800th Anniversary of Magna Carta celebrated by British Chamber of Commerce in Turkey
ISTANBULA summer garden party was organized by the British Chamber of Commerce in Turkey (BCCT) to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta at Runnymede, England, in 1215, with the attendance of leading diplomatic and business community members.
This year’s event also celebrated the 89th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. British trade representatives have called for Turkish businesspeople to build closer ties.
The special gathering was hosted in the gardens of the Pera House by British Consul General of Istanbul and Director General for UK Trade and Investment in Turkey, Central Asia and South Caucasus, Leigh Turner CMG.
The guest of honor was Sir Charles Montgomery KBE ADC, director general of the UK Border Force.
The event was attended by many distinguished guests including British Ambassador to Turkey Richard Moore and numerous Istanbul-based consuls-general.
“There are real business opportunities in Turkey. We - the BCCT and UKTI - are here to help. We are here to give you good advice. Come and talk to us,” said Turner said.
One of the most significant political documents in the history of humanity, the Magna Carta had a significant influence in the drafting of the U.S. Constitution, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights.