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TURKEY'S EXPORTS REACH ALL-TIME HIGH FOR NOVEMBER

Turkey Exporters' Assembly (TIM) Chairman Ismail Gülle said, "We realized the highest monthly export in history in October. This time we are happy that we reached the highest November export of all the times. We are moving with our intensive efforts of our exporters to ensure end of year goal of 170 billions of dollar. While we carry the exports to new records, Mr. President has given us the good news that we will enter into a strong investment phase in 2019 by launching a new investment and employment campaign. We will also support the mobilization of employment as exporters and focus more on production and export.”

New Era of Turkish-Russian Relations: Our exporters' visit to Russia

Turkey-Russia Business Forum and bilateral business negotiations, which is under the coordination of the Ministry of Trade and TIM organization, held in the capital of Russia Federation, Moscow on November 11-13, 2018.

EXPORT FIGURES BROKE ALL TIME RECORD IN MONTHLY BASIS IN OCTOBER

In October, exports increased by 13.1 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and rose 15.7 billion dollars. Thus, Turkey broke the highest monthly export record in its history.

ISTANBUL NEW AIRPORT SET TO BOOST TURKISH EXPORTS

The Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) today initiated a global campaign to announce the grand opening of Istanbul New Airport. Opening on 29th October 2018, housing 1.6m square metres of logistics space and with 5.5m tonnes of cargo capacity, the new airport is aiming to become the new global hub for exports.

PRESIDENT ERDOĞAN RECEIVED TİM CHAIRMAN GÜLLE AND HIS DELEGATION

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recieved TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle and accompanying delegation in Çankaya Palace. In the meeting, the steps that will be taken for increasing export, which has a critical importance to break the economic traps set for Turkey through the exchange rates were discussed.

440 DELEGATES CAME TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN İSTANBUL TO OVERCOME THE OBSTACLES IN EXPORTS

Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM) Delegates' Workshop was held this year for the first time in Istanbul. Vice President of Turkey Mr. Fuat Oktay, Trade Minister of Turkey Mrs. Ruhsar Pekcan and and 440 delegates representing 71,000 exporters, attended the workshop, hosted by TİM Chairman Mr. İsmail Gülle. In the workshop where there was a wide participation, the problems and suggestions of the exporters were discussed.

TRADE DIPLOMACY IN CAPPADOCIA FROM TIM TO AMBASSADORS

Chairman of the Turkish Exporters Assembly, İsmail Gülle hosted the 5th TİM Ambassadors Gathering in Cappadocia with the participation of ambassadors, mission chiefs, bureaucrats from 76 countries including the EU Turkey Delegation. With the highest participation rate ever, during the organization the participants have been informed about the latest developments concerning exports, Turkey's economy and TİM's activities. In addition, participants also had the chance to visit the historical and touristic places of Cappadocia.

TIM and TEB Brought Together the Best Entrepreneurs of Turkey in İstanbul

Successful entrepreneurs of TIM - TEB Global House which was actualized by Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) in partnership with Turkish Economy Bank (TEB) in order to contribute to the entrepreneurship ecosystem, technological development and export volume of Turkey, were awarded.

THE WOMEN'S COUNCIL HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED

Turkey Exporters Assembly (TIM) has established "TIM Women's Council" in order to increase the number of women exporters. Chairman Of TIM İsmail Gülle said “We reach our national targets much faster by increasing our exports in a continuous and permanent manner with the support of women. With our new council, we aim to solve the problems encountered by women exporters in the business world. We also aim to carry out their projects more effectively. Together with this council, we declare mobilization for exports.

THE CONFIDENCE IN TURKEY AND FUTURE OF THE TURKISH ECONOMY HAS CONTINUED

TIM Chairman Ismail Gülle commented on the the syndicated loan renewed by Turk Eximbank from an international consortium which is under the coordination of Mizuho Bank. “In recent months, the contribution of the loans obtained from abroad has been great effect of our exports. We renewed our loan by 8.5% this year. So we created an additional monetary resource. This loan is the most important indicator of continued confidence in Turkey, the future of Turkish economy and Turk Eximbank.”

Highest Increase in Exports of the Last 13 Months

Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) announced export figures of September with a press release which held in Antalya. Exports increased by 22,6% in September compared to the same month last year and reached 14.5 billion dollars; breaking the monthly export record for September. Also this month, the highest increase in exports of the last 13 months was experienced. Exports grew by 7 percent to 123,1 billion dollars in the first 9 months of the year and exports in the last 12 months increased by 7,6 percent to 165,1 billion dollars.

EXPORTERS STRIKE THE GONG IN ISTANBUL STOCK EXCHANGE

GULLE stated that they have created TIM Export Index with BIST in order to show the success performance of exporting companies and gave information about the certain conditions for being listed in this index.

The Route: Philippines

“The Route” event organized by Turkish Exporter's Assembly (TIM) for the 15th time this year. The event focused on Philippines, one of the South-East Asian Countries. Chairman of TIM Mr. İsmail GÜLLE said the followings during his opening speech: “There is a change and transformation process in the world. Trade wars between the USA and PRC putting the international trade in a tough atmosphere. As Turkey, we always supported free trade which created a win win situation in our bilateral trade relations.”

