Turkish Business Association Opens Zaporizhia Office
Turkish-Ukrainian Business Association TUID unveiled a new representative office in Zaporizhia in October, further expanding the association’s regional footprint in Ukraine. This latest addition to the TUID network joins existing regional offices in Kharkiv, Kherson, Odesa, Lviv and Vinnitsia along with the TUID national head office in Kyiv and representative office in Istanbul. Representatives from Ukraine’s vibrant Turkish business community gathered in Zaporizhia for the official opening alongside local municipal officials and members of the Zaporizhia business community. Guest of honor was Turkish Ambassador to Ukraine Yonet Can Tezel, who welcomed the new TUID office as a further sign of deepening Turkish-Ukrainian trade ties.
The official opening of this latest TUID regional representative office took place in parallel with Zaporizhia’s biggest annual international investment forum, which saw TUID President Burak Pehlivan sign a memorandum of understanding with Zaporizhia Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Vladimir Shamilov. TUID President Pehlivan told guests at the Zaporizhia office opening that the city’s industrial potential was difficult to overestimate and offered considerable regional opportunities for Turkish businesses. Founded in 2004, TUID has over 200 members. TUID member companies currently generate a collective annual turnover of more than USD 2.5 billion.