Message from the President of the Telecommunications Authority of the Republic of Turkey
As the world is in the midst of a global information revolution driven by the convergence and proliferation of telecommunications and information technologies shaping the information society of the new millennium, it is my sincere belief that this kind of organizations will be helpful in developing common vision and understanding of the Information Society and enhancing cooperation among countries in the same region with special efforts of the participants including public and private institutions, companies, investors etc.
Being determined to foster its IT sector development, Turkey has made remarkable progress during the last two decades. As of January 1st, 2004 Turkish telecom market was opened up to new players willing to invest in telecommunications. Having already established the most essential regulations for competitive entries, I would like to take this opportunity to extent the kindest invitations of my Authority to potential investors who are interested in doing business in Turkey.
As the President of the Telecommunications Authority, I would like to express my sincere thanks to all who organized and participated in this important event. Last but not the least I wish all participants a successful conference and an enjoyable stay in Istanbul.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ömer ARASIL
President of the Authority
Chairman of the Board