Major Contribution of Net Exports to GDP Growth

“Turkish economy grew by 5.2% in the second quarter of this year compared to the same quarter last year. Thanks to the increase in private investments and the acceleration in the tourism sector, as it was expected, net exports contributed by 1 point to the growth. The share of exports in quarterly GDP was 22.5 percent.”

TİM'S ANKARA CONTACTS CONTINUE WE WILL INCREASE OUR SUPPORT TO EXPORTERS

Chairman of Turkish Exporters' Assembly and Members of Board of Directors continue their visits in Ankara in order to conduct their work in harmony with the Government, have an exchange of ideas and congratulate the new cabinet with their new positions.

14TH CONTACT OFFICE OF EXIMBANK CAME INTO SERVICE IN ERZURUM. NUMBER OF EXPORTERS IN EAST AND SOUTHEAST WILL INCREASE.

Chairman of TİM İsmail Gülle said “With the support provided, the companies in the region are expected to export. Our exporters in the region will no longer have a financial difficulty. Whether they are in İstanbul or Anatolia, whether they are SME or big companies, our exporters share the common problem: finance.”

InoSuit - Innovation Focused Mentorship Program Knowledge and Experience Sharing Gathering was Held at TİM

One of the prominent examples of university - industry cooperation, InoSuit - Innovation Focused Mentorship Program 2017 November 3rd Quarter Knowledge and Experience Sharing Meeting took place at TİM.

Exports Reached $ 12,4 Billion Despite The Holiday

The Sacrificing festival covered 9 days of work from August. As a result our exports has diminished 6,5% comparing to the same month last year, with the total value of 12,4 billion dollars. Our 8 month figures reached 108,7 billion dollars and the total value of the last 12 months is 162,4 billion dollars.

PERU, ENTRANCE GATE OF SOUTH AMERICA, HAS GREAT POTENTIAL FOR TURKISH EXPORTERS

“The Route” event organized by Turkish Exporter's Assembly (TIM) for the 14th time this year, focused on Peru. Chairman of TIM Mr. İsmail GÜLLE said the followings during his opening speech: “There is a change and transformation process in the world. Free trade agreements are canceled, new barriers are put in front and trade wars are started by increasing taxes. In trade bilateral benefit is important. So unilateral measures will always damage international trade. Peru is a growing market for Turkish exporters and has an important economic potential in this sense. Turkey and Peru carry good advantages on their bilateral trade.”

TİM delegation continued his contacts in Ankara

The TİM delegation headed by TİM President İsmail Gülle continued his contacts in Ankara

THE FIRST ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE MINISTRY OF TRADE WAS HELD WITH GÜLLE'S PARTICIPATION

Following the Advisory Committee Meeting of the Ministry of Trade, which TİM President İsmail Gülle also attended, the emphasis was on unity and solidarity in the economy.

TURKISH EXPORTERS' ASSEMBLY HAS PUT ITS FUNDS INTO USE OF EXPORTERS: THE SOURCE IS FROM TİM, THE CREDIT IS FROM EXIMBANK

İsmail Gülle, the President of TİM, said “Everybody knows that there is no economic reason behind the rise of the exchange rate. They are attacking our economy completely for political reasons. Day is the day of unity. The funds we give will return to our exporters 10 times more.”

TIM CHAIRMAN İSMAİL GÜLLE HAS ASKED SUPPORT FROM AMBASSADORS FOR EXPORTERS: SHOW THE WAY TO EXPORTERS AND WE REACH THE GOAL TOGETHER

Turkish ambassadors from various countries of the world who gathered in Ankara for 10th Ambassadors Conference organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs met with exporters in a working dinner held by Turkey Exporters Assembly (TIM) and Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK).

Latest Destination of Exporters: Cameroon

Turkish Exporters Assembly organized a trade delegation with the coordination of Ministry of Trade in Douala, Cameroon. Cameroonian business people, payed a promising attention to the B2B sessions.

The first step against the rising exchange rates came from TIM. Gulle: We are ready to allocate the funds that we have to Eximbank

İsmail Gulle, the President of TİM, said that they have decided to activate the resources that TIM and exporters' associations have for exporters not to be negatively affected by the speculative fluctuations of currency exchange rates.

Exports Will Soar with the 100-Day Action Plan

Chairman of Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM), İsmail Gülle, evaluated the 100-day action plan announced by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

TİM Chairman Gülle: US sanctions are unacceptable

Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) Chairman Ismail Gülle, evaluated the sanctions imposed by the United States.

Joint Announcement, Record Breaking Export

Ministry of Trade, which was formed by merging the Ministry of Customs and Trade and the Ministry of Economy, joined forces with Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) in announcing the preliminary export figures.

Intensive interest to exporters in Nigeria

Turkey-Nigeria Business Forum and bilateral business negotiations, which is under the coordination of the Ministry of Trade and TIM organization, held in the commercial capital of Nigeria, Lagos on August 2, 2018.

