- Doğan TV Holding Chairperson and Turkey: Culture of Change Initiative (TCCI) Advisory Board co-chair Arzuhan Doğan Yalçındağ met with German State Minister Maria Böhmer in Berlin on Feb. 29.
Relations between the two countries and the current refugee crisis was discussed at the meeting as Böhmer highlighted the importance of creating permanent solution to the refugee crisis.
“Besides being a humanitarian tragedy, the current refugee crisis is not only a problem of Turkey and Germany but a problem the whole European Union [EU] region has to solve,” said Yalçındağ speaking after a TCCI meeting in Berlin.
“While the Turkey-EU relations are above this crisis, the fact that Germany plays the role of addressee successfully in this process has eased the way for the revival of the relations. It is critically important that this support continues and Turkey concentrates on the EU accession process works,” she said.
The ways for cultural cooperation between the two countries in order to strengthen the relations were also on the table.
TCCI is a Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD) initiative that runs a communication strategy between Turkey and its number one trade and investment partner, Germany, since its launch in 2013.
The main objective of TCCI is to improve Turkish-German economic relations, inform the German public about the socio-economic character of Turkey and to strengthen the socio-politic relations between Turkey and Germany as businessmen, politicians and academicians from the both countries are on its advisory board.