Thrace Businessmen Association paid a visit to Perpato Association for People with Kinetic Disabilities and Friends on 23rd August 2017 President of Perpato Alexandros Taksildaris and his collegues informed TBA about the activities of the association. TBA president Levent Sadık Ahmet congratulated Mr. Taksildaris about his great job and said that he was impressed about it.Mr. Sadık Ahmet reminded that businessmen have also social responsibilities and that all businessmen should support NGOs. In addition, he stated that he will bring to the agenda of DTIK`s Balkans Comitte the subject of Kinetically Disabled People`s “Balkan Meeting”.Hence, he talked about bringing to the agenda of TBA`s Adminstrative Board Meeting the issue of job opportunities for Kinetically Disabled People and will provide job to at least one Kinetically Disabled person in his company at cherry harvest time in 2018. TBA has donated a bathroom wheelchair, which is determined to be a liaison requirement with the Perpato Association and allows the kinetically disabled people to take their bathroom toilet needs. Vice President İsmail Mümin, Administrative Board member Rıdvan Molla İsa and Association Secretary Ali Ali Çavuş also have attended to the Perpato Association visit.

Thrace Businessmen Association organized a panel on "New World Order" at Arcadia Hotel in Komotini on Friday, January 13th.

Erol User participated as the speaker to the panel from Turkey. User ,who is also Deputy Chairman of the World Turkish Business Council (DTİK), assessed the economic situation of Greece in the context of world economy in his speech.


The opening speech of the panel was delivered by DTİK Representative in Greece and Vice-Chairman of the Balkans Committee Levent Sadık Ahmet. "Our aim is to do business throughout Greece and Western Thrace within the framework of friendship, love and respect," business man Sadik Ahmet said. "We may all be influenced by the economical crisis. Here,its not enough when one is good, everyone should be good. Our goal is to see everybody  in good economic level. We have  to spend our energy here in good activities like other associations. "he concluded.

In addition, Levent Sadik Ahmet declared that  the businesswomen who would like to join the newly founded Thrace Businessmen Association will have a 50% discount as a participation fee.


In the second part of his talk, Dr. Erol User talked about the elections in the USA. User continued: "Trump won the elections, although he delivered splitting rhetoric on masses. He won the election by taking the votes of the middle age class. Trump was a big success against Hillary Clinton. Clinton's statist and status quo political approach was the reason of  her elections lose. The US is a system state. No one can change this system. Individuals can only make certain moves and directions, as long as the system allows them. The most important event for Trump is the Middle East. The Middle East`s destiny is closely related with Turkey ties. The relations with Turkey will be stronger. The President  Recep Tayyip Erdogan will give importance to these  ties as he is the strongest leader in the region. Firstly ISIS will be cleared. For PYD cleansing, this will be possible until the beginning of summer, with the cooperation of Russia and the approval of the United States. "


After making some observations about Turkey, Mr. User added: "Turkey's major roles. Turkey should appear as a secular, modular, libertarian Muslim democracy. As for the solution proposals, regional problems must be resolved like the Middle East ones. The income inequality should be corrected. Developed states must come together to create a new order. As President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, "The world is bigger than five." We must interlock with each other. We are from Turkey, you are from Komotini. We must carry out European synergy and our fertility. You have to inform the Turkish Businessmen about the opportunities of your region. For example, it can be established a logistics center here. It is necessary to make investments for the industry and to provide employment. We should stop jealousy among us. I drank a Turkish coffee in Komotini today so I will remember it for forty years” he concluded.

After the meeting, Businessman  Levent Sadik Ahmet and Turkey's Consul General in Komotini Dr. Ali Riza Akinci Erol presented a plaque to Mr. User.

At the end of the meeting, the panelists answered the participants' questions.

Thrace Businessmen Association (TİAD), carried out its first official visit to Bursa after the invitation of Western Thracian Businessmen Association in Bursa (BATISİAD). During the two-day visit on 6 and 7 December 2018, the BATISİAD Association was visited on the first day of the visit and the President of BATISİAD Ahmet Er,  hosted the President of TİAD Levent Sadık Ahmet and Administrative Board members accompanying him. On the same day, our Association visited BALKANTÜRKSİAD Association in Bursa and was hosted by Administrative Board Vice President Süleyman İnan and BALKANTÜRKSİAD Members. After this meeting, TİAD attended the dinner given by BATISİAD to its honor.

On the second day of the visit, Osmangazi Mayor Mustafa Dündar accepted the TİAD President Levent Sadık Ahmet and the members accompanying him in his office and talked about the works and projects of the Osmangazi Municipality. Afterwards, Panaroma Fatah Museum 1326 was visited, which was constructed by Osmangazi Municipality, and Mayor Mustafa Dündar personally showed the museum and informed the participants about it.

TİAD also visited BTTDD (Western Thrace Turks Solidarity Association) Bursa branch on Friday, 7th December and was informed from President Ali Eminlatif about the activities of the association.

Finally, the TİAD delegation participated in the BATISİAD Balkans Economic Cooperation meeting which was held at the Bursa`s Mercure Hotel. To this meeting participated in the President of the Parliamentary Human Rights Investigation Commission(TBMM) and AK Party Bursa deputy West Thracian Hakan Çavuşoğlu, Bursa AK Party deputies Emine Yavuz Gözgeç, Refik Özen and Osman Mesten, Bursa Mayor Alinur Aktaş, Osmangazi Mayor Mustafa Dündar, Past Term Bursa Deputy Leader Matlı, BTSO Administrative Board Member Aytuğ Onur and BEBKA Secretary General İsmail Gerim, as well as managers and businessmen of Balkan-based associations operating in Bursa province. Mr. Levent Sadık Ahmet, who spoke at this meeting, gave the following statements in his speech: "We made different contacts in Bursa for two days. We had very emotional moments. It was very productive for us. TİAD was an institution to be established and completed a shortage in Thrace. Many of us are active in politics, business and many other important places. We need to know each other better. Our business is commercial diplomacy. We set off the way by not discriminating religion, language and race. Our door is open to everyone who has good intentions. We are there for you, you can trust us. We are one of the few doors to Europe. We have been waiting for centuries on the motherland. This is not a very easy struggle. No one can change this from tomorrow to today. Let's make more trade and more cooperation. "

The other participants also delivered a speech at the meeting. At the end of the evening, our President Levent Sadık Ahmet presented a plaque  to the President of the Parliamentary Human Rights Investigation Committee and AK Party Bursa Deputy Western Thracian Hakan Çavuşoğlu.

Our Board Members met with the President of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Mr. Hristodoulos Topsidis, and Turkey's Komotini Consul General Mr.Aykut Önal  in their offices and wished them success in his duties on Tuesday, February 6, 2024.