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President Erdoğan Presented Mayor Turan with the ICOC Special Award

At the 140th Anniversary Special Awards Ceremony of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ICOC), our President, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, presented the "Restoration Special Award" to Fatih Mayor Mehmet Ergün Turan.

25 September 2022President Erdoğan Presented Mayor Turan with the ICOC Special Award

ICOC, the umbrella organization of the Istanbul business world with its 693 thousand members, celebrated its 140th anniversary with a special award ceremony. Nureddin Nebati, the Minister of Treasury and Finance, Mehmet Muş, the Minister of Trade and Rıfat Hisarcıklıoğlu, the Chairman of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Türkiye (TOBB) attended the award ceremony, which was held at the Haliç Congress Center with the presence of our President, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Addressing the guests in the program, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated that the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce continues its activities with a mission dedicated to the future of Turkey and said: “The history of this institution, which started off as the Dersaadet Chamber of Commerce and continues its activities as the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, is actually the consequence of our country in a sense. During the coronavirus pandemic that affected Turkey as well as the rest of the world, we have worked effectively with the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce to ensure that the business world is minimally affected by this crisis. We are witness to the efforts and sacrifices made by Mr. Şekib Avdagiç, the President of our Chamber. In addition, we also closely followed many of the works that Mr. Şekib actualized in our country, from the Istanbul World Trade Center to the Technopark Istanbul. Inshallah, I believe that we will continue to carry on these works with Mr. Şekib in the coming period.”

In his speech at the ceremony, ICOC President Avdagiç said that as the Dersaadet Chamber of Commerce, which was established to realize the dream of Sultan Abdulhamid II for an industrialized and developed Turkey, they have made great efforts to develop the Turkish economy since then. Stating that they consider Istanbul as their center and operate in every corner of the world for Istanbul and the Turkish business world,

Avdagiç said that they believe in the necessity of recognizing and rewarding those who add value to Istanbul, and that they aim to celebrate their 140th anniversary with the 140th Anniversary Special Awards for this purpose.

AWARDS WERE PRESENTED IN 6 CATEGORIES

After the speeches, ICOC President Avdagiç presented a certificate of gratitude on behalf of the business world of Istanbul to President Erdoğan, whom he described as "a lover of Istanbul who has modernized production and trade and devoted his life to serving Istanbul".

MAYOR TURAN RECEIVED THE SPECIAL RESTORATION AWARD

At the ICOC 140th Anniversary Special Awards, awards were given in 6 categories: "restoration", "culture-art", "tourism", "technology", "entrepreneurship" and "transformation". The awards were presented by President Erdoğan and ICOC President Avdagiç. The award in the category of "Restoration" was given to the restoration of the Yedikule Dungeons, which brought Ottoman and Byzantine architecture together, carried out by Fatih Municipality. The award was presented to Fatih Mayor Ergün Turan by our President, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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