10 reasons to invest in Turkey

1. The economic achievements of Turkey
2. Population
3. Skilled and competitive labor force
4. liberal climate of investment and reform
5. Infrastructure Turkey
6. Central Location
7. Energy corridor and terminal of Europe
8. Low taxes and other incentives
9. Customs Union with the EU since 1996
10. large domestic market

1. The economic achievements

The booming economy of the Republic of Turkey, GDP has tripled and reached 820 million dollars in 2013, while it was $ 231 million in 2002 (this data is provided by Turkish Statistical Institute- TurkStat)
stable economic growth in Turkey, which is confirmed by the average annual GDP growth of 5.1% over the past 10 years.
Promising economy with a bright future, Turkey should become the fastest growing economy among OECD countries in 2012-2017 years. In the annual average GDP growth is 5.2%.
Turkey has the 17th largest economy in the world and the sixth largest economy compared with the EU in 2013.
Institutional economics has driven the last 10 years, foreign direct investment has reached more than 135 billion dollars to the Central Bank of Turkey.
the development of dynamic private sector and the volume of exports to 152 million dollars in the period from 2004 to 2013 increased by 245% (TurkStat)


The population of 77.7 million people in 2014. The largest number of the young population compared with the EU average (Eurostat) of the population under age of 30.4 years (2013, TurkStat)
Young, dynamic, well-educated population, which is composed of different cultures

3. skilled labor and COMPETENTIVE

More than 28.3 million young professionals, educated and motivated

Increase in labor productivity

Around 610,000 students graduate each year from 183 universities

More than 700,000 high school graduates, about half of which - graduates of vocational and technical high schools

4. liberal and reformist investment climate

In second place among the OECD countries in the number of reforms relating to the elimination of restrictions on foreign direct investment in 1997.

favorable conditions for business, for example, to open a business takes an average of six days, compared with more than 11 days in the OECD countries (World Bank report on the conduct of affairs, 2014)

highly competitive environment for investment

The high level of production and services

Equal treatment for all investors

Around 37,000 companies with international capital

International arbitration

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The new technology infrastructure, highly developed transport, telecommunications and energy

A system well-developed, low-cost shipping

The possibility of rail transport in Central and Eastern Europe

Well-organized routes and direct delivery mechanism of transport for most EU countries


This bridge from east to west and from south to north, which provides direct access to the country economic and major markets
Easy access to 1.5 billion consumers in Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East and North Africa
Output to multiple markets with a GDP of $ 25 trillion US dollars


An important energy terminal and corridor in Europe connecting the East and West.
Since Turkey is in close proximity to over 70% of primary energy resources in the world, while the consumption of primary energy, Europe, lies to the west of the country, it is the focal point of transit of energy resources region.

8. Low taxes and other incentives

Income tax was reduced from 33-20%
Tax breaks and incentives in the areas of technological development, industrial zones and free zones may include full or partial exemption from corporate tax, a grant to the employer's share of social security and land acquisition.
Support strategic investments

9. customs union with the EU since 1996

Customs Union with the EU since 1996 and the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with 20 countries.
Preparation of additional free trade agreements
Accession negotiations with the EU


39.9 million subscribers to broadband Internet in 2014, up from 0.1 million in 2002
71.9 million mobile subscribers in 2014, up from 23 million in 2002
57 million credit card users in 2014, up from 16 million in 2002
166.5 million airline passengers in 2014, compared to 33 million in 2002
35.9 million international tourist arrivals in 2014, up from 13 million in 2002