TDV (the abbreviation of the original title in turkish of “Türk Dışticaret Vakfı” -Foreign Trade Foundation-) has been established in the year of 1995 in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. The founders were Mr. Ertuğrul Önen who is still the President of TDV and turkish businessmen and entrepreneurs in Europe, basicly in Germany.

In the very beginning the TDV started with the organisations of “The Conventions of World Turkish Businessmen”. Between the years 1996-2006 TDV organised “The Conventions” regularly in every second year and six times in total. 10.000 businessmen participated in these six conventions from 65 countries from all over the world. In 2007 TDV has transferred “The Organisation of Conventions” to The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) with the whole know-how and all the database.

Afterwards TDV has focused on the education programmes which have been already made since 1999 by TDV.
TDV has also published a professional periodical called “Made in Turkey” in the beginning of 2000’s which is now in the form of a “On-line Journal” with the same name: Made in Turkey (www.madeinturkeydergisi.com).