hisarcıklıoğlu urged the mothers and fathers of Aydın, “We’ve established woman entrepreneurs councils in 81 provinces of Turkey in order to increase the number of woman entrepreneurs in Turkey in order to provide our woman entrepreneurs as role models for young girls. I urge parents to raise their daughters as entrepreneurs. That is a priority for our country. Creating one entrepreneur means providing employment to ten people.”


- “Let’s not allow our efforts go to waste”


TOBB President Hisarcıklıoğlu pointed out that women, even with higher education degrees, tend towards staying home after marriage and secede from the workforce. Going on to point out the importance put on women in Islam, Hisarcıklıoğlu said, “I urge you to raise your daughters as entrepreneurs.”


- Aydın Commodity Exchange President Bosnalı and Governor Ayyıldız


Speaking at the opening of the ceremony, Aydın Commodity Exchange President Adnan Bosnalı emphasized the importance of education, thanking everyone who contributed to the addition of such a haven for education to the province of Aydın.


Aydın National Education Director Pervin Töre also stressed the importance of education and pointed out the success achieved by students in Aydın.


Aydın Governor Erol Ayyıldız stated that Aydın is a very prosperous province, rich in resources. He went on to say, “It falls to us to contribute to the future of Turkey by making use of these resources.” Following the speeches, the protocol for the Autistic Children’s Special Education Center. Aydın Commodity Exchange presented the institutions which contributed to their projects with commemorative plaques while presenting TOBB President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu with the traditional “Efe” garb of Aydın.

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