TUID Chairman Burak Pehlivan discusses the strengthening economic relationship between Turkey and Ukraine and the potentially game-changing impact of a long-awaited free trade agreement breakthrough between the two Black Sea neighbors Anyone engaged in Turkish-Ukrainian business relations will likely have encountered Burak Pehlivan. As Chairman of the Turkish-Ukrainian Business Association TUID, forty-one-year-old Pehlivan is a well-known and high profile member of Ukraine’s international business community who has been tireless in his efforts to help build business bridges across the Black Sea.
The traditional Ramazan dinner of the International Turkish Ukrainian Businessmen Association (TUID) was conducted in Kyiv with the participation of the Ambassador of the Turkish Republic in Ukraine HE Yönet Can Tezel and over 200 guests. The event was sponsor by Colin’s, one of the top international clothing retail companies, operating 80 stores and employing over 1,000 employees in Ukraine. In his welcome speech, TUID Vice Chairman Burak Pehlivan welcomed participants, mentioned that Ramazan dinner is the most important of over 30 yearly events organized by TUID, and explained Ramazan dinner’s special meaning and importance in Turkish culture.
Uluslararası Türk Ukrayna İşadamları Derneği(TUİD)’in yönetim kurulu tarafından organize edilen iftar yemeği, eski ve yeni yönetim kurulu üyelerinin katılımı ve Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Kiev Büyükelçisi Yönet Can Tezel’in teşrifleriyle, Kiev Intercontinetal Otel’de gerçekleşti. İftara, Kırım Türkleri’nin milli lideri, Ukrayna Cumhurbaşkanı Petro Poroşenko’nun Kırım özel temsilcisi, Ukrayna parlamentosu milletvekili Mustafa Abdulcemil Kırımoğlu, TİKA Ukrayna program koordinatörü Hacı Bayram Bolat, T.C. Kiev Büyükelçiliği müsteşarı Özgün Talu, T.C. Kiev Büyükelçiliği Ticaret Müşaviri Belkıs Gürsel Güleç, T.