TİM CHAIRMAN: “EXPORT OUR WAY OUT”

Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) Chairman, İsmail Gülle, evaluated the announced CBRT Balance of Payments. According to data, current account deficit reached $27.7 billion in the first five months of the year. Gülle stated that; "The current account deficit is one of the major problems of our country.

TİM DELEGATION VISITS NEW CABINET

The Chairman of TİM İsmail Gülle and TİM Delegation, following the announcement of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's first cabinet of the new system met with the new cabinet in Ankara.

Board of Directors Have Been Elected

Newly elected Sectors Council of Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM), held its first meeting today after the General Assembly on June 30th.

TİM Chairman: With the New Cabinet, We Are Closer to 2023 Targets

Gülle stated that; “Under the leadership of President Erdoğan, the new government that will carry Turkey to 2023 targets, is now certain. With the new system, bureaucracy will be reduced and the decision-making mechanisms will act more effectively.”

İnoSuit Knowledge and Experience Sharing Session in Bursa

İnoSuit Knowledge and Experience Sharing Session hosted by Uludağ Exporters' Associations was organized by Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM) and with the participation of nearly 100 firms and mentors.

There are No Winners in a Trade War

Gülle said that: “The decision which came into force on Friday evening, put an additional 25 percent tax on 818 products imported by the US. This decision will affect not just these two countries but the welfare of whole world.”

InoSuit - Innovation Focused Mentorship Program Knowledge and Experience Sharing Gathering was Held at TİM

InoSuit - Innovation Focused Mentorship Program Knowledge and Experience Sharing Gathering was Held at TİM

EXPORTS CONTINUED TO RISE IN ITS 20th CONSECUTIVE MONTH

In June, automotive was the leading sector with $2.5 billion dollars. The sector's exports increased by 1.9% compared to the same month of the previous year. Automotive was followed by chemicals with $1.42 billion, apparel with $1.36 billion.

THE NEW CHAIRMAN OF EXPORTERS IS İSMAİL GÜLLE

Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM) 25th General Assembly where 3 candidates competed, İsmail Gülle has been elected as a new chairman with 149 votes of the 398 delegates. The new chairman, Gülle said, "From now on, I will use this job in your best interest. Chair will shrink, services will grow ". Also 27 chairman of the sector councils have been elected at the General Assembly.

10 NEW DEMANDS FROM EXPORTS

TİM Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi thanked the Government for supports such as green passport, Eximbank support and project based incentive system, which were given to the exporters so far and he said, "However, our expectations have not finished. As exporters we have 10 new demands from our government.

EXPORT CHAMPIONS OF 2017 ARE ANNOUNCED

The total exports of top 1000 exporters increased by 13.4 percent compared to 2016 and reached 92.3 billion dollars, while the share of these companies in total exports was 58.8 percent. While the exports of 436 firms remained between 25 and 50 million dollars, only 10 firms could exceed 1 billion dollars.

DATE SETS FOR TIM'S GENERAL ASSEMBLY

TIM chairman, members of the council of sectors and audit board will be elected to serve for four years.

TURKEY CONTINUES STRONG GROWTH PERFORMANCE

Turkey Exporters Assembly Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi, evaluated the growth data of Q1 of 2018.

TURKISH EXPORTERS' ASSEMBLY HAS RELEASED THE “EXPORTERS TENDENCY SURVEY 2018Q2”

Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM) has released the “Exporters Tendency Survey” for 2018 Q2 expectations.

Exports Increased by 12.2% in May

Mehmet Büyükekşi, announced the export figures for the last time as the Chairman of Turkish Exporters' Assembly. Büyükekşi told that; "I am proud that my final export announcement is also a record. In May, Turkey's exports were $14 billion with an increase of 12.2%, which is a new record for May.”

TIM organized Services export and Government Incentives training

After the presentations, a question and answer session has been arranged by the Ministry of Economy, General Directorate of Free Zones, Overseas Investment and Services experts.

İnoSuit Knowledge And Experience Sharing Session attracted intensive attention at İzmir

İnoSuit Knowledge and Experience Sharing Session hosted by Aegean Exporters' Associations was organized by Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM) and with the participation of nearly 100 firms and mentors

WE ARE IN MOURNING FOR PALESTINE

Chairman of Turkish Exporters' Assembly Mehmet Büyükekşi made a declaration upon the incidents that took place yesterday in Israel which resulted in death of 59 Palestinians.

ATR Movement Certificates Endorse Electronically

As a new tool provided by TİM, ATR movement certificate is endorsed electronically. Exports procedures in Turkey is easier now.

THE WORLD IS AT THE FINGERTIPS OF EXPORTERS WITH JUST ONE CLICK

As the representative of 71 thousand exporters, which provide employment to 3.1 million people in Turkey, Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM), has accelerated its efforts to improve the performance of exporters. TIM, in this context, launched the Export Compass information portal. The portal, which is designed for companies and entrepreneurs who want to increase their exports or enter new markets, will be available at ihracatpusulasi.org.tr.

Chairman of TİM Mehmet Büyükekşİ Condemning Fiercely

I fiercely condemn the discourses of a community made up of former prime ministers and academicians in France about our holy writ Quran.

