Turkish Industrialists’ And Businessmen’s Association, or TÜSİAD, will start new the new year without Arzuhan Doğan Yalçındağ.
Yalçındağ, who has been serving as the chairwoman of Turkey’s top business association for the past three years, said she would be leaving her chair with the start of the new year and that she had already made that decision a long time ago. The two chairmen before Yalçındağ had each served for three years. TÜSİAD members were aware of Yalçındağ’s decision to leave the post, as she revealed it last spring during a board of directors meeting.
Yalçındağ has hinted at “wishing for January to arrive” every now and then, however, she has not made her decision public until Sunday. Yalçındağ revealed her decision during a meeting organized by the Federation of Industrial Associations, or SEDEFED, and Kayseri Chamber of Industry in the central Anatolian city Kayseri. She said she would make the official announcement at this month’s board of directors meeting.
Following her resignation, expected to take place Jan. 23, Yalçındağ said she will resume her responsibilities at the [Doğan] group companies.
“This job requires a lot of self-sacrifice. Therefore it is very tiresome and it should really not be done by the same person for period longer than three years.”
Touching upon Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s comment comparing Aydın Doğan to “Al Capone,” Yalçındağ said, “Right. My dear father and a gun holding murderer… What else can I say!” Erdoğan’s remark has caused quite a stir in the country.
Monday, October 12, 2009
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