SOURCE: The American Turkish Society

The American Turkish Society

November 06, 2013 12:50 ET

The American Turkish Society Celebrates U.S.-Turkey Ties at NYSE on November 7th

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 6, 2013) - The American Turkish Society will commemorate the financial and commercial ties between United States and Turkey at a festive benefit gala on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange on the evening of November 7th. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek will attend as guests of honor and deliver remarks to an audience of 200 guests including top-level executives from both countries. Süreyya Ciliv, CEO of Turkcell (TKC), the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, will participate with remarks.

Turkcell, venue sponsor, is the only NYSE listed Turkish company. Other companies supporting The American Turkish Society at the top level with their participation in the gala include AIG, The Coca-Cola Company, Sabancı Holding, and Borsa Istanbul together with the Istanbul Financial Center Initiative. The benefit gala is attended by corporations and individuals committed to fostering U.S.-Turkey partnership and supporting The American Turkish Society's efforts.

"We are honored that Secretary Pritzker and Minister Şimşek will join us for this unique celebration," noted Murat Köprülü, Chairman of The American Turkish Society. "We are proud to showcase our two countries' cooperation to date and to deepen it further with our guests and generous supporters."

The event will take place at the New York Stock Exchange (corner of Wall Street and Broad Street) on Thursday, November 7th, 2013 between 6:30 pm-9:00 pm EST with Cocktails, Remarks, Live Jazz.

Members of the press wishing to attend must RSVP at press@americanturkishsociety.org by 4pm Wednesday, November 6 to attend. All confirmed guests are required to provide government-issued photo identification at the security entrance.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN TURKISH SOCIETY

Founded in 1949, The American Turkish Society's mission is to promote business, diplomatic, and cultural ties between Turkey and the United States. The American Turkish Society's past gala celebrations included the partnerships of Doğan TV Holding and Turner Broadcasting, Inc. in CNN Turk; The Coca-Cola Company and Anadolu Group; GE and Doğuş Group; Citi and Sabancı Holding; and Ford Motor Company and Koç Holding. Gala proceeds will support The American Turkish Society's educational, cultural and philanthropic programs. The American Turkish Society, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is the oldest American non-profit, independent, apolitical organization dedicated to building bridges between the United States and Turkey in order to achieve common goals of peace and prosperity.

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