TBY SIGNS MOU WITH AMERICAN-TURKISH COUNCIL

Turkey, May 6, 2015— The Business Year (TBY), an international publisher of yearly information resources on over 25 national economies, has signed a partnership agreement with the American-Turkish Council, a leading US-based business dedicated to effectively strengthening US-Turkish relations through the promotion of commercial, defense, technological, and cultural relations.

The MoU was signed in Istanbul between Howard Beasey, ATC President, and TBY Managing Editor Leland Rice.

The agreement underlines the importance of The Business Year: Turkey as a tool for the promotion and attraction of investment into the country. The publication will include insights from leading political and business figures that provide accurate information, objective analysis, and strategic advice on the main economic trends in Turkey. ATC will support TBY in this endeavor.

The Business Year: Turkey 2015 will be a highly contemporary and comprehensive English-language publication on the Turkish economy, and will focus on the country's G20 Presidency and its key forthcoming strategies of inclusiveness, implementation, and investment for growth. With an ambitious set of key targets to be achieved by 2023, potentially seeing Turkey emerge as a top ten global economy, The Business Year's pivotal fifth edition will play a hugely consequential role in attracting the attention Turkey warrants.

Leland Rice emphasized the long-term strength and undoubtedly considerable potential of Turkey as an investment destination, saying, “the geographical and historic significance of Turkey's enviable position at the cultural crossroads of Europe and Asia is being fully realized economically as Turkey moves toward its 2023 development goals. With the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline, the new Istanbul airport, and solid GDP growth, the nation is also focusing on integrating SMEs into the global supply chain, developing human capital, and seeing an upsurge in female leadership. The hallmarks of an advanced economy are fully in motion, crystallized by the international partnership we saw inked today."

Commenting on the MoU signing, Howard Beasey said, “I am proud to be a partner of TBY; it is an essential publication for anyone who is serious about doing business in Turkey." He noted that the ATC Annual Conference, held in Washington DC, offers up-to-the-minute political and economic briefings, cultural events, and opportunities for American and Turkish businessmen and women to develop commercial contacts and exchange ideas and information on strategic issues, product marketing, and business development.

The Business Year Turkey: 2015 will reach over 12,000 readers in Turkey and over 97,700 readers worldwide, in addition to highly circulated digital versions available via iPad, iPhone, and Android applications.