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Facebook’s training and event center Facebook Station opens in Istanbul



Facebook today at 42 Maslak;  The U.S. ambassador, the U.S. Consul General, TOBB Chairman, Habitat Chairman, academicians and company executives accompanied by the opening of the first Facebook Station in Turkey. Stating that they are focused on 4 main issues with the opening, Çağatay Pekyörr said that with Facebook Station, he wants to open Up SMEs to the world, to create solutions to the unemployment problem in the country, to strengthen NGOs and to promote freedom of expression. Announced.

Facebook Station is planned to organize digital skills development trainings to open Up SMEs to the world. In the same way, trainings will be organized to increase the digital capacity of individuals in order to solve the problem of unemployment in our country. Facebook Station, which will host events to strengthen meaningful communities and NGOs, also aims to play an important role in promoting freedom of expression.

The event was attended by key facebook staff members. Ari Monkoglu, Ebele Okobi, Arlene Wains, Derya Matras, Fares Akkad, Weera Saad, Nathan Naidooo, Sherry Dzia, Adam Bargoff, Ramez Shea, Aslihan Ulutas, Ece Başay and Pinar Hoshafci were among the prominent names.

Facebook Turkey Country Director Derya Matras, in his speech by sharing the success stories of SMEs in Turkey, facebook station said they want to create more success stories.

4500 SMEs will be trained as part of the Turkey Project Across Borders at Facebook Station, The She Means Business project will be continued and 20,000 people will be supported by Facebook and Stand Out trainings. In addition, developer circles events will bring software developers for training and networking. Facebook Station, which also plans to support artistic activities, will also organise digital journalism trainings. 



Facebook aims to reach 35,000 people within 1 year with Facebook Station within the framework of all these activities, supports and trainings.

Facebook Station, which has been launched with the support of TOBB and Habitat, will continue to support users in 8 new cities hosted by TOBB, even though it has opened its first headquarters in Istanbul. Ankara, Antalya, Izmir, Denizli, Mersin, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep and Kayseri will be organized in the cities of SMEs, initiatives and students in Turkey will be supported.

Facebook Middle East, Africa and Turkey Region President Ari Monkoglu opened in Istanbul, Facebook Station 7. attempted initiative. Noting that Facebook Station is not in many cities, Monkoglu said that Facebook does not care about Turkey.

Ebele Okobi, Director of Public Policy for Facebook Africa, Middle East and Turkey, said Turkey ranks in the top 10 in facebook usage in the global market. Stating that Turkey is a country that attaches importance to SME support, Okobi reiterated that they aim to cross the border with the Facebook Station they have been working on since November 2018. In this context, facebook station will be a 4-week sMEs special trainings will be organized.

U.S. Consul General Daria Darnell, TOBB President Rifat Hisarciklioglu, TOBB Sectors and Entrepreneurship Department Chairman Ozan Acar, TOBB Young Entrepreneurs Board Chairman Ali Sabanci, Habitat Association Chairman Sezai Ready also gave speeches.

U.S. Consul General Daria Darnell thanked Habitat and TOBB for their support, while TOBB President Hisarciklioglu said they aimed to develop a new generation of entrepreneurship. Sabanci, chairman of the TOBB Young Entrepreneurs Board, said that we will innovate preferably or by necessity, describing Facebook Station as a platform for the upbringing of intellectual people. Habitat Association Chairman Sezai Ready thanked Çağatay Pekyörr and Derya Matras for bringing the talks they were spoken at at their meeting in London 6 months ago.



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