European businessmen of Turkish origin meet in Germany

BERLIN – The Chairman of the Council of Turks and Relative Communities Abroad (YTB), Kudret Bulbul, has said Turkey wants to benefit from the experience of fourth generation Turks in Europe.

Speaking at the meeting of European Turkish Businessmen held at Turkish House in Berlin on Thursday, Bulbul said the YTB had made several accomplishments since its foundation and would now work closely with officials from countries they are doing business with.

Stating that Turkey has a pluralist culture and perspective, Bulbul said the YTB intends to exercise a pluralist approach in its work towards Turks living abroad.

Recalling that he has been the chairman of YTB for just three weeks, Bulbul said he wants to listen to citizens and take on board their opinions during his visit.

Turkey's Ambassador to Germany Huseyin Avni Karslioglu told delegates at the meeting that Turks will be living permanently in Germany and he had discussed allotting of plots for Muslim graveyards with municipal mayors.

Karslioglu said, “We are Germany's Turks, with our culture and faith.”

Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) member Murat Yalcintas told the meeting, “If we have well-trained and skilled manpower, we can achieve all of our goals."

"Germany has reached today's level of development after the World War II with the quality, hard work and determination of manpower.”

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