[Istanbul, Turkey, June 21, 2014]: Guo Ping, Rotating and Acting CEO of Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, met President of the Republic of Turkey Abdullah Gul in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey. The two had a friendly discussion concerning Huawei's plans for development in Turkey over the next few years.
Huawei has been doing business in Turkey for 12 years since it registered its subsidiary in the capital city of Ankara in 2002. In 2008, Huawei registered a branch in Istanbul, a business center in Turkey. With over 850 employees, Huawei Turkey has grown into a well-known high-tech company providing communications equipment and solutions in Turkey. With its leading innovative products, Huawei provides services to the most well-known telecom carriers in Turkey, including Turk Telekom, Turkcell, Vodafone, and Avea. Huawei continues to play a critical role in the build-out of modern communications networks in Turkey. Huawei's products and solutions are now serving tens of millions of people in the country.
Huawei's Rotating and Acting CEO Guo Ping said: "We appreciate the support President Abdullah and the Turkish government have extended to Huawei during our business development in Turkey over the past decade. Turkey is one of the most influential countries in the Eurasian region. We attach great importance to the market and geographical advantages of Turkey. This can be demonstrated by our decision to locate our headquarters for the Central Asia & Caucasia Region in this country, further localizing our operations in Turkey. Huawei will actively participate in Turkey's 'Vision 2023' strategy, help facilitate the execution of Turkey's ICT strategy, and improve the communications experience for Turkish people with our world-leading products and solutions."
"Huawei takes an important role in the information and communication sector in Turkey and the whole world." stated by President Abdullah Gul and added "I am pleased not only to see Huawei’s success and contribution but also emblematical projects what Huawei achieved in different areas in Turkey."
ICT technologies have become an important engine that drives development across all industries. Huawei is committed to developing the ICT industry in the countries in which it operates, thereby supporting economic, social, and environmental sustainability. Huawei will continue to invest in local activities, training centers, and cooperate with local universities in cultivating ICT professionals in Turkey. Huawei also actively explores new ways to share its professional ICT knowledge with local communities.