BP marks centennial of presence in Turkey

BP marks centennial of presence in Turkey

ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
BP marks centennial of presence in Turkey

BP celebrates 100th anniversary of the inception of its operations in Turkey.

One hundred years in Turkey is a good start for BP, said the BP Turkey fuel manager at a ceremony in Istanbul to mark the company’s century-long presence in the country. “We want to remain in Turkey for at least another 100 years,” he said.

“Turkey is a strategic country for BP,” Richard Harding said, adding that Turkey is one of the top five global countries for the company. “We are stepping into a new period in which we will continue supporting the Turkish economy and the energy sector with determination.”

Members of Turkish Olympic and Paralympic team were also present at the event. BP supported 13 team members at the two events.

“Along with investments and creating jobs, we also lent support to Turkish sports,” Harding said.

BP prepared a large-scale book for the anniversary that linked the last 100 years of culture, arts, politics and leisure in Turkey with its own history there.

BP Turkey is active in the fields of fuel, LPG, mineral oil and aviation, along with operating crude and natural gas pipelines.

It is the largest shareholder in the Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan Pipeline, which carries Azeri crude to Turkey.