Turkish Cypriot
Chamber of Commerce

Brussels Representation Newsletter

ISSUE 3, JULY 2013


KTTO participates in the ESBA Annual Event: 

“Running a Business in Turbulent Times"

On 20 June 2013, European Small Business Alliance (ESBA) held its Annual Event “Running a Business in Turbulent Times” in Brussels. This year’s event re-emphasized the importance of SMEs in creating economic growth and employment in Europe, and focused on how to start, grow and maintain a business in the middle of the current challenging economic environment. READ MORE

Advocating Reconciliation through Economic Interdependence

Two years ago, on July 2011, KTTO, together with the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, its counterpart in the southern part of the island, demonstrated how fruitful business cooperation can lead to a landmark success for the benefit of whole Cyprus.

Following an explosion in the Greek Cypriot ammunition site near the town of Mari, also home for a major power plant, South Cyprus had experienced a serious power supply breakdown at the peak of the tourism season, with temperatures rising above 40°C.


Intentional efforts to create prejudice against intra-island trade should stop

KTTO sent a letter to the EU Commission reacting to the baseless allegations made by the Greek Cypriot authorities aiming to "create prejudice against Turkish Cypriot products and to hamper the Green Line Trade."


European Commission adopts the Financial Aid Regulation 7th Annual Report 

On 4 June 2013, the European Commission adopted the 7th Annual Report on the implementation of the Financial Aid Regulation for the Turkish Cypriot Community, covering the year 2012. The Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce (KTTO) appreciates the continuation of the Financial Aid Programme to the Turkish Cypriot Community and welcomes the approval of the programme to be funded within the 2014-2020 EU Multiannual Financial Framework. This will improve the effectiveness and sustainability of the Programme by increasing the predictability of funding.


KTTO Board Member Salih Çeliker re-elected as Vice President of ESBA

KTTO Board Member Salih Çeliker has been re-elected as Vice President of European Small Business Alliance (ESBA) at the organisation’s Board Meeting held on 21 June 2013 in Brussels. KTTO became a full member of ESBA in January 2010 and Mr. Celiker has been serving as its Vice President since June 2012.  

About Us

Established in 1958, the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce (KTTO) is an internationally-recognized organization, representing the Turkish Cypriot business community at home and abroad.  READ MORE

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