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9th International Turkish - African Congress Final Declaration

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9th International Turkish-African Congress with its main theme “Sectoral and Financial Transformation in Africa: Opportunities & Risks” was organized by TASAM African Institute in Istanbul on 24-25 April 2014.

Within the scope of the congress, five sessions were organized under these themes: “Africa and Global Economy”“Trade and Investment Opportunities”“Economic and Trade Relations between Turkey and Africa: Business World Perspective”“Investment to Social Development”“Turkey’s Africa Policy”.

During the opening ceremony, Chairman of TASAM Süleyman ŞENSOY; General Manager of ARDA Group (main sponsor of the congress) Bülent ÖZTÜRK; Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Head of Unit, Europe, Middle East& Africa Henri-Bernard SOLIGNAC-LECOMTE; African Development Bank’s (ADP) Development Research Department Chief Economist Prof. John C. ANYANWU; Deputy Minister of Industry, Science and Technology of Turkey Prof. Davut KAVRANOĞLU has made speeches respectively. Another speech was made in the second day of the congress with regards to Turkey-Africa Relations by Benin Minister of Industry responsible for External Relations.

The congress was attended by various ministries and undersecretaries form Turkey, African Union, Expert Institutions, Africa’s prominent regional economic organizations, financial institutions, African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Investment Incentive Centers, Free Economic Zones, Business World Umbrella Organizations, Consulting Corporations, Investment Companies and Mission Representatives of African Countries in Ankara. Representatives from various international organizations have also attended


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Head Office of TASAM in Istanbul moved into the Mansion of Dr. Ali & İsmail Tarkan where has been for a century in Hırkai Şerif who is one of the most chaste districts of Historical Peninsula. The Mansion, whose gate number is 20 in Eski Ali Paşa Caddesi, Fatih; is a creation of 19th century registered as “A Culture Existence Should Be Protected” with the decision of the Protection Council of Culture and Nature Existences. 4-storey building which has characteristic features of the period takes the attention with its wooden masonry structure and esthetic architectural design.