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History of TAF


Turkish - Arab Economic Forum (TAF) started in 2005 with the support and under the patronage of H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Türkiye. Since than, TAF has brought together 10 Prime Ministers, 98 Ministers, and more than 9,000 valuable participants in 12 Turkish-Arab Economic Forum (TAF) and 2 Turkish-Arab Capital Markets Forum (TAF-CM) editions. 


TAF has become the pioneer economic platform and diplomatic summit of MENA, with the official support of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Türkiye, Ministry of Treasury and Finance of Türkiye.


In 2010, TAF hosted the Turkish-Arab Ministers of Foreigns Affairs Meeting, and all Ministers announced their official supports with a commonly signed declaration. 


TAF is organized primarily in cooperation with The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK), as well as Independent Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (MÜSİAD), Turkish Contractors Association (TMB) in different years.   

TAF Honorary Awards


Each edition of TAF, honors distinguished names with a special award for their contribution for Turkish-Arab economic relations. With this on mind, here are some TAF Honorary Award owners whom we respectly owe for their efforts in the region:

  • Mr. Rahmi Koç, Koç Holding
  • Mr. Şarık Tara, ENKA
  • Mrs. Suzan Sabancı Dinçer, Chairman, AKBANK
  • Sheikh Abdallah Bahamdan, Chairman National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia
  • Mr. Emin Sazak, Chairman, Yüksel Construction
  • Mr. Mohamad Alshaya, Chairman, Alshaya Group
  • Sheikh Salah Kamel, Chairman, Dallah Albaraka Group
  • Mr. Sani Şener, Deputy Chairman, TAV Airports
  • Ufuk Uyan, General Manager, Kuveyt Türk Katılım Bankası 
  • Mr. Ahmet Çalık, Chairman, Çalık Holding
  • Mr. Mehmet Ali Aydınlar, Chairman, Acıbadem Health Group
  • Mr. Ibrahim Dabdoub, Group CEO, National Bank of Kuwait
  • Sheikh Khaled Ale Reza, Chairman, Saudi Cable
  • Mr. Mehmet Habbab, Chairman, Delta Petrol
  • Mr. Fahed Al Athel, Chairman, Saudi Investment Group
  • Mr. Mohamed Sharbati, Executive Chairman, Sharabati & Sabbagh Co.





TAF Sponsors


Since 2005, we organized 12 Turkish-Arab Economic Forum (TAF), and 2 Turkish-Arab Capital Markets Forum (TAF-CM). Each of them was another milestone to bond Turkish-Arab ties stronger. We made this possible and sustainable with our sponsors' support, which are leading MENA: 


National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia-NCB(Saudi National Bank), Türkiye Finans Katılım Bankası, Borsa İstanbul, T-Bank, BankMed, Qatar National Bank, QNB Finansbank, Türk Telekom, Bank Audi, National Bank of Kuwait – NBK, NBK Capital, Kuwait Finance House, Kuveyt Türk, CCC-Consolidated Contractors Company, TAV, İş Investment, Saudi Cable Company, Yüksel İnşaat, The Savola Group, Öger Telecom, Ata Invest, Arap Türk Bankası (A&T Bank), Sama Dubai, Tanmiyat, Etisalat, Shuaa Capital, Dubai Bank, Tefirom Group, ENKA, Albaraka Türk, Delta Petrol, PayFix, Ininal.