Founded in 1971 to represent the Turkish business world, TÜSİAD is a voluntary, independent, non-governmental organization dedicated to promote welfare through private enterprise.
On account of the institutions represented by its members, TÜSİAD has a significant representative capacity of the economic activity in Turkey in many spheres such as production, value added, employment and foreign trade.
TÜSİAD’s activities are aimed at creating a social cohesion based on the competitive market economy, sustainable development and participatory democracy.
Headquartered in İstanbul, TÜSİAD has a representative office in Ankara; international representative offices in Brussels, Washington D.C., Berlin, London and Paris; networks in China, Silicon Valley and the Gulf Region.
TÜSİAD is a member of BusinessEurope which is the leading advocate for growth and competitiveness at European level.
TÜSİAD By Numbers
TÜSİAD plays a significant role in the Turkish economy. 4500 member companies represent;
50% of the value –added
85% of Turkey’s total foreign trade
More than 50% of non-agricultural, non-govermental workforce
80% of corporate tax revenue
Structure of TÜSİAD
All of TÜSİAD’s activities is carried out through nine Round Tables led by the members of the Board of Directors and 36 Work Groups organized within the round tables. These activities are pursued with the substantial support and contribution of the Secretariat General, Representative Offices, and University Partnership Forums.
- General Assembly
- High Advisory Council
- Board of Directors
- Secretariat General
Corporations & Collaborations:
- Brookings Institute
- German Marshall Fund (GMF)
- Institut du Bosphore
- Turkey Culture of Change Initiative (TCCI)
TÜSİAD Representative Offices:
- Washington D.C.
TÜSİAD University Partnership Forums:
- Boğaziçi (Bosphorus) University-TÜSİAD Foreign Policy Forum (DPF)
- Koç Unversity-TÜSİAD Economic Research Forum (EAF)
- Sabanci University-TÜSİAD Competitiveness Forum (REF)
- Bilkent University - TÜSİAD Information Society Forum
- TUSIAD/TCCI European Economic Integration Chair
TÜSİAD carries Turkey to the future
A voluntary organization of the private sector representatives and the voice of the Turkish business community since more than forty years, TÜSİAD carries the belief that Turkey will be a determining regional and global power, forward to the future.
TÜSİAD aims to contribute to the formation and development of a social order based on:
- Universal principles of human rights,
- Freedoms of thought, belief, and action,
- Secular state of law,
- Participatory democracy,
- Liberal economy,
- Rules and regulations of a competitive market economy
- Environmental sustainability
- Contributes to the formation of national economic policies by correctly evaluating regional and sectoral potentials of Turkey's economic and social development, in an environment in which social peace and harmony are maintained.
- Participates in the global promotion of Turkey and supports the EU accession process through efforts to develop international political, economic, social and cultural relations as well as communication, representative and cooperative networks.
- Conducts researches, forms views, and develops projects and activities in the context of accelerating international integration and interaction as well as regional and local development.
TÜSİAD aims to encourage and develop a unity of thought and action on behalf of the Turkish business world in line with these objectives through the direct and indirect dissemination of its views and recommendations to the Turkish parliament, government, other states, international organizations and the general public through the media and other means.
TÜSİAD is a voluntary based civil society organization established by Turkish industrialists and businessmen in 1971 in order to represent the business world.
TÜSİAD aims to contribute to the formation and development of a social order based on the adoptation of the universal principles of human rights, freedom of thought, belief and action, a secular state of law, as well as the concepts of participatory democracy, a liberal economy, the rules and regulations of a competitive market economy and environmental sustainability.
TÜSİAD works to achieve the realization of the main objectives stated above based on the belief that businessmen, working in line with the targets and principles of Turkey's reaching and surpassing the norms of contemporary civilization and holding to the equality of men and women in politics, the economy and education, comprise a pioneering and enterprising group in society.
As the representative organization of the Turkish business world working for public interest, TÜSİAD strives to support entrepreneurial activities in conformity with the universal principles of business ethics; TÜSİAD constantly aims for progress and enhancement based upon continuous improvements in Turkey's competitiveness, social welfare, employment and productivity, as well as the country's capacity for renewal and the scope and quality of education and training during the globalization process.
TÜSİAD contributes to the formation of national economic policies by correctly evaluating regional and sectoral potentials in Turkey's economic and social development in an environment in which social peace, compromise and reconciliation are maintained. TÜSİAD contributes to the promotion of Turkey in the global context and supports the EU accession process through efforts to develop international political, economic, social and cultural relations as well as communication, representative and cooperative networks. TÜSİAD conducts research, forms views and develops projects and activities in the context of accelerating international integration and interaction as well as regional and local development.
TÜSİAD aims to encourage and develop a unity of thought and action on behalf of the Turkish business world in line with these objectives through the direct and indirect dissemination of its views and recommendations to the Turkish parliament, government, other states, international organizations and public opinion through the media and other means.
Charter of Turkish Industry & Businessmen Association, 2. Article, "Aim of the Association"
Founders of TÜSİAD
Koç Holding A.Ş.
Yaşar Holding A.Ş.
Elektrometal San. A.Ş.
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Eczacıbaşı Holding A.Ş.
Altınyıldız Mensucat A.Ş.
Sabancı Holding A.Ş
Güney Sanayi A.Ş.
Çanakkale Seramik A.Ş.
Elyaflı Çimento San. A.Ş.