American Indian delegation visiting Turkey on business
Representatives of 17 American Indian nations arrived in Turkey on Saturday as part of a weeklong business, educational and cultural exchange trip. Participants of the first Native American Business Cooperation Trip are scheduled to meet with Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Foreign Trade Minister Zafer Caglayan, and also members of Parliament's Turkey-US Friendship Group. The group will also meet with representatives of the Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM) and participate in business and networking conferences and meetings at three universities in Istanbul and Ankara. "The Native American Business Cooperation Trip is the highlight of our recent efforts to foster increased economic and cultural ties between Turkey and [American Indians]," said Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) President Lincoln McCurdy. This trip marks the latest effort to promote stronger ties between the Turkish people and the US' many ethnic and cultural groups, he added.