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Country Profile – Turkey

Country Profile – Turkey

Turkey's strategic location enables easy reach to Europe, MENA, FSU, Turkic and GCC countries providing a unique advantage for companies in financial, service, hospitality, logistics and manufacturing sectors.

The country’s demographic profile is young, with a median age of years. Istanbul as the heart of the country is the densest city in Turkey and the fifth most crowded city in the world.

Turkey’s economy was the 17th largest economy the world in 2013. The average growth is expected to remain stable at 􂀀 per cent over the period of 2015-2019.

Vision 2023 aims to transform Turkey’s creativity potential into high value-added products and services through creating an innovation culture.

Exchange rate uncertainty, foreign exchange exposures and regional geopolitical tensions have influenced the pace of recovery of investment of the country.

About this report

A country profile is an instant guide to the political, economic, demographic, industrial, and business environment of a market. The report provides a range of quantitative and qualitative information on a variety of national aspects including geography, economy, education, demography, labor, political climate, infrastructure, industry, tax, trade, investment and ease of doing business. It also provides a PESTLE analysis of a country's business climate. The country profile can be an effective tool for businesses in their marketing, strategy and planning exercises when studying the future prospects of an economy.


  • Executive Summary
  • General Overview
    • Turkey - General Overview
    • Turkey - General Overview - Geography
    • Turkey - General Overview - Climate
  • Demographic Trends
    • Turkey - Demographic Trends - Population and its Structure
    • Turkey - Demographic Trends - Select Indicators
      • Table Demographic Trends- Select Indicators, Turkey, 2010-2015
    • Turkey - Demographic Trends - Working Population
    • Turkey - Demographic Trends - Labour Market
    • Turkey - Demographic Trends - Workforce Regulations
  • Political Overview
    • Turkey - Political Overview - Domestic Scene
    • Turkey - Political Overview - International Scene
  • Economic Scenario
    • Turkey - Economic Scenario - The Constituents of the Economy
    • Turkey - Economic Scenario - Select Indicators
      • Table Economic Scenario, Turkey, 2014-2020
    • Turkey - Economic Scenario - Money and Banking
    • Turkey - Economic Scenario - Financial Support for Industry
  • PESTLE Analysis
    • Turkey - PESTLE Analysis - An Overview
    • Turkey - PESTLE Analysis - Key Factors
  • Infrastructure
    • Turkey - Infrastructure - Select Indicators
      • Table Infrastructure, Turkey, 2011-2015
    • Turkey - Infrastructure - Natural resources
      • Table Natural Resources,Turkey, 2014
  • Industry
    • Turkey - Industry - Select Indicators
      • Table Select Indicators, Turkey, 2010-2015
    • Turkey - Industry - Structure
    • Turkey - Industry - Shareholder Rights
    • Turkey - Industry - Supportive Actions and Policies
  • Trade and Investment
    • Turkey - Trade and Investment Environment
    • Turkey - Trade and Investment Environment - Trade Agreements
  • Ease of Doing Business
    • Turkey - Ease of Doing Business - A Snapshot
    • Turkey - Ease of Doing Business - Setting up Business
    • Turkey - Ease of Doing Business - Starting a Business and Permits
    • Turkey - Ease of Doing Business - Electricity, Property and Credit
    • Turkey - Ease of Doing Business - Investors and Contracts
    • Turkey - Ease of Doing Business - Taxes and Trading Across Border
    • Turkey - Ease of Doing Business - Resolving Insolvency
  • Tax Environment
    • Turkey - Tax Environment - Income tax
    • Turkey - Tax Environment - Property tax, VAT, Import duty
    • Turkey - Trade Environment - Custom Tariffs

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