NEW DELHI — The Indian National Congress (INC) has opened an Indian Overseas Congress (IOC) office in Turkey under the leadership of Congress party advisor Sam Pitroda.
According to a statement released by the party, the INC’s Indian Overseas Congress (IOC) plans to develop better bilateral relationship with Turkey in the field of politics, culture, trade, tourism, education and health.
IOC’s Istanbul-based office will be headed by Mohammad Yusuf Khan and plans to help build IOC organization & institution in Turkey, the statement said.
The INC led India’s independence movement against British rule and subsequently ruled the country of 1.3 billion population for more than half of its independent history.
“In this capacity you [Khan] will identify and work with qualified, capable, committed and concerned people to lead our various initiatives,” the statement added.
Mohammad Yusuf Khan in response to the responsibility given to him said his priority would be to polish bilateral relations between India and Turkey with emphasis on politics, culture, trade, tourism, education and health.