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Thursday, 01 October 2015 15:11

TACCI President Ali Koçak and TACCI Board Members had a meeting with the President of Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) Rıfat Hisarcıklıoğlu at the New York TACCI offices on Tuesday September 29, 2015. During the meeting, TACCI President Ali Koçak and TOBB President Rıfat Hisarcıklıoğlu discussed how to improve bilateral relations between TACCI and TOBB, and planned for future collaborations as well as new projects for the coming term. Mr. Rıfat Hisarcıklıoğlu assured that they will support TACCI to be even more successful, and keep the connections alive.

TOBB General Secreatry Mustafa Saraçöz, Head of TOBB EU Department Mustafa Bayburtlu, TOBB US Representative Neslihan Kaptanoğlu , New York Commercial Attache of Turkey Özgür Çelik, TACCI Vice Presidents Mustafa Merç and Celal Seçilmiş, TACCI Board Members Mehmet Fırat Polat, Gülay Oğuzcan and Hasan Akipek were amongst the attendees of the meeting.

Last Updated ( Friday, 02 October 2015 16:14 )
Turkcell Marks the 15th Year of its Dual Listing on the NYSE and Borsa Istanbul PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 September 2015 14:52

Turkcell Marks the 15th Year of its Dual Listing on the NYSE and Borsa Istanbul

On Monday, August 31, 2015 at the Plaza Hotel in New York, a reception was held on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of Turkcell’s listing at New York Stock Exchange and Borsa Istanbul.

Turkey’s integrated communication and technology services provider Turkcell (NYSE:TKC) (BIST:TCELL) marked its 15th year as a publicly-traded company as it rang the Closing Bell® on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).  At the event, Mr. Ahmet Akca, Chairman of the Turkcell Board of Directors, and Mr Kaan Terzioglu, Turkcell’s CEO, were joined by members of the Turkcell Board, NYSE President Tom Farley, Turkey’s  Consul-General in New York Mr. Ertan Yalcin,  representatives of Turkcell’s shareholders and Turkcell’s upper management as they rang the Closing Bell. TACCI President Ali Kocak and TACCI Board Members John Driscoll, Mark Meirowitz, Mine Anlar, Ayhan Ogmen and Mehmet Bilici, Turkey’s Foreign Economic Relations Board President Omer Cihad Vardan, and Mr. Huseyin Zafer, Executive Vice-President of Borsa Istanbul were amongst the many attendees of Turkcell’s 15th year celebration reception.

Turkcell is the first company from Turkey to be listed on the NYSE. It has a current valuation of more than 10 billion USD and is among the 500 largest NYSE-listed companies, in terms of market capitalization. To view the full release of the event and read more about Turkcell Group (NYSE-listed company in Turkey), please refer to the link below:


Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 September 2015 15:01 )
Bursa Marble Blok Fair 2015 Marble Block and Construction Machinery Fair PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 28 August 2015 14:26


On behalf of our member 'Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkey (BCC)', we would like to inform you about the Bursa Marble Blok Fair 2015 Marble Block and Construction Machinery Fair which will be organized between November 25-28, 2015 at TÜYAP Bursa International Fair and Congress Center - Bursa, Turkey.

As one of the 16 Macro Projects managed by the BCC, the Commercial Safari Project promotes the international trade of Bursa by inviting professional international buyers to the trade fairs in Bursa.

In this context, the BCC is currently organizing an international buyers' mission program for the participation in the Bursa Marble Blok Fair 2015 Marble Block and Construction Machinery Fair which aims to pioneer a first not only in Turkey but also in the whole world by exhibiting thousands of block marbles and by bringing together hundreds of manufacturers. For more information on the fair, please visit 

Turkey's natural stone industry holds an important place in the world thanks to product diversity, reserves, an abundance of raw materials, a dynamic industry structure, maritime and other varieties of transport methods and their convenience, lucrative state incentives and competitive taxations. Marble is the most consumed natural stone. Turkey has a variety of marble reserves that come in 650 different colors, patterns and quality levels, beginning with one of the first birth places of the marble industry, the Island of Marmara and Thrace within the Marmara region, followed by the Aegean and Eastern Anatolia regions.

