Top ranking officials from YASED member corporations met with the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology to exchange ideas on what needs to be done as part of Turkey’s “Digital Transformation” process, focusing on current best efforts.
The “EU General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR)”, which will enter into force in May, was discussed at the conference that was organized in Istanbul on March 29, 2018, with the participation of the members of International Investors Association (YASED), Personal Data Protection Authority (KVKK) and foreign senior experts.
YASED (International Investors Association) held a series of consultation meetings; with the Ministry of Finance on November 16, 2017, Ministry of Economy on November 21, 2017 and Ministry of Labor and Social Security on November 30, 2017. During these meetings, key topics on YASED agenda were discussed with the related Ministers and their high-level ministry officials.
The “Third Party Integrity and Compliance Risks of International Companies & Their Management Conference”, organized in cooperation with YASED and TEID, focused on how to mitigate integrity and compliance risks arising from relations with third parties as well as relevant best practices.
YASED Chairman Ahmet Erdem says that international direct investors expect that the political issues between Turkey and the USA be resolved by diplomacy and that bilateral relations return to normal as soon as possible.
Mr. Faruk Özlü, Minister of Science, Industry and Technology, convened with senior executives of YASED (International Investors Association)-member companies in Istanbul. The purpose was to discuss the potential improvement in governmental incentives as well as other related efforts, in order to help scale up the number and activity of R&D centers Turkey.
Minister of Economy, Mr. Nihat Zeybekci came together with senior executives of International Investors Association-YASED-member companies in Istanbul in order to assess the investment and business environment in Turkey. During the meeting, international direct investment opportunities and incentives for mega infrastructure projects were brought to the table.
As the International Investors Association - YASED, representing more than 75% of the international direct investments in Turkey, we are gratefully remembering once more our citizens and security forces who died or who were injured for their homeland while trying to prevent the attempt for the coup d'état aiming to destroy the democratic constitutional order in our country in the night of July 15, 2016.
International Investors Association - YASED and the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) held a Consultation Meeting in Ankara on July 12 with the participation of top executives of international direct investment companies.
YASED Law & IPR Working Group and Personal Data Protection Sub-Group organized a workshop on June 6, 2017 with the participation of President of Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority (KVKK) Prof. Dr. Faruk Bilir, YASED Law & IPR Working Group Chairman Mr. Selçuk Karaçay and YASED members in order to discuss the law on personal data protection.
According to the report by YASED Work Group on Foreign Trade and Customs, the taxes applied on importation for protective purposes increase the production costs. Turkish Ministry of Economy and YASED members gathered to discuss the subject.
Officers, led by head of Tax Inspection Board (VDK) Hüseyin Karakum, came together with YASED Work Group on Tax and Incentives (YWGoTI) to sort out issues encountered in tax review and audit processes.