Turkish Cypriot
Chamber of Commerce

Brussels Representation Newsletter

ISSUE 5, 07 October 2013


KTTO adds its voice to the peace process

As part of its commitment to support the Cyprus peace process, KTTO took part in the "Participatory Peacemaking InitiativeĒ, which brought together the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot business leaders at a workshop from 18 to 20 September 2013 in Malta. On the first day of the workshop, which was supported by UNDP-ACT and ENGI, the business leaders came together and discussed the necessity for an open, public debate about the benefits of a settlement to the Cyprus problem. They highlighted the need for creating new opportunities for business cooperation across the Green Line in order to demonstrate the benefits of reconciliation.



Interview with Salih «eliker

In this issue of our newsletter, we are featuring a Turkish Cypriot businessman who has to overcome countless obstacles in order to be able to do business in North Cyprus. 

Salih «eliker established his company in 1983, trading automobile accessories. Now he successfully operates in the textiles and white goods sectors.

"The international restrictions we are faced with are costing us our money, time and energy", says Salih «eliker.

Read the interview here.

Systematic attack against intra-island trade damages the development of economic cooperation in Cyprus

In the face of continuing efforts of Greek Cypriot authorities and Greek Cypriot media to discredit the Green Line trade, KTTO sent a letter to the European Commission urging the latter to intervene and stop the defamation campaign against the intra island trade.  
"The information provided by the Greek Cypriot press on the Green Line trade is either wrong or intentionally distorted to shape the public opinion in a way that harms the confidence between the two communities at a time when possible introduction of 'confidence building measures' into the peace process is being consideredĒ said GŁnay «erkez, KTTO President. READ MORE


KTTO Representation Office in Brussels celebrates its 8th anniversary

Brussels Representation Office of the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce KTTO (http://www.ktto.net/brussels) was established on 19 September 2005.  After 8 years, the Brussels Office continues to represent the Turkish Cypriot business community in the European arena and strives to contribute to the integration of Turkish Cypriotsí in the European Union. READ MORE


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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