Year of Establishment:2014
Chairman representing Turkey: Mehmet Selahattin Ünlü
Company: Batservice Gemi İnşa ve Offshore Hizm. San. Tic. A.Ş.
Counterpart Organisation: Innovation Norway
Counterpart Chairman: Gunn Ovesen
Organisation / Company: Chairman of Innovation Norway
An official visit by King Harald V. to Turkey played an important role in the development of bilateral relations and helped to speed up the ongoing activities to establish a DEİK/Turkey-Norway Business Council. During the king’s visit a Turkish-Norwegian Business Forum was held at which DEİK and its Counterpart Organisation, Innovation Norway, signed the Establishment Agreement.
Norway is a member of the European Economic Area and one of the richest countries on the continent. Its traditional industries are ship building and shipping as well as fishing. The Nordic country owns the fourth largest shipping fleet in the world. Norway is also a leading international exporter of metals, and the EU’s main source for aluminium. The Kingdom is the European Union’s fifth largest import partner after China, Russia, the USA and Switzerland. Its main industries are petrol and gas, shipping and maritime trade, fishing and sea products, renewable energy and manufacturing. The country is also known for its innovations. The Council’s activities are focussed on developing cooperation in those sectors.