A BRIEFING BY TURKISH STATE RAILWAYS
Berdimuhammedov was later briefed on the port by Turkish State Railways (TCDD) Assistant General Manager Veysi Kurt. The briefing took place at the Port Operations Directorate and was also attended by Economy Minister Zafer Çağlayan and Çalık Holding Executive Board Chairman Ahmet Çalık.
After the briefing, the Turkmenistan President and his accompanying committee were given a tour of Izmir's Alsancak Port which started off at the cruiser port, where there were two ships docked. The tour continued with a drive through the container port, where Berdimuhammedov and his committee took photographs and video footage.
A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY TURKEY'S SURFERS
After completing his inspections, the Turkmen leader met with President Abdullah Gül at the Sheraton Çeşme where the two boarded the same official vehicle to move on to Alaçatı. While visiting the popular windsurfing destination, national surfer Bora Kozanoğlu performed a very special presentation in honor of Berdimuhammedov's visit. The performance consisted of Kozanoğlu and a number of other surfers who did a show involving windsurfs which had both the Turkish and Turkmenistan flags. Gül and Berdimuhammedov spoke from time to time with an interpreter as they watched the performance. After the show, Kozanoğlu joined Gül and Berdimuhamedov where they continued their conversation and the Turkmenistan President presented Kozanoğlu with a gift. After the show, the two presidents then paid a visit to the Çeşme Marina where the Turkmen leader received information on yachts.
Berdimuhammedov meets with Turkish investorsTurkmenistan President Berdimuhammedov also met with Minister of Economy Zafer Çağlayan at the Crowne Plaza Hotel where he was joined by a series of investors. The visiting president was greeted in front of the hotel with a Zeybek folk performance by the Hancı Folk Dance troupe. After lunch, Berdimuhammedov met with a number of businessmen, who shared their proposals for potential investments in his country.