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Turkey’s Economy

Turkey’s Economy Survives and Thrives, Even in the Face of a Perfect Storm


Aerial view of Ankara at night.

Despite strife in neighbouring countries, domestic political turmoil, and an uncertain global recovery, Turkey’s economy remains resolute. May 02, 2016

Finance | Europe | Turkey


Muslim culture

Muslim media and entertainment go international


Sami Yusuf Photo by zakazmi

From the Persian Gulf to Los Angeles, Islamic music, news and comic books are taking their place on the international stage Apr 30, 2016

Tourism & Culture | Europe | Turkey


Banking and Capital Markets

Key players in the economic recovery


One positive result of the crisis was the emergence of the G20 as the world’s preeminent forum for economic and financial cooperation.

One result of the global crisis that began in 2008 has been the emergence of the G20 as the leading forum for economic and financial cooperation. However,... Apr 29, 2016

Finance | Europe | Turkey


Show me the money

Meeting the world's infrastructure requires huge investments




Around the world, fulfilling basic human needs such as access to water, sanitation or electricity means having the infrastructure required to do so. The... Apr 22, 2016

Infrastructure | Europe | Turkey


Lower oil prices

Lower oil prices lead to greater cooperation on energy




The G20 nations have enjoyed the benefits arising from oil price volatility, but it’s clear that international partnerships remain a vital aspect... Apr 20, 2016

Energy | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East | Turkey | Israel | Pakistan


Islamic finance

Islamic finance takes flight


Born in Egypt and Malaysia in the 1970s, Islamic finance has demonstrated that applying ethical principles to financial markets can provide a safeguard from the kinds of abuses that led to the current crisis.

Ethical investing proves its worth and broadens its appeal. Apr 17, 2016

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Africa | Europe | Turkey | Egypt | Malaysia


Sustainability

Environment and climate change at the top of the G20 agenda


Scientists and environmentalists say a global agreement will be critical to prevent a 2C degree rise in temperature by the end of this century.

This year’s meeting of the leaders of the G20 nations in Antalya, Turkey takes place amid a renewed urgency that their discussions be as much about... Apr 16, 2016

Sustainability | Europe | Turkey


Growth beyond the 20

Three I’s to guide Turkey: Inclusiveness, Implementation and Investment




Turkey has declared that 2015 will be the year of “inclusive and robust growth through collective action.” To achieve its aims, Turkey has... Apr 08, 2016

Finance | Europe | Turkey


Turkey Tourism

Turkey aims to welcome 60 million arrivals a year


Murat Ersoy, President, Atlasglobal

Already the sixth-largest tourist destination in the world, Turkey is “a role model and a powerhouse in tourism,” says UNWTO Secretary General... Feb 04, 2016

Tourism & Culture | Europe | Turkey


Turkey Finance Sector

Resilient finance sector rides out stormy year


Ümit Leblebici, CEO, TEB

Regulatory improvements and the establishment of the Istanbul Financial Center have put Turkey on track to becoming a global financial hub Jan 20, 2016

Finance | Europe | Turkey


Mega Projects

Turkey becomes world leader in energy and infrastructure mega projects


Besim Şişman, CEO of Turkish Petroleum

According to the OECD, by 2030 the global infrastructure gap is expected to total a staggering $70 trillion. This is a gap more closely resembling a gape,... Jan 24, 2016

Energy | Infrastructure | Europe | Turkey


G20 summit

SMEs and entrepreneurship take center stage at G20




Turkey has placed special emphasis on supporting entrepreneurs and SMEs for sustainable economic growth during its G20 presidency Jan 20, 2016

Industry & Trade | Europe | Turkey


Diverse mix puts Turkey among the world’s top destinations

Ibrahim Kaygisiz
Chairman of Sura Hotels

Turkey’s visitor numbers may be down on last year, but Chairman of Turkey’s... Nov 25, 2015


World’s biggest airport under construction in Istanbul

Nihat Özdemir
Board Member of Istanbul Grand Airport (IGA) Corp – Istanbul New Airport

As one of the trumpeted mega projects under construction in Turkey, Istanbul New Airport... Nov 19, 2015


High-level female empowerment platform inspires confidence, change, and social innovation

Farah Mohamed
Founder and President of G(irls)20

Launched in 2009 and held annually in the G20 host country, the G(irls)20 Summit was held... Nov 14, 2015


“We can turn the digital revolution into an opportunity”

Bülent Gürcan
General Manager of TeknoSA

From a nationwide store presence and wide product range to adding value to customer service... Nov 12, 2015


R&D and partnerships take Turkish candy to new markets

Burhan Başar
General Manager of Kervan Gıda

Already among the top 10 soft candy producers in the world, Kervan Gıda is targeting a... Oct 31, 2015


“We are setting global trends in terms of fabric”

Dr Sedef Uncu Aki
Assistant General Manager of Bossa

One of Turkey’s largest integrated textile corporations, Bossa creates high quality... Oct 28, 2015


Flexible, tailored textile services deliver fabrics of the future

Sedat Sükrü Ünlütürk
Chairman of Sun Holding and Vice President of TUSİAD

Creating composites of the future and showing foreign partners the benefits Turkey has to... Oct 21, 2015


Turkey’s pioneering state-owned participation bank to ‘grow through sharing’

