Press Release

December 6, 2021

Speaking at the American Chamber of Commerce Turkey “I AmChamPion” Awards Gala, U.S. Embassy Ankara Deputy Chief of Mission Scott Oudkirk highlighted the United States’ “firm belief that the Turkish economy contains vast untapped potential” and said “we look forward to continuing to support U.S. businesses operating here and partnering with them to make President Biden’s goals to #BuildBackBetter a reality.” Citing the 1,800 U.S. companies active in Turkey that employ more than 40,000 people and have invested over $50 billion in the Turkish economy, ​DCM Oudkirk concluded his remarks by saying “Throughout the decades, this shared prosperity has provided a bedrock for our relationship and continues to be the foundation of the friendship between the United States and Turkey.”