Turkish chamber opens in Zambo PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 05 December 2011 17:18

The Turkish Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc. (TCCP) will inaugurate their satellite office today at Suterville, Zamboanga City.  This is their first office outside of Metro  Manila, and their first in Mindanao. The Zamboanga Office will be manned by Executive Director Coskun Urfan with Mehmet Cetin as Honorary President. Cetin is presently the  Administrator of the Turkish Filipino Tolerance School located at the West Coast of the city.

TCCP was founded in 2008 by a group of Turkish and Filipino businessmen in Manila with a  headquarter at Greenhills, San Juan City. According to TCCP President Irfan Karabulut, TCCP  aims to foster closer relations, understanding and cooperation between and among Turkish and

Filipino businessmen, entrepreneurs or business entities to enhance business, trade or commercial relations and promote investments in the Philippines by Turkish and Filipino businessmen.

The Zamboanga office will provide beneficial information and assistance to local businessmen around the region as well as for Mindanao to develop and establish local and international  business opportunities. It will also maintain close relation with the Turkish Embassy in the  Philippines and interacts with other business groups or entities around the world.

The TCCP is the official representative of the Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists of Turkey (TUSKON) in the Philippines. TUSKON is Turkey’s top business organization composed of 32,000 Turkish businessmen. It is aim to build trade bridges for them by establishing new contacts and business opportunities around the world. It is to this reason that TUSKON has representatives in 155 countries.

The TCCP-Zamboanga inauguration will be attended by top government officials and local businessmen. Karabulut will arrive in the city for this event with 20 Turkish businessmen and delegates.