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Israel Turkey Business Council & Chamber of Commerce and Industry



 The Israel Turkey Business Council provides support and assistance to the business communities in Israel and Turkey with the aim of facilitating and accelerating bilateral trade and investments between the two countries.

The Israel-Turkey Business Council (ITBC) is an independent none-profit organization that complements officially mandated institutional frameworks. It provides practical advice and information and organizes different activities to promote bilateral trade and investment between Israel and Turkey.


  • Provides advice to Israeli companies that want to do business in Turkey.

  • Assists Israeli companies to establish contacts in Turkey.

  • Provides business information about Turkey.

  • Organizing Israeli Booth in professional trade shows in Turkey.

  • Organizing seminars, symposiums and conferences.

  • Organization of Trade Missions to Turkey.

  • Hosting of trade missions from Turkey.

  • Publicizing Trade Leads of Turkish and Israeli companies that look for contacts in the other country.

Gad Shoshan

Chairman of board, Israel-Turkey Business Council

Ms. Management, MA Cognitive Psychology

Director, International sales and marketing, Ormat


Born in Jerusalem, Israel. Graduated  Boyar high school. Sciences as major; AA in Photography; BA (87) and MA (89) in Cognitive Phycology (Bar Ilan and Tel Aviv); MsM (93) from BU branch in EEC, Brussels; Directors and Officers certificate from TA university (March 18);

10 years of army at the technological unit. 12 years with Scitex including 7 years as expat in Brussels, holding various positions in R&D and marketing; 10 years in Israel high-tech companies at various VP and MD positions; In Ormat since 2006 handling developing opportunities and territories as director of International Sales and Marketing, with high achievement record.

Turkey – since March 1990 involved in various markets in Turkey, first as a system integrator in digital pre-press of Scitex, working with the leading newspapers and publishers in Turkey. In Ormat, holding a leading role in developing and marching the Turkish developer market of geothermal power plant sector to reach a leading position worldwide. Since 2007 followed closely the market and signed contracts of 43 geothermal power plants. closely involved in the business, energy and economic circles of Turkey.

Oyku Menashe

Administrative Director and office manager, Israel-Turkey Business Council

Born in Istanbul, Turkey. Flight Operation Specialist  ( Dispatch ) Certificate from  Directorate General Of Civil Aviation. 20 accumulated years in the aviation industry, 16 of those years as a flight operation specialist, 4 years as a training assistant.  After immigrating to Israel;  worked for  5 years as the assistant to diplomats and secretary for the Consulate section at the Turkish Embassy in Israel. Presently;   Administrative Director and office manager as of 2021 at Israel Turkey Business Council.


Contact Name: Oyku Menashe

Telephone: +972.54.5786126​


Office Address: 26 Namal Yaffo St. Yaffo


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