Osman Arslan
CEO of Ziraat Katılım

Ziraat Katılım became Turkey’s first state-owned participation bank when it opened... Oct 20, 2015


BP highlights potential results of vision, commitment and collaboration

Bud Fackrell
President of BP Turkey

Bud Fackrell, President of BP Turkey, provides unique insight into the oil giant’s... Oct 17, 2015


R&D and partnerships add innovation to sustainable furniture design

Doruk Malhan
Board Member of Koleksiyon

Turkish design and quality-oriented and furniture manufacturer Koleksiyon is a step ahead... Oct 14, 2015


Room for expansion in luxury all-inclusive tourism in Turkey

Ali Şafak Öztürk
Vice President of Regnum Carya Hotels

Ali Şafak Öztürk, Vice President of Regnum Carya Hotels, explains the flourishing... Oct 08, 2015


Driving the Turkish economy forward

Hakan Göral
CEO of INCI HOLDING

Globus Vision sits down with Hakan Göral, CEO of INCI HOLDING, where they discuss G20,... Oct 05, 2015


Global ambitions reflect confidence in Turkey’s future

Mr. Murat Ersoy
Chairman of Turkish Tourism Investors Association & President of Atlasglobal

Now the sixth most visited country on earth, Turkey has grappled with some challenges this... Sep 28, 2015


8,000 years of heritage backed by the latest technology

Bahadir Kayan
Chairman of Turkish Ceramics

Turkish ceramics companies are among the most competitive in Europe in their sector. ... Sep 24, 2015


Turkey ‘well prepared’ to weather financial storm

Deputy Governor Central Bank of Turkey

With the USA expected to finally normalize interest rates later this year, Prof. Turalay... Sep 17, 2015


Aras Kargo pioneers change in Turkey’s transportation sector

Evrim Aras
Chairwoman of Aras Kargo

Often credited as an inspirational role model for women in the male-dominated transportation... Sep 17, 2015


Top-ranking Gedik spearheads change in Turkey’s financial markets

Murat Tanrıöver
Executive Vice President of Gedik Investment

As a one-stop shop for any investor interested in the Turkish markets, Gedik Investment... Sep 10, 2015


Investment and innovation incentives spark breakthrough technologies

Cenk Alper
Chief Executive Officer of Kordsa Global

Kordsa Global is a true Turkish industrial success story, operating nine businesses in seven... Sep 08, 2015


Turkey’s tourism potential remains strong despite tough times

Timur Bayindir
President of the Touristic Hotels and Investors Association (Turob)

Turkey is the sixth most popular tourism destination in the world, but this year the industry... Sep 07, 2015


Competitive cost, design and uniqueness gain an edge in US and European bus markets

Dinçer Çelik
CEO of Temsa Global

Turkey’s bus manufacturer Temsa Global is taking its unique product range into new... Sep 03, 2015


Zorlu Enerji spearheads geothermal development, now targets solar

Ibrahim Sinan Ak
General Manager of Zorlu Enerji

Since taking over as general manager more than three years ago, Ibrahim Sinan Ak has steered... Sep 02, 2015



LOCATION:   

Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia update paises set descripcion = that portion of Turkey west of the Bosporus is geographically part of Europe; bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Georgia, and bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece and Syria

 

AREA:   

total: 783,562 sq km

country comparison to the world: 37

land: 769,632 sq km

water: 13,930 sq km

 

AREA - comparative:   

slightly larger than Texas

 

COASTLINE:   

7,200 km

 

CLIMATE:   

temperate; hot, dry summers with mild, wet winters; harsher in interior

 

NATURAL RESOURCES:   

coal, iron ore, copper, chromium, antimony, mercury, gold, barite, borate, celestite update paises set descripcion = strontium; emery, feldspar, limestone, magnesite, marble, perlite, pumice, pyrites update paises set descripcion = sulfur; clay, arable land, hydropower

 

NATIONALITY:   

noun: Turkupdate paises set descripcion = s)

adjective: Turkish

 

RELIGIONS:   

Muslim 99.8% update paises set descripcion = mostly Sunni; other 0.2% update paises set descripcion = mostly Christians and Jews)

 

LANGUAGES:   

Turkish update paises set descripcion = official; Kurdish, other minority languages

 

POPULATION:   

78,785,548 update paises set descripcion = July 2011 est.)

country comparison to the world: 17 

 

COUNTRY NAME:   

conventional long form: Republic of Turkey

conventional short form: Turkey

local long form: Turkiye Cumhuriyeti

local short form: Turkiye

 

GOVERNMENT TYPE:   

republican parliamentary democracy

 

CAPITAL:   

name: Ankara

geographic coordinates: 39 56 N, 32 52 E

time difference: UTC+2 update paises set descripcion = 7 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Monday in March; ends last Sunday in October

 

AGRICULTURE - products:   

tobacco, cotton, grain, olives, sugar beets, hazelnuts, pulse, citrus; livestock

 

INDUSTRIES:   

textiles, food processing, autos, electronics, mining update paises set descripcion = coal, chromate, copper, boron; steel, petroleum, construction, lumber, paper

 

EXPORTS:   

$121 billion update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)

country comparison to the world: 33

$109.6 billion update paises set descripcion = 2009 est.)

 

IMPORTS:   

$177.3 billion update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)

country comparison to the world: 23

$134.5 billion update paises set descripcion = 2009 est.)



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