Our Chairman Naim YAVUZ attended the 14th general assembly of Turkish-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which was held in Berlin on 28-30 November 2019, representing our Chamber. Speaking at the General Assembly, TOBB President Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu said that Turkish-German friendship has a long history and this friendship resists serious challenges throughout history. Eri The foundations of our friendship are very solid. These solid foundations provide us with a broad range of working spaces in the future, at the bilateral level, in the Middle East, Central Asia, Europe and the world in general. " "Daily, current and cyclical developments cannot undermine the soundness of our relations." That sit on the solid foundation of the economic aspect of relations between the two countries stressed Hisarcıklıoğlu, Germany, is Turkey's most important trading partner and expression were found in the meat is the most important investor countries in Turkey. Hisarcıklıoğlu, Turkey origin living in Germany pointing out that they fulfill a bridge between people of the two countries, "Their, we are proud to integrate into German society and in the German economy. 80 thousand Turkish entrepreneurs in Germany, turnover of 50 billion euros annually and provide 500 thousand jobs. ”
- ol It will be one of the most important projects in win-win point ” Turkey 7 thousand German companies showing the activities of states that provide 120 thousand people employed Hisarcıklıoğlu said, "Germany's investment in Turkey around 10 billion euros. Considering that Germany's foreign investment is 700 billion euros, it is only 1 percent of what comes to us today. We complain about that. So we have a long way to go. ” Today Hisarcıklıoğlu stressed that tomorrow's winners of investing in Turkey, he continued: "Here I would like to call on a Volkswagen; See the Japanese brand zero in the world at the point of producing cars in the country of production error. Toyota has factories in Turkey. When compared to all of Toyota's factories in the world, the production in one country is zero production error. Rooms in Sakarya, he has made investments in Turkey. Even in Japan are producing defective cars, the products produced in Turkey started off with zero error. This demonstrates the skill of the Turkish worker and the Turkish technician. At the same time, Ford's investment in Kocaeli is the most efficient factory among all Ford plants in the world. Volkswagen, Turkey had given to investment decisions, suspended probably for political reasons. If you invest in Turkey Volkswagen, Volkswagen and will win both Germany and Turkey. It will be one of the most important projects in the win-win point. Hopefully, we expect the final decision to be positive at the end of this year. In this context, we look forward to the support of our dear friends. ”
- "Turkey has prevented a large wave of refugees to Europe" Hisarcıklıoğlu, Turkey's Peace Fountain of operations of underlining that done to clear from northern Syria to terrorist organizations, "82 million was important to be taken beyond our borders bothers terrorist organization. Both of peace and welfare of the people was essential for Turkey's security as well. At the same time possible passed in front of the influx of refugees. Or both to Turkey would begin a new and a huge wave of refugees will reach million to Europe. We prevent this, therefore, we expect Germany to see that our friends and support. "he said. The European Union, Turkey's (EU) accession process, reached consensus on Syrian refugees between the EU and Turkey, Turkish citizens on key issues such as the implementation of the visa abolition and updating of the Customs Union, Germany's leadership and support, explaining that the decisive Hisarcıklıoğlu, was finished by saying "these areas are in Turkey, Germany, or even based on the EU's common values are based on common interests. in this context, Germany's leadership and support in these areas is extremely important. We want to increase our economic relations with Germany. Turkey ' This is why we have come here with a very large business delegation and the leading chamber and stock exchange presidents of our country.
-Other speakers Berlin Turkey's Ambassador Ali Kemal Aydin, recalling Turkey and Germany in the history of friendship, the two countries' geographical position, their interests because of historical ties and economic development told mutually always trade and investment in the field of close cooperation required. Aydin, an international system based on multilateralism and trade freedom explaining that they grew their economies and exports of both countries, he continued: "Today is facing the multilateral system based on rules protectionist tests, Germany and Turkey as the welfare of foreign trade and investment to concerns over the future of the connected economy leads to. In this environment, while defending strongly in multilateralism in the international plan, on the other hand re-acceleration at the bilateral level and interrupted the deepening integration between the EU and Turkey is important to gain. It is useful to look beyond the daily headlines of the media and to make our moves by looking through binoculars, not by shortsightedness. At this point, I believe that the two countries have an important role in the economic bureaucracy and trade institutions. ” Explaining the importance of institutions and institutionalization in the protection and development of welfare, Ambassador Aydın stated that TD-IHK is an important player in maintaining and strengthening the power of Turkish-German trade and investment relations, which are important for the future and prosperity of both countries.