Turkey and the World: Within an Inch of 2023

This year Forum İstanbul 2023 event, which is organized for 17 years and take place during 3-4 May 2018, get off to a running start. President of Forum İstanbul Haluk Sur, Chairman of Turkish Exporters' Assembly(TİM) Mehmet Büyükekşi and Executive Editor of Finance World Özlem Özgencil Orhon made the opening speeches of the event.

RECORD-BREAKING EXPORTS CONTINUED IN APRIL

Turkey's exports increased by 15 percent, compared to the same month last year, in April and reached $13.5 billion; breaking the monthly export record for April.

Turkey's Top 500 Service Exporters Survey Has Started

The Chairman of TİM, “Turkey is a net exporter in service sector and Turkey caught a rising trend in this field. This year, we aim to increase the number of applicant firms and Turkey's services export.”

Our exporters are in South America. Route: Agentina

Turkey-Argentina Business Forum and bilateral business negotiations, which is under the coordination of the Ministry of Economy and TIM organization, held in the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires on April 22-25, 2018. Süleyman Kocasert.

PRESIDENT ERDOĞAN: GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONGRESS WILL BE A MILESTONE

Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC18IST) is preparing to set the world's entrepreneurial agenda in İstanbul. The 10th anniversary of GEC18IST is held at the Hilton Bomonti, İstanbul between April 16th and 19th.

TURKISH EXPORTERS' ASSEMBLY ENTERED INTO COLLABORATION WITH SEVEN MAJOR BANKS

Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM) signed a cooperation protocol with seven major banks in order to meet the financial needs of 71 thousand exporter companies.

19 COMPANIES WILL BE GRANTED $34 BILLION INCENTIVE IN TOTAL

In accordance with the scheme, 19 companies will be granted incentives for a total of 23 projects, through which 35,000 new jobs are aimed to be created directly.

İstanbul is Ready for 10th Global Entrepreneurship Congress

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) will be host in Istanbul on April 16-19, 2018. GEC brings more than 3.000 delegates from 170 countries and more than 300 entrepreneurial eco-system experts to discuss economic and policy challenges around growing entrepreneurial ecosystems.

InoSuit: Innovation Focused Mentorship Program

​InoSuit January 2018 1st Quarter Knowledge and Experience Sharing Gathering took place at TİM on 6th April 2018

Export Figures Hit All Time High in Monthly Basis in March 2018

Export figures continue to give positive backup to Turkish economy in March 2018. According to TİM parameters, exports rose 11,5% comparing to March 2017 with a total amount of 15,1 billion dollars. As a result, March 2018 figures has become the highest in history of Turkish Republic. On the other hand, first time in history, our exports figures has exceeded 15 billion dollars in monthly basis.

EXPORTERS IMPROVED NEW BUSINESS RELATIONS IN INDIA

Turkey-India Business Forum and bilateral business negotiations, which is under the coordination of the Ministry of Economy and TIM organization, held in Mumbai, on 2-5 April, 2018. Süleyman Kocasert, who is Deputy Chairman of the Assembly, was the Head of Delegation.

As In the Figures in Export Growth, Turkey Surpassed the Major Countries in GDP Growth Figures in 2017

​Turkey has become the fastest growing economy among G20, regarding to the yearly growth figures.

Exporter's Route: Argentina

​Export Compass events by Turkish Exporters' Assembly focused on Argentina this time.

KOLAYDESTEK.GOV.TR IS ONLINE!

The website of www.kolaydestek.gov.tr  is put into service to easily follow the regulations on export supports and to abolish the problem of access to documents by the Ministry of Economy.

The Enterprise Digital Transformation Award of the Year goes to TIM

SAP, which has an important role in the fields of enterprise applications and software, brought together the public sector with technology in the SAP Forum Ankara.

GREAT INTEREST TO EXPORT AGENTS IN CHILE

Turkey-Chile Business Forum and bilateral business negotiations, which is under the coordination of the Ministry of Economy and TIM organization, held in capital of Chile, Santiago, on March 15, 2018. Mehmet Bülent AYMEN, who is Audit Board Member of the Assembly and the Member of Logistic Sector, was the Head of Delegation.

“Export Compass” Focused on the Free Trade Agreement Between Malaysia and Turkey

“Export Compass” event hosted by TİM, turned its route to Malaysia regarding to the Free Trade Agreement signed back in 2014 and entered in force in 2015.

THE FIRST STOP IN LATIN AMERICA EXPEDITION: BRAZIL

Turkey-Brazil Business Forum and bilateral business negotiations, which is under the coordination of the Ministry of Economy and TIM organization, held in commercial capital of Brazil, Sao Paulo on March 13, 2018. Mehmet Bülent AYMEN, who is Audit Board Member of the Assembly and the Member of Logistic Sector, was the Head of Delegation.

Incoming Boost in Investments with New Legislation

A recent legislation has been published in Official Journal of Turkey and entered into force subjecting, “Revisal on Certain Legislations to Enhance the Investment Atmosphere”.

More Women Participation in Exports

Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM), make a recommendation for the elections of expoter unions, which will be held in April 2018, that predicts each management board will contain at least 2 woman members and each board of supervisors will contain at least one woman member.

