Van Aucker Group has inked a one-year contract to provide lobbying and government relations services to Turkey.

Serving as a subcontractor for LB International Solutions, Van Aucker is pushing for legislation to further the interests of Turkey, as well as promoting a positive image of Turks and the US-Turkey relationship.

Van Aucker also is charged with preserving and enlarging the Congressional Caucus on Turkey and Turkish Americans, which has 105 members.

The firm will receive a $120K fee for its effort.

Robert Lewis, founder/CEO of Van Aucker, served as VP-financial services at the American Council of Life Insurers and VP-legislative & political affairs at the Financial Services Institute prior to setting up his shop.