Donald Trump has profited from a business organization of Turkey call the, the AMCHAM of Turkey which includes the Governor of Istanbul as a member. The AMCHAM is affiliated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. For several years the group has resided in Trump Tower I of Turkey. Besides residing in Trump’s Tower the group has hosted several events there. They have spoken on issues that include TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership).
Istanbul represents a major city of Turkey.
Some of its members include the Governor of Istanbul, U.S. Ambassador, U.S. Consul etc., and here Donald Trump is profiting.
Governor of Istanbul
U.S. Ambassador to Turkey
Commercial Counselor, U.S. Embassy
Principal Commercial Officer, U.S. Consulate
Trump Towers Mall Istanbul http://www.istanbulview.com/trump-towers-mall/
Mr. Trump has acknowledged a conflict of interest in Turkey. “I have a little conflict of interest because I have a major, major building in Istanbul,” he said during a radio interview last year with Stephen K. Bannon, the Breitbart News executive who has since been designated his chief White House strategist. “It’s a tremendously successful job. It’s called Trump Towers — two towers, instead of one. Not the usual one. It’s two.”
Turkish – U.S.
Turkish – U.S.
Trump Towers İstanbul, a complex of two towers, one with 39 floors and the other with 37 floors, opened in April 2012. It was constructed by the Trump Organization of New York City, Turkey’s Doğan Group, Yeşil İnşaat and Taş Yapı, in the Mecidiyeköy business district. The buildings offer office space, residential flats and a shopping mall.
The Trump Organization, a U.S. real estate development group, constructed the twin Trump Towers İstanbul in partnership with Turkey’s Doğan Group and Taş Yapı. The mixed use buildings have business offices, residential flats and a shopping center.
Gürçay, President of the Turkish-American Businessmen Association (TABA-AmCham), said that with the arrival of Donald Trump to the US Presidency, the possibility of opening a new commercial corridor between Turkey and the United States has strengthened. Gürçay said that Trump could bring new initiatives in commercial relations with Turkey.
Bora Gurcay, president of TABA-AmCham, expressed hopes that Turkish-U.S. relations will take a new turn during Donald Trump’s presidency.
“Trump is a businessman with investments in Turkey. […] I see a similarity with the working models of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Trump, so I hope that the next era will be positive for us,” he said.
The association established at 5th of February 1987 based on the No. 87/11484 Council of Ministers decree in pursuant of No. 2908 Associations Acts provisions with the appeal date 23rd of January 1987 and earned “ Public Benefit Association” status based on the No. 97/2057 at 7th of August 1991.
Name of the association is “Türk-Amerikan İşadamları Derneği” and the English usage of it is “ Turkish American Business Association”. The association also acts as the American Chamber of Commerce Turkey.
Founders of the association are: METİN BERK, ÖZER ÇİLLER, AHMET ESEN, ERDAL KABATEPE, MEHMET ÖNKAL, ALİ G. PASİNER, AHMET TEKELİ
Individuals and corporations with the adequate legal capacity who are ensuring the No. 5253 Associations Law’s 3rd statement which points not to fall into permanent or periodical deprivation and recognizing the ethical principles can be accepted as members if they commit themselves by signing the “Taba-AmCham Ethical Principles” written engagement. Ambassador of the United States to Turkey, Consule General of the United States, Undersecretary of Commerce and official representative of United States Chamber of Commerce are honorary members of TABA-AmCham Board.
TURKISH AMERICAN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
The Turkish American Business Association’s (TABA) mission is to foster and develop increased communication, coordination and investment between businesses in the United States and Turkey. Central to this goal is providing a forum for information, advice and lobbying to allow the flow of business and investment between these two nations to run as smoothly as possible. In this age of increased globalization, and with Turkey’s ever-increasing dominance in Eurasia and the Middle East, increased business cooperation is of great value to both nations and their corporations.
TABA looks both to develop and improve the strength of Turkish businesses and decrease the barriers to entry of American businesses seeking to establish themselves in Turkey. In turn, the sustained fluidity of trans-national business operations is at the heart of TABA’s work. In order to achieve this goal, TABA has adopted strategic plans and services that it seeks to implement. Such plans and services include:
• Conducting research to determine relevant investment projects in line with expectations of both the Turkish and U.S. companies and to create an environment of open communication.
• Giving advice to US and Turkish business circles on commercial, economical, financial, industrial undertakings and to prepare proposals for implementation.
• Taking part in joint efforts with other non-governmental organizations and public authorities in order to attract investors to Turkey, and to discover solutions to eliminate legal and institutional bottlenecks faced by US companies investing in Turkey.
• Organizing meetings, conferences, seminars, fairs and workshops about social topics and contents, which will help to facilitate the exchange of information and opinions.
• Working in cooperation with other American Chambers of Commerce (AmCham) abroad, NGOs and professional organizations to eliminate the problems encountered during the application of regulations on the protection of intellectual property rights, international arbitration, competition, standards in bookkeeping and reporting, as well as corporate mergers and dissolutions.
• Remaining in constant contact and working in harmony with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the ECACC (the European Council of American Chambers of Commerce) in Washington D.C., and also, to work on common projects and activities with the AmCham members in the Balkans and Caucasuses
Turkey is at a pivotal juncture in its drive to have more influence in the geo-political sphere. As part of this upward mobility, Turkey is looking to drive trade and cooperation between key global players, such as the United States. The United States has long been involved in the Middle East and Eurasia and should continue to promote the extension of its private business operations into this area of the world. Increased Turkish-American business cooperation is a good thing for both nations, and TABA is working to make sure that the obvious benefits to both sides are reached in an efficient and harmonious manner.