Business Environment in Turkey

This page offers documents and other links for first-hand information on the current
and prospective business environment in Turkey.


The following reports can be selected to browse in a new window (and optionally
to save to local disk):

Monthly Economic Review, T. Is Bankasi, November 2018

Economic Survey of Turkey, OECD, 2018

From Growth to Sustainable Growth, Publications Office of the European Union, 2012

Saving the State Again: Turks Face the Challenge of European Governance, K. Ulusoy, 2005


[author’s abstract: The conditions for Turkish membership in the EU are virtually of a revolutionary character in that they require fundamental change in the structure of government of the republican regime. Given this assessment of the radical character of the proposed reforms for EU membership, the challenge of EU membership is actually an effort of “saving the state”. The EU is a structural event, an entity in the process of constant governmental transformation. It also mobilizes a transformation process beyond its boundaries. For that reason, instead of considering EU-Turkey relations in terms of external imposition of the criteria for membership, this study concentrates on the structural impact of European governance on Turkish politics. In fact, an adaptation of governing structures follows the logic of EU-Turkey relations. Turks were able to reform governing structures during the 19th century and to “save the state” once in the early 20th century, after an almost mortal crisis. They were able to transform a multi-national and multi-religious empire into a nation-state with a modern administrative structure and national economy. As they have saved the state once, Turks are able to ”save the state” again to face the challenge of European governance. The present study aims to provide clues that demonstrate the rationality of this challenge and indicate ways of facing it.]



The following linked pages include data and comments on Turkey
by the TSI (Turkish Statistical Institute), IMF, EU and OECD: