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The American Turkish Society celebrates US - Turkey ties at NYSE

Turkish Finance Minister Şimşek as guest of honor

NEW YORK –  The American Turkish Society will commemorate the financial and commercial ties between United States and Turkey at a festive benefit gala on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange on the evening of November 7th. 

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek will attend as guests of honor and deliver remarks to an audience of 300 guests including top-level executives from both countries. Süreyya Ciliv, CEO of Turkcell (TKC), the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, will participate with remarks.

Turkcell, venue sponsor, is the only NYSE-listed Turkish company. Other top-level supporters include AIG, The Coca-Cola Company, Sabancı Holding, and Borsa Istanbul together with the Istanbul Financial Center Initiative. The benefit gala is attended by corporations and individuals committed to fostering U.S.-Turkey partnership and supporting The American Turkish Society’s efforts.

“We are honored that Secretary Pritzker and Minister Şimşek will join us for this unique celebration,” noted Murat Köprülü, Chairman of The American Turkish Society, “we are proud to showcase our two countries’ cooperation to date and to deepen it further with our guests and generous supporters.”

ABOUT THE AMERICAN TURKISH SOCIETY

Founded in 1949, The American Turkish Society's mission is to promote business, diplomatic, and cultural ties between Turkey and the United States. The American Turkish Society's past gala celebrations included the partnerships of Doğan TV Holding and Turner Broadcasting, Inc. in CNN Turk; The Coca-Cola Company and Anadolu Group; GE and Doğuş Group; Citi and Sabancı Holding; and Ford Motor Company and Koc Holding. Gala proceeds will support The American Turkish Society's educational, cultural and philanthropic programs. The American Turkish Society, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is the oldest American non-profit, independent, apolitical organization dedicated to building bridges between the United States and Turkey in order to achieve common goals of peace and prosperity.

 

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