Turkey's impressive growth performance and structural reforms implemented over the past decade and a half have landed it on the radar of many international investors. According to EY Attractiveness Survey Europe, Turkey became the 7th most popular FDI destination in Europe in 2018. The country was home to 261 projects, up 14 percent year-on- year, and enjoyed a 4 percent share in all FDI projects across Europe.

  • Up until 2002, total FDI into Turkey stood only at USD 15 billion, while the country has since attracted around USD 209 billion of FDI during the 2003-2018 period.
  • During the past 16 years, the finance and manufacturing sectors have attracted the highest amount of FDI in Turkey, with sectors of interest becoming significantly diversified in line with Turkey's 2023 vision of having a higher position in the global value chain.
  • The majority of FDI inflows to Turkey have originated from Europe, North America, and the Gulf countries during the past 16 years, while the share of Asia has been noticeably on the rise.
  • As of end-2018, the number of companies with foreign capital in Turkey hit 65,533, up from 5,600 in 2002.

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