Turkish Cypriot
Chamber of Commerce

Brussels Representation Newsletter


About Us
As part of the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce’s “EU and Solution” vision, the Brussels Representation Office of the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce was established under the leadership of the then KTTO President Ali Erel and inaugurated by the Prime Minister of the time Ferdi Sabit Soyer on 19 September 2005. The Brussels Office aims to represent the Turkish Cypriot business community and the people at large in the European arena, and to contribute to the Turkish Cypriots’ integration to the EU.

In the framework of this vision, one of the main activities of the Brussels Office was to liase with the EU institutions on the improvement of the Green Line Regulation which came into force following the entry of a divided Cyprus into the EU in 2004. The European Council appointed the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce as the institutional partner of the European Commission in the implementation of this Regulation.

Parallel to this, the Brussels Office also conducted lobbying activities towards the adoption of the Financial Aid and Direct Trade Regulations which were proposed by the European Commission in 2004. To this end, the Brussels Office began cooperating with the European Commission, Parliament and the Council as well as Chambers of Commerce, civil society organisations, think-tanks and the media.

As its network of influence enlargeded in time, the Brussels Office diversified its activities and played a leading role in various other Cyprus-related matters and in the organisation of several economic, political and cultural activities.

Providing intellectual and logistic support to both its member companies and the members of the Turkish Cypriot political and civil society in their relations with the EU, the Brussels Office strives to be the window to Europe for the Turkish Cypriot people.




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