TIM Brings Expertise in Innovation Passionates

Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) Chairman Büyükekşi: Our exporters will be involved in a strong network of IAOIP with close to 2,000 innovation professionals from 80 countries worldwide.

The World Drove Turkish Vehicles, Bought Turkish Flowers to Beloved Ones

Setting a new export record by achieving double-digit increase in February, Turkey also scored a historic victory on sectorial-base.

Export Figures Reach 12.8 billion $ With a 14.8% Increase in February

Export figures of Turkey are on the rise since November 2016.

TİM Chairman Büyükeksi, Commented on the Draft VAT Law

TİM Chairman Büyükeksi, commented on the draft law sent to the National Assembly which includes new applications and revisions on value added taxation (VAT) policy.

GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONGRESS: INSPIRATIONAL AND REVOLUTIONARY

Every year, the Global Entrepreneurship Congress gathers together thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and other startup champions from more than 170 countries.

Partnership Call from Brazil to Turkish Exporters

Brazil as a market was on the agenda of the “Export Compass” event hosted by the Turkish Exporters' Assembly.

INTENSIVE ATTENTION IN PEARL OF GULF QATAR FOR TURKISH EXPORTERS

Turkey-Qatar Business Forum and bilateral business negotiations, which is under the coordination of the Ministry of Economy and TIM organization, held in Qatar's capital city Doha, on February 19-22, 2018. Ahmet GÜLEÇ, who is Board Member of the Assembly and the Member of Sectors Council, was the Head of Delegation.

THE REGISTRATION FOR INNOVATION CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, INOVALIG 2018, HAS STARTED

Over 1,000 companies are expected to apply to InovaLIG 2018, Innovations Champions League that TIM will organize the fifth of the program this year. Companies can participate the program without paying any fee. The application deadline for InovaLIG is March 10, 2018.

WE STARTED 2018 WITH A DOUBLE-DIGIT EXPORTS INCREASE

According to Turkey Exporters Assembly (TIM) data, Turkey's exports in January rose by 16.3 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and reached to 12 billion 198 million dollars.

FIRST TRADE DELEGATION OF 2018 HELD IN IVORY COAST

The Turkey-Ivory Coast Business Forum and bilateral business negotiations, organized by TIM and coordinated by the Ministry of Economy, took place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on January 24-26, 2018. Mustafa ÇIKRIKÇIOĞLU, Deputy Chairman of the TIM, headed the delegation.

TURKISH COMPANIES COULD ENTER AFRICAN MARKET VIA IVORY COAST

Turkish Exporters' Assembly organized “Export Compass” event which is “Route: Ivory Coast” in order to introduce the target markets and tell advantages and risks for our exporters.

The Chairman of TİM, Mehmet Büyükekşi shared a message about the military operation to Syria's YPG controlled Afrin Region

“May God (Allah) help the Turkish Armed Forces in the “Olive Branch” military operation, which is based on Turkey's fully legitimate international rights and launched in order to clear the terrorist elements that threaten our country's security and rescue the people of Afrin from the pressure of these terrorist organizations and neutralize the threats against the lives of our citizens.

BÜYÜKEKŞİ evaluated the discount on VAT return fees

Turkish Exporters Assembly Chairman, Mr. Mehmet Büyükekşi evaluated the discount made on the attestation fees of the VAT return procedures of exporters received by Certified Public Accountants.

6 sectors set new export records

TIM Chairman Buyukeksi said that Automotive, Machinery, Jewelry, Defense and Aerospace, Fruit and Vegetable Products and Ornamental Plants sectors reached annual highest export level in 2017.

2018 Will Be a Year of Records in Exports

According to Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM) data, Turkey's exports in December rose 10.1 percent and reached 13 billion 570 million dollars, marking December 2017 as the best December in Turkey's export history.

EXPORT COMPASS: LAST ROUTE TO INDIA

Turkish Exporters Assembly organized 9th event of “Export Compass” activity with India.

The Third of the Export Financing Seminars was Organized by Turkish Exporters' Assembly

Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) organized the third of the "Export Financing" Seminars with the contributions of Turkish EXIMBANK and Coface in order to ease the firms' access to finance on 18 December 2017 at Ömer Halisdemir Conference Hall in İstanbul.

Turkey's Service Exports Champions Were Awarded

Turkish Exporters Assembly announced “Turkey's Top 500 Services Exporters” for the second time.

CANADA TRADE DELEGATION IS COMPLETED

Turkey-Canada Business Forum and B2B business meetings has taken place in Toronto, Canada between the dates of 4-7 December 2018 with the coordination of Ministry of Economy and organization of Turkish Exporters Assembly and Uludağ Exporters Association. TİM Deputy Chairman Süleyman Kocasert preside at the delegation.

EXPORT-LED RECORD GROWTH

Mehmet Büyükekşi, the Chairman of Turkish Exporters' Assembly, commented on 2017 Q3 GDP data.

INTERNSHIP PORTAL OF TİM IS IN SERVICE

Turkish Exporters' Assembly has launched a new portal allowing companies to recruit interns and students to find available internship positions anywhere in Turkey. In order to benefit from the portal it is sufficient to visit www.timstaj.com and register for free.

