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.

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Interviewed by James Brooke, editor in chief of the Ukraine Business Journal(UBJ) at the TUID. Turkey Reaches out to Ukraine Overshadowed by Europe’s opening, Ukraine’s trade and investment is booming with Turkey, a nation with half of Russia’s GDP KYIV – When President Petro Poroshenko flies across the Black Sea next week to Turkey, it will be his third trip there in 14 months. This frequency reflects fast growing travel, trade and investment between Turkey and Ukraine, a relationship that is often obscured by Ukraine’s focus on Europe.

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Turkish Ukrainian Round Table focusing on the potential Turkish Ukrainian Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and Turkish Investment opportunities in Ukraine is on the pages of the one of the most prestigious and popular Law Journal in the Central and Eastern Europe, CEE Law Matters. The event was organized by the law firms Gün+Partners and Vasil Kisil&Partners with the support of the Ukrainian Embassy in Turkey, Turkish Foreign Economic Relations Council(DEIK) and International Turkish Ukrainian Business Association(TUİD) in Istanbul.

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Burak Pehlivan


Kiev / Ukrayna