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Beko plc & Koc alongside Greg Hands

Today ministers including Greg Hands (Minister of State for International Trade), Judith Slater HMCG (British Consul-General to Istanbul) and His Excellency Abdurrahman Bilgic (Turkish Ambassador) joined senior members of the Arçelik Group and parent company Koç Holding, to announce the official opening of Beko Plc’s first R&D Centre in Cambridge.

The event was celebrated at King’s College Cambridge where Rahmi. M. Koç, CBE, Honorary Chairman of Koç Holding, unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark the occasion. Influential members of Parliament spoke directly with the Koç family, a Fortune 500 company and Turkey's largest industrial conglomerate, hearing more about why the UK continues to feature prominently in their development plans.

Turkey and the UK trade volume has reached over $15B in the last year and the UK is currently Turkey’s second largest export market. Turkey and the UK enjoy strong economic ties and with efforts to increase bilateral...

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