Mehmet Büyükekşi's Comments on Recent CBRT Precautions

Mehmet Büyükekşi, Chairman of Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM) stated that the recent measures taken by the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) are quite positive for the 67,000 exporters.

Best October in Turkish Export History

During the opening ceremony of the “Export Week 2017” Prime Minister, Binali Yıldırım, Minister of Economy Nihat Zeybekci and the Chairman of Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM), Mehmet Büyükekşi announced the export data of October 2017.

TİM-TEB STARTUP BUSINESS HOUSES EXPECTS ENTREPRENEURS TO ENGAGE IN MOBILE UP PROGRAM

From bringing a business idea to life to the promotion of the project, TİM-TEB Startup Business House is standing along with entrepreneurs in all stages and encouraging mobile application founders and developers to make them achieve sustainable success globally with the new Mobile UP program.

EXALTER DECISION FOR THE EXPORTERS FROM EUROPEAN JUSTICE COURT

President of TİM Mehmet Büyükeşi stated: “We believe that with the disappearing of barriers in front of Turkish-EU trade, which caused 3,5 billion Euro to be lost, our exports to European countries which covers almost half of our total exports and especially exports to Germany, which is the country we export the most, will increasingly go on.”

Statement on the SECTORIAL Structure of Exporters' Associations

A draft study was prepared by the Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM) in order to provide a more effective service to exporters and to make sectoral divisions clearer.

THE EXPORT COMPASS DIRECTS THE ROUTE TO QATAR

The Export Compass Program, which was organized by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) with the support of Coface and covering 10 countries, continued with 4th event, Route: Qatar.

THE BIGGEST ENTREPRENEURSHIP EVENT CONNECTING EAST AND WEST “STARTUP İSTANBUL” HAS STARTED

Startup İstanbul organization, which has stamped last four year with the speakers directing internet sector and new internet enterprises and hosted more than a thousand guests and more than 500 entrepreneurs with the Strategic Partnership of Turkey Exporters Assembly, has started by the opening speeches of President of TİM Mehmet Büyükekşi and Prof. Erhan Erkut from MEF University at UNIQ Hall İstanbul.

Exports Increased by 8.9 Percent in September

Export figures were announced by TIM Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi at the production facility of AGT Company in Antalya, which is a leading company in wood sector.

EXPORTERS FAMILY GATHERED IN ANTALYA

3rd Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) Delegations Gathering, which has become a tradition each year, has took place in Antalya Belek with the participation of 500 people.

Star Exporters Got Their Awards

Stars of Exports Award ceremony was held on 27 September 2017 under the leadership of Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) with the collaboration of DÜNYA Newspaper and DHL Turkey and Turkcell as the communication sponsor.

FIRST TRADE MISSION IN COSTA RICA FOR 67 YEARS

Turkey-Costa Rica Business Forum and bilateral business negotiations, which is under the coordination of the Ministry of Economy and TIM organization, held in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica on September 28-29, 2017.

WE ARE SURE TO FULFILL AND EXPECT TO EXCEED TARGETS

The Chairman of the Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM), evaluated the Medium Term Program (OVP) covering the years 2018-2020, which was announced on September 27th.

INTENSIVE INTEREST IN PANAMA FOR TURKISH EXPORTERS

Turkey-Panama Business Forum and bilateral business negotiations, which is under the coordination of the Ministry of Economy and TIM organization, held in Panama City, the capital of Panama on September 24-27, 2017.

Shell Eco-mrathon Turkey Champions Revealed!

“Shell Eco-marathon Turkey”, which is organized by Shell Turkey, Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM) and Uludağ Automobile Industry Exporters Association (OIB) in order to encourage youngsters to design and develop energy-efficient vehicles, was completed with the award ceremony on September 24.

Erdem Basçı: The Architect of Unorthodox Monetary Policies

Strengthening the commitment to fiscal discipline and the structural reform agenda in the medium term would support the improvement of Turkey's sovereign risk, and thus facilitate macroeconomic and price stability

Turkish Trade Center Opens in New York City

Center to Support Ready-to-Wear Clothing, Home Textile, Carpet and Business Contract Sectors in Targeting U.S. Market

4th TİM “Ambassadors Gathering” has been organized in Gaziantep

President of Turkish Exporters Assembly Mehmet Büyükekşi hosted 4th TİM Ambassadors Gathering with the participation of 176 ambassadors, mission chief and bureaucrats from 74 countries in Gaziantep.

Exporters contributed to growth and employment

Turkish Exporters' Assembly has announced the results of Exporter Tendencies Survey 2017 covering 2nd Quarter Actualizations and 3rd Quarter Expectations.

Turkey is Growing with Exports

Chairman of Turkish Exporters' Assembly, Mehmet Büyükekşi, commented on 2017 Q2 GDP data; “Turkish economy, retaining its momentum, grew by 5.1% in the second quarter and the first quarter data was revised from 5% to 5.2%. With net exports' positive contribution in 2 quarters in a row, our decision to declare 2017 “Breakthrough Year” was justified once again. Similar to Q1, net exports contributed 1.7 points to GDP growth, making exports the locomotive of Turkish economy.

