EUROPEAN BUSINESS COUNCILS

Year of Establishment:1996
Coordinating Chairman:Zeynep Bodur Okyay
Company: Kaleseramik Çanakkale Kalebodur Sanayi A.Ş. , Head of Division
Deputy Coordinating Chairman: Zeynel Abidin Erdem
Company: Erdem Holding A.Ş. , Chairman of the Board  
Deputy Coordinating Chairman: S. Pınar Eczacıbaşı
Company: Gp Trust Finansal Yönetim Ve Danışmanlık Hizmetleri Ltd. Şti. , Founding Partner  
Deputy Coordinating Chairman: Gülsüm Azeri
Company: Mondi Tire Kutsan Kağıt ve Ambalaj San. A. Ş. , Vice Chairman of the Management Board

In 1996, Turkey became a member of the Customs Union with the European Union. Following this development, DEİK reorganised its Business Councils with EU member states under the roof of the Turkey-EU Business Council and established a joint membership basis. The Business Councils continue their individual activities in areas that do not concern the EU, while the EU Business Councils work for the advancement of Turkey-EU relations.

In the process of EU expansion, the Balkan countries were integrated into the region. With their inclusion, the regional organisation which previously only included EU member countries was extended to a 37-member structure called the Europe Business Councils. 

In the process of EU expansion, the Balkan countries were integrated into the region. With their inclusion, the regional organisation which previously only included EU member countries was extended to a 37-member structure called the Europe Business Councils. 

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