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Q&A with Ahmet Ozkayan, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Manager of ERMAKSAN and Member of the Board of Directors of the Turkish Machine Manufacturers Association (MIB)

Q&A with Ahmet Ozkayan, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Manager of ERMAKSAN and Member of the Board of Directors of the Turkish Machine Manufacturers Association (MIB)

CAN YOU COMPARE THE TURKISH MACHINERY INDUSTRY WITH THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY? The machinery industry is a labor-intensive sector and requires qualified employees. It is under pressure to always produce newer and better products. Turkey demonstrated its success to the world in machinery and other parts manufacturing in all except one field: machine tools for machining....

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Q&A with Sefik Caliskan, Author of the ‘Economic Outlook After the CBRT meeting on November 11, 2021’ report, the main defense of the new economic program to be implemented by the government

Q&A with Sefik Caliskan, Author of the ‘Economic Outlook After the CBRT meeting on November 11, 2021’ report, the main defense of the new economic program to be implemented by the government

BY MEHMET KAYA SINCE YOU CALL YOURSELF A ‘COMPANY DOCTOR’, CAN WE SAY THAT YOU CARRY OUT YOUR STUDIES ON MACROECONOMICS AS A WHOLE USING YOUR FIELD EXPERIENCE? Yes. This is exactly what I’m trying to do. In my early years as a bank inspector, I thought that troubled companies were often not well-managed. However,...

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Q&A with Prof. Dr. Mehmet Zahmakiran, Vice-Rector of Bartin University

Q&A with Prof. Dr. Mehmet Zahmakiran, Vice-Rector of Bartin University

CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR ACADEMIC CAREER? I received my bachelor’s degree from Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University’s Department of Chemistry in 2002. I completed my university education at the top of my faculty and third in the university. I applied to the Teaching Staff Training Program (OYP) the same year, as part of...

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Q&A with Dr. Mustafa Tan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Olive and Olive Oil Council (UZZK), Member of the Advisory Committee of the International Oil Council, Founder of Dr. Tan

Q&A with Dr. Mustafa Tan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Olive and Olive Oil Council (UZZK), Member of the Advisory Committee of the International Oil Council, Founder of Dr. Tan

WHAT’S THE PLACE OF OLIVE AND OLIVE OIL IN THE NATIONAL ECONOMY? Nearly 500,000 families make their living from olive cultivation. This means that 2 million people directly earn a livelihood if we assume that each of these families consists of four people on average. This sector is very dynamic and the harvest season starts...

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Q&A with Gurcan Karakas, CEO of Turkey’s Automotive Joint Venture Group Inc. (TOGG)

Q&A with Gurcan Karakas, CEO of Turkey’s Automotive Joint Venture Group Inc. (TOGG)

WHERE IS THE GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY HEADED? ARE EVS FORGING AHEAD WORLDWIDE AS EXPECTED? Data-based business models are an important potential in our current world. 40-50% of the profit pool is estimated to come data-based business models by 2035. More agile, creative, collaborative, and user-driven organizations will be successful in the near future, not large...

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Q&A with Yaman Toruner, Former Central Bank Governor and Former President of Borsa Istanbul, Former Minister of State Responsible for Customs

Q&A with Yaman Toruner, Former Central Bank Governor and Former President of Borsa Istanbul, Former Minister of State Responsible for Customs

ARE THE MONEY MARKETS IN TURKEY OPERATING AT THEIR TARGET LEVEL AND PACE? I established the Central Bank’s Directorate-General for Money Markets and Fund Management. The money and foreign exchange (FX) markets have fulfilled their function in Turkey since then. Deployment of the money and FX markets by the Central Bank (CB) was tried for...

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Q&A with S. Ilhan Bagoren, Chairman of HTK, Manager of the UUYM5G project, Board Member of GTENT, Founder and CEO of Telenity

Q&A with S. Ilhan Bagoren, Chairman of HTK, Manager of the UUYM5G project, Board Member of GTENT, Founder and CEO of Telenity

WHERE DO YOU THINK TURKEY STANDS IN TERMS OF 5G TECHNOLOGY? Turkey has the necessary technological capacity to develop products with 5G. However, translating this capacity into products and commercial industry will require both effort and investment. If we switch to 5G in 2023, it won’t be too late, because the specs of many of...

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Q&A with Ali N. Basman, President of the Wine Producers Association, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kavaklidere

Q&A with Ali N. Basman, President of the Wine Producers Association, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kavaklidere

WHAT IS TURKEY’S POSITION IN GLOBAL GRAPE PRODUCTION? 77.8 million tonnes of grapes are produced on an area of 6.9 million hectares (ha) in the world, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) 2019 data. Turkey ranks 5th after Spain, France, China, and Italy with 431,000ha of cultivation and 6th after China, Italy, the...

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