Overview of TURKEY

Turkey is a democratic, secular, constitutional republic with a diverse cultural heritage.

It is an significant actor regionally and globally,

  • a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO),
  • a candidate for European Union accession,
  • the chair of the G20 in 2015.

Turkey is also

  • a founding member of the International Monetary Fund/World Bank, the United Nations and many of its agencies,
  • a member of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE),
  • the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD),
  • the World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Globally, Turkey is broadening its footprint and taking a more active role in international organizations and platforms.    


Trade and Investment


  • strong economic fundamentals,
  • young entrepreneurial population
  • a dynamic market. 

Turkey's geographic location has provided a historical bridge between continents for transportation and trade.

Given its strategic geographic location and trade agreements with other countries, Turkey offers opportunities

  • to access other markets in the region, both through partnering with Turkish companies which are established in those other markets, and through its geographical position as a regional hub.


'Horizon 2023' represents the Turkish Government's ambitious plans for Turkey's economic and social development through 2023 - the 100th anniversary of the Turkish Republic. 

Embodied in Vision 2023 is Turkey aims to:

  • join the European Union,
  • develop as a regional leader,
  • grow further as regional manufacturing hub, particularly in higher-end products,
  • serve as a transportation corridor to Asia and the Middle East,
  • provide a safe and secure energy conduit from the Caucasus and Middle East to Europe.