We have exerted great effort to achieve indigenous and national production, and I am genuinely pleased to see the results in the headline of this issue that coincides with the 140th anniversary of ICOC’s establishment.
Atatürk Cultural Center (AKM), one of Taksim Square’s symbols, was opened upon the completion of reconstruction. AKM’s halls feature the world’s leading technologies in stage mechanics and systems and are equipped with the top mechanisms in acoustic, sound, lighting and displaying systems.
Istanbul Commerce University’s postgraduate programs built, in line with the business world’s demands, are waiting for the students who wish to give their careers a direction and study in Türkiye.
Located in the Mediterranean basin, Türkiye is quite ambitious in cruise tourism. Türkiye aims to host over 2.5 million cruise tourists in 2022.
Anatolia is the centre of the mosaic art we usually see in the decorations of the Byzantine era…Hagia Sofia offers the most fruitful examples of this art branch that originated from Anatolia and extended to other civilizations. Mosaic art is composed of designs built from small materials such as stones and marbles in various colours.
Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ICOC) celebrates the 140th anniversary of its establishment. In 2022, the Chamber will continue to develop the entrepreneurial ecosystem it has been building with 140 years of experience and open it up to the world. This year, ICOC will include new phases to its projects on women and young people’s enterprises and startup entrepreneurship and continue to be the beacon of business.
Turkish Space Agency (TSA) took a critical step on the path leading to membership in the European Space Agency (ESA). Conducting negotiations with EU member countries, TSA also signed a cooperation agreement with Japan. USA, Italy, France and United Kingdom are on the list of TSA.
Istanbul is a candidate for the league of the world’s top 10 financial centres in the next ten years with the Istanbul Finance Center project. A significant part of the centre will open this year. The project is expected to provide an inflow of US$ 250 billion to the Turkish economy after 15 years.