KOLAY İK FROM TİM-TEB START-UP HOUSES IS IN THE LIST OF WIRED UK “HOTTEST ENTREPRENEURS OF EUROPE”

Kolay Human Resources, which is one of the entrepreneurs from TİM-TEB Start-up Houses and is the first to develop a cloud-based employer management software, is on the list of Wired UK Europe's 100 Hottest Start-Ups 2017 that has become a measure of tracking successful enterprises.

THE EXPORT COMPASS DIRECTS THE ROUTE TO RUSSIA

The Export Compass Program, which was organized by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) with the support of Coface and covering 10 countries, continued with the Route: Russia event.

Exporters Doubled the Joy in August

According to Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM), Turkey's exports increased by 11.9% in August 2017, reaching 12.4 billion USD. Evaluating the data, TİM Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi told that, “The increase in our exports, doubled the of Eid al-Adha for Turkey.”

BANGLADESH COMMERCIAL CALL FOR FREE TRADE AGREEMENT TO TURKEY

The Turkey-Bangladesh Business Forum and bilateral business negotiations, organized by TIM and coordinated by the Ministry of Economy, took place in Dakka, on August 21-24, 2017.

INTENSIVE INTEREST IN UGANDA FOR TURKISH EXPORTERS

The Turkey-Uganda Business Forum and bilateral business negotiations, organized by TIM and coordinated by the Ministry of Economy, took place in Kampala, Uganda, on August 22-25, 2017. Mustafa ÇIKRIKÇIOĞLU, deputy chairman of the TIM, headed the delegation.

The Export Compass Directs the Route to Ghana

Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM) has addressed the Ghana market after South Korea with the 2nd leg of Export Compass event.

First Step of Foreign Currency-Winning Trade in Services and Government Supports Training is Completed

Turkish Exporters Assembly organized a “Services export and Government Incentives” training session for service exporters by contribution of Ministry of Economy, General Directorate of Free Zones, Overseas Investment and Services experts in August 15, 2017 at 13:00-16:30.

GREAT ATTENTION TO TANZANIA DELEGATION

Turkey-Tanzania Business Forum and bilateral business meetings organized by the Turkish Exporters' Assembly was held at the Presidential Mr. Ahmet GÜLEÇ member of the board, held on 25-28 July 2017 in the city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

TURKISH EXPORTERS ASSEMBLY FOCUSES ON THE FINANCING PROBLEMS OF EXPORTERS

Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) organized the first of the "Export Financing Seminars" with the contributions of Turkish EXIMBANK and Coface in order to ease the firms' access to finance shortly after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's call on credit interests on the banks.

SOUTH-KOREA BURST OF EXPORTERS

Turkey-South Korea Business Forum and bilateral business negotiations, which is under the coordination of the Ministry of Economy and TIM organization, held in South Korea's capital city on July 7-9, 2017.

Exports increased by 31.2 percent to $ 11.4 billion in July

According to the Chairman of TIM Mehmet Büyükekşi, Turkey's exports in July were 11 billion 474 million dollars with an increase of 31.2 percent compared to the same period of last year.

EXPORT COMPASS: ROUTE TO SOUTH KOREA

The Export Compass Program, which was organized by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) with the support of Coface and covering 10 countries, started with Route: South Korea.

EXPORTERS OFFERED THEİR SUGGESTIONS FOR VAT SYSTEM REFORM TO MINISTER OF FINANCE NACİ AĞBAL

Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) filed the report on the demands and recommendations of exporters for VAT System Reform to Minister of Finance Naci Ağbal at the Extended Board of Presidents Meeting. President of TİM Mehmet Büyükekşi stated: “We had recommendations to hinder time lost, to fasten cash flow, and to promote recording of economy in the report.”

ENGLAND, FRANCE AND INDIA BECOME THE MOST SATISFIED COUNTRIES ABOUT TURKISH EXPORT PRODUCTS

The Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) announced the results of the “Turkish Export Products Perception and Image Research” conducted in 26 countries.

ANNIVERSARY of EPIC of 15th JULY

Board of directors of Turkish Exporters Assembly, Sectorial Leaders and Heads of Associations has met for the commemorative ceremony of “15th July Democracy and National Unity Day”.

2017 Mid-Year Performance Review of TİM

Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) 2017 first mid-year performance review has been organized with the participation of Minister of Economy Nihat Zeybekci.

New Era Started for the Trade with Iran by the Opening of a Turkish Trade Center in Tehran

First of the 20 Turkish Trade Centers that are planned to be opened throughout the world, is opened in Tehran, the capital city of Iran. While the trade volume goal between two countries has been increased to $50 billion, it has been declared that Free Trade Agreement will be signed until the end of 2017.

“Relations between Turkey and European Union should not be structured by such emotional, subjective and shortsighted moves.”

President of Turkish Exporters Assembly(TİM) Mehmet Büyükekşi issued a press statement about the decision taken by European Parliament about Turkey.

TİM-TEB Start-Up Business House leaves its mark on Seedstars World

Seedstars World, which is hold to discover the best rapidly growing start-ups at emerging markets, has been organized in İstanbul this year.