The participation in the Bursa Marble Blok Fair 2015 Marble Block and Construction Machinery Fair is funded by the Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy General Directorate of Exports and TÜYAP Fairs and Exhibitions Organization, Inc. which will enable the international participants to have free accommodation for 2 nights, Bursa-Istanbul-Bursa transfer and transfer between the hotel and the fair ground. 

Please click here for the brochure...
Contact:           Mr. Mehmet Akif Altan
Tel:                     +90 224 275 16 41
Fax:                    +90 224 275 16 49

Last Updated ( Friday, 28 August 2015 14:28 )
Written by TACCI Admin   
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 16:17




It was later known as the Chamber of Agriculture between 1902 – 1903, as the Chamber of Agriculture, Commerce and Industry in 1904, as the Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce and Industry until 1989 and finally renamed as the Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce on 15 May 1989.

The organization, initially founded by a few entrepreneurs, have grown to become a body with over 17,000 active members and became one of the most prominent trade organizations in the country, as well as the region.

Ever since its beginning, the GCC has played an important role in the commercial and industrial life of the city, the region and the country and has significantly contributed to the planned development of trade and industrial activities. Targeting continuous innovation in its range of services, GCC has opened new frontiers in the business environment for its members by the assistance it provides while having expanded its involvement in sociocultural areas and has initiated many projects in this arena, as well.

In order to facilitate a higher level of economic contribution by the regions' commerce and industry to the economy of the country, and to provide a foundation where its members operate under more accommodating conditions, the Chamber continues to offer contemporary and efficient services to its members in order to solve their problems by supplying information that they need to help them strengthen their competitive edge in the domestic and international markets.

GCC, continues to serve its community as one of the first chambers which has a certified ‘Quality Management System'; and by adopting the ‘Chamber Accreditation Model' in order to improve the quality of its services, it is maintaining its functionality in professional areas.


Our vision is to make a difference as an environmentally friendly and leading institution that has adopted a participatory and modern management approach, that is specializing in need-oriented service methods dedicated to playing a leading role in developing our country, region and city. We believe in common sense, being aware of our cultural and social responsibilities and not diverging from our target of making Gaziantep a global city integrated into the World economy.


Our mission is to contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of Gaziantep, our region and country with our knowledge and experience of centuries and to create solutions for the competitive and innovative characteristics of the private sector that we represent and for its integration into the global economy.

The earliest records available suggest that Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce (GCC) was first founded under the name of Chamber of Agriculture and Commerce in 1898.

Contact Person:

Adress: İncilipınar Mahallesi 16 Nolu Sk. Şehitkamil-GAZİANTEP/ TURKEY

Phone: +90 (342) 220 30 30

Fax : +90 (342) 231 10 41

Email: gto@gto.org.tr

Website: http://www.gto.org.tr   Eng: http://www.gto.org.tr/indexen.html

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 11 August 2015 16:29 )
Credit Card Fraud Liability Shifting From Banks to Retailers PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 04 August 2015 14:06

Source: Auto Care Association

Credit card companies like Visa and MasterCard, along with the banking industry, are poised to shift credit card fraud liability from card-issuing banks to retailers who choose not to make the shift to Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) chip technology by Oct. 1, 2015. According to the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the chip technology is meant to provide greater security for consumers as it cannot be duplicated by criminals like a magnetic stripe card can, and it creates a unique code for each individual transaction. In order to incentivize the switchover, retailers who have not made the transition to the more secure systems by October will be liable for all fraudulent credit card transactions carried out at their place of business.

The new liability rules may vary by credit card issuer, but even with the fraudulent use of lost and stolen chip cards that require entering a personal identification number (PIN), the retailer will be responsible if the transaction is processed on a card reader that only takes magnetic strip cards or on a chip reader that does not take PINs.

Retail industry groups have protested the decision by the credit card companies over what they consider an arbitrary date, and are concerned that a significant number of smaller retailers do not even know about EMV chip technology, let alone the new liability rules. Most large retail chains have already made the switch, but it is unknown how many small retailers are yet to purchase the new equipment necessary to process EMV chip cards. The credit card industry announced the new changes in 2011 and believes that retailers have had plenty of time to acquire the new technology.

The ETA provides an EMV Fact Sheet for merchants seeking more information.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 04 August 2015 14:09 )

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