Aydin, Turkey and Germany, despite a number of differences of opinion within the framework of partnership and cooperation, noting that there is a huge potential, "Enough that I can understand better each other better recognize each other. As long as we are able to establish and develop relationships with each other at the same eye level. I think there is a lot of work to be done. I believe that we will leave behind the period of distress we are going through. I want you to know that both parties are doing their best in this. ” Ambassador Aydin, addressing the social ties between the two countries, "the sister city relationship between Germany and Turkey are close to 100'y. There are appropriate opportunities in this regard. Both the embassy and the 13 consulates are ready to cooperate with you.
Turkish-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman Rolf König also stated that earn investing in Turkey in 1989, while achieving very little revenue from their investment in Turkey today, he said this turnover reached 380 million euros. König, "When we went to investment in Turkey in 1989, the Germans, why did you go, did you go for the cheap labor they asked. The Germans didn't understand us back then. We have invested in a three-step strategic objectives Turkey. We produce only the first 5 years for Turkey market. As a second stage, our enterprises in the country started to export to other countries. Our business in Turkey in the third stage began to establish companies in other countries. We knew this potential in Turkey. Gains investing in Turkey. We will continue to invest in Turkey. We should try to produce new products to increase the surplus value. Turkey's young population and we will achieve this with the exciting "he commented. König underlined that they did not speak for Turkish-German friendship and said, değiş We have done business for the benefit of these two countries.
König stated that they established a cement factory in Soma, where 301 miners lost their lives and continued: ik We went to Soma for solidarity. The mayor showed me the cement factory project. The French would do it, but it didn't. I sent my friends to Soma three days later. We bought land. And we established the cement factory. Gains investing in Turkey. We will continue to invest in Turkey. We should try to produce new products to increase the surplus value. We will achieve this with the exciting and young population of Turkey. "He said. - Turkey sine qua Former European Union (EU) Commission Vice-President in Günter Verheugen, the 2004 EU report results in the enlargement process, recalling that recommended the continuation of Turkey's accession process of negotiations, "After 15 years we think of today if the relationship Turkish-German, Turkey undoubtedly it is an indispensable part of Europe economically and culturally. It is undoubtedly part of the Western alliance. The union has no future without Turkey. "he said.
Verheugen emphasized that Turkey always did whatever he considered unfair, concerns about the security of Turkey noted not sufficiently understood. Stressing that Turkey's EU membership is Turkey Verheugen responsible severing of the road, "That ought to think about why that is good which has assumed the historic responsibility. We are facing difficulties, but we can overcome them together. Turkey should be a member of the EU, because we need a strong Turkey. "He said. Former EU Commission Vice President Verheugen, emphasizing that there is great potential in the relations between Germany and Turkey, "Turkey lovers in Germany where you go and you meet that person. It's good to see this.. - "The revival process must be completed"
Germany's former undersecretary of Turkey responsible for the Economy and Energy Ministry Wittke also addressed the event, said that between Germany and Turkey should continue the process initiated last year to go to better relations. Itt The process we initiated with Germany's Minister of Economy and Energy during our Ankara visit last year is still incomplete. This process must be completed between Germany and Turkey. There was a need for a new revival between the two countries. This process should definitely not be interrupted. ” Reminding that Turkey originated in Germany, 3.5 million people live Wittke, "These are to build bridges between the two countries. We want to contribute to this with all our strength. Governments are people who have permanent income and build bridges. Don't leave relations to politicians. We need people who build bridges to break down your prejudices. Esinde
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