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About Turkey

OUR PLACE IN THE WORLD

As a founding member of leading international organizations such as the United Nations, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation, and as an early member of the NATO and the Council of Europe; Turkey has a deeply rooted, established standing in the international community as an EU candidate country in a highly geostrategic position.

As NATO’s second-largest military force, Turkey plays a crucial role in defending NATO’s eastern flank by protecting the Bosphorus Strait between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean. It is one of the most significant contributors to NATO missions and antiterrorism operations, while also hosting the alliance’s headquarters for land forces. Turkey attaches the utmost importance to NATO’s role in maintaining security and stability in the Euro-Atlantic area and upholding common values of the alliance.

Thanks to its geographical position, that even contains the geometric center point of all land surfaces on Earth, Turkey offers fast and convenient transport to more than 150 destinations around the world within a flight time of three hours.

 

 

AN ICONIC DESTINATION

Turkey is home to some of the world’s iconic locations and attracts millions of visitors each year. Tourism is a vital part of Turkey’s economy, with revenues hitting a record-high of $34.5bn in 2019, prepandemic. As well as claiming 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Istanbul - Turkey’s largest city - is recognized the world over as a melting pot of east meets west culture and historical importance. Full of unique beauty, and unparalleled destinations, visiting Turkey is an unforgettable experience.

Visit Go Turkey for more information and plan your trip.

A SAFE PLACE FOR TOURISM

Putting in place rigorous health and safety measures that protect both visitors and workers has been the number one priority for Turkey’s tourism and hospitality sectors. New initiatives include a certification programme for hotels and restaurants that meet strict Covid-19 hygiene and safety protocols and a tourism worker vaccination system.

To find out more about Turkey is safely welcoming visitors click here.

THE PLACE TO INVEST

Every day, companies around the world choose Turkey as a place to expand their business, manufacture their products, enter new markets and build valuable and lasting business partnerships. Thanks to its strategic location straddling Europe and Asia along with its highly-skilled and advanced workforce, Turkey offers investors a business-friendly environment ideal for both startups and established global corporations.

Turkey offers many opportunities and investment incentives to foreign investors. It is one of the fastestgrowing economies globally, with an average GDP growth rate of 5.5% thanks to its sizeable domestic market. Turkey allows access to 1 billion consumers in regional markets with FTAs and the EU Customs Union membership.

For more information on choosing Turkey for your business, visit Invest in Turkey.

10 REASONS TO INVEST IN TURKEY

Robust Economy
Domestic Market and EU
Strategic Location
Favorable Demographics
Skilled Workforce with Cost Advantage
Continuous Reform Process
Business Friendly
Lucrative Incentives
Benign R&D Ecosystem
Opportunities

THE GROWING TR-U.S. TRADE RELATIONSHIP

For decades Turkish and US companies have chosen to invest in each other’s countries - creating jobs, supporting local economies and developing industries. Companies such as Ford, Microsoft, Coca-Cola and Amazon have significant investments in Turkey, supporting 1000s of jobs. Likewise, major Turkish companies such as Borusan, KordSA and Koc Holding are active in multiple US states. At TAIK, our mission is focused on harnessing those existing relationships and forging new ones that create investment opportunities for both Turkish and US companies.

To get more information about business between Turkey and the US:
https://tr.usembassy.gov/business
https://www.invest.gov.tr/en/sectors

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

To get more info about Covid-19 and restrictions in Turkey, please visit:
https://tr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-2

U.S. EMBASSY AND CONSULATES IN TURKEY

U.S. Embassy in Ankara
110 Atatürk Blvd.
Kavaklıdere, 06100 Ankara - Turkey
Phone: (+90-312) 455-5555
Fax: (+90-312) 467-0019

U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul
İstinye Mahallesi, Üç Şehitler Sokak No.2
İstinye 34460 - İstanbul / Turkey
Phone: (+90-212) 335-9000

U.S. Consulate in Adana
Girne Bulvarı No: 212 Güzelevler Mah.
Yüreğir, Adana - Turkey
Phone: (+90-322) 455-4100
Fax: (+90-322) 455-4141