Gürsel BARAN, Chairman


Ankara Chamber of Commerce, one of the most established institutions of our republic, has stood by our merchants and tradesmen since it was founded in 1923.

Our target is to contribute our country to be among the world's most developed ten countries with its structure which is based on entrepreneurship, innovation, scientific development and technology production with high added value and has knowledge-based and competitive economy. 
As Ankara Chamber of Commerce, foremost among the issues on which we focused primarily comes increasing the number of youth and women entrepreneurs in Ankara. Promoting the entrepreneurs who fulfill vital functions in social and economic respect, disseminating a culture of entrepreneurship and establishing sustainable business will enable our country to increase production and employment rate and to prosper.

In our geography, another factor as prominent as 'strong economy' for the continuation of Turkey's existence is love for the Fatherland. Çanakkale soul, which came into existence once again on the night of 15th July when the malicious coup attempt took place, is a precious heritage that we ought to transfer from generation to generation. Our youth that has historical consciousness and Çanakkale soul will carry our country into strong future. 

It is our primary duty to enable our members to keep pace with the developments as technological developments proceed with enormous steps, the level of globalization of businesses increases, traditional trade evolves into e-commerce, and the world becomes an open market. In this respect, we have been in a struggle to provide our members a faster, quality and modern service according to the requirements of global trade, with the understanding of contemporary and innovative management.
Our chamber whose aim is to meet the needs and expectations of its members by improving the quality of service through the opportunities that the modern technology offers, keeps the works to upgrade the informatics infrastructure. Owing to our e-ATO service through which our members begin to get such electronically signed documents as chamber registration copy, activity certificate and prequalification certificate over the internet. Furthermore, we have moved our website to a mobile platform in order to enable our members to access reliable, convenient and fast information independently of time and space, and to inform them about our training activities and events.

As the Ankara Chamber of Commerce Board, we will carry on working to simplify our members' jobs and open up their horizons.