TURKEY'S EXPORTS WERE 12.1 BILLION DOLLARS IN JUNE

The Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) announced June 2017 export figures at the baby cloth production facilities of Altunkaya Group Companies in Gaziantep, which was placed 30th in TIM 1000 research, with the attendance of Deputy Prime Minister's Mehmet Simsek.

TURKEY'S APPEAL RANKS 45TH IN THE WORLD

Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) has introduced Global Attractiveness Index, prepared by Italy's leading think tank European House Ambrosetti, together with Italian Embassy and Italian Trade Agency.

Turkish Exporters Assembly -Logistics Problems of Turkish Exporters Meeting

“Logistics Problems of Turkish Exporters Meeting” has been arranged by Turkish Exporters Assembly in association with Turkish Ministry of Economy on 19th June 2017 to discuss about the logistics problems encountered by Turkish exporters.

CHAMPIONS OF EXPORT GOT THEIR AWARDS

Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) 24th Regular General Assembly and Champions of Exports Award Ceremony was held by the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and ministers. Speaking during the General Assembly TİM President Mehmet Büyükekşi, thanked President Erdoğan for always standing by Exporters.

Turkey-Romania Trade Delegation Fulfilled Successfully

Romania Trade Delegation (June 12th-14th, 2017), coordinated by the Ministry of Economy and organized by TIM, was fulfilled successfully with 26 Turkish firms in Bucharest, the capital city.

THE EXPORTERS MET IN SOUTH AFRICA

South African and Turkish Businessmen met on the business forum organized by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) in Johannesburg, South Africa.

TIM will offer suggestions about VAT System

Turkish Exporters Assembly started to work for “Reforming VAT System” to offer exporters' suggestions to the government. TİM started to prepare a report on the VAT system, which is one of the most important complaints of exporters.

HALF OF THE GROWTH COMES FROM NET EXPORTS

Mehmet BÜYÜKEKŞİ, President of the Turkish Exporters Assembly, evaluated the growth of the first quarter of 2017. TIM Chairman, who stated that net exports contributed 2.2 points to growth within the expectations, said:

TURKISH EXPORTERS ASSEMBLY ANNOUNCED TOP-1000 EXPORTERS

According to the research conducted by Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) on top-1000 exporting companies of 2016, Ford Motor Company has won the first place with $3, 9 billion among the most exporting companies. Tofaş Turkish Automotive Company became the second with $3, 1 billion and followed by Oyak-Renault Automotive Company with $2, 8 billion.

Chairman of Turkish Exporters' Assembly made a statement about the recent developments in the Middle East. Mr. Büyükekşi said the followings

The hostility among the countries, that we have deep friendship in the Middle East, is upsetting us. Turkey has always been in a constructive role and never been afraid to take responsibility of the issues among the countries in the Middle East.

Use of TL in Exports Increased by 127 Percent in the First Four Months

Mehmet Büyükekşi, President of the Turkish Exporters Assembly, noted that the use of Turkish Lira (TL) in foreign trade has increased every year. "In the first four months of 2017, export by using TL increased by 127 percent. The share of TL in our exports reached a record level with 9.6 percent in this period. "

A NEW SET OF SUPPORTS FROM TURKISH EXPORTERS' ASSEMBLY

Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM) launched a new set of supports to exporters on June 5th 2017. Sectorial and Country Helpdesks will answer exporters' questions regarding market analysis and sector specific problems. In addition to these duties, Sectorial Helpdesk will also relay exporters' questions to Ministry of Economy, if needed.

Turkey's exports increased by 15.8% in May, reaching 12 billion 472 million dollars!

Turkish Exporters' Assembly announced May 2017 export figures with a press conference held at Arçelik's R&D center, Arçelik Garage. Nihat Zeybekci, Minister of Economy was also present at the conference.

TİM HAS BROUGHT TOGETHER WORLDWIDE FAMOUS BRAND EXPERTS IN THE BRAND TURKEY

The Brand Turkey which is organized by the ministry of economy for the first time as the organization of the Turkish exporters assembly was held in Istanbul Lutfi Kirdar ICEC on 25-26 may 2017. 

TURKEY - ETHIOPIA BUSINESS FORUM ORGANIZED SUCCESSFULLY IN ANKARA

Within the coordination of our Ministry of Economy, Turkey - Ethiopia Business Forum organized by the Turkish Exporters' Assembly Ankara Representative with the participation of 26 companies on the 26th of May, 2017 in Ankara. During the Forum, Representatives from the Ethiopian Embassy in Ankara made a presentation about trade and investment opportunities in Ethiopia

REMOVING THE OBSTACLES IN RUSSIAN CUSTOMS IS CRUCIAL FOR OUR COUNTER TRADE!

Mr. Büyükekşi, who made a speech in “Turkey-Russian Federation Business Forum”, mentioned that our export to Russia increased by %30 in the last four months, whereas our import from Russia also increased by %15 in the same period of time. Mr. Büyükekşi also added that it was expected to have a greater increase in our export to Russia in May.

142 JOURNALISTS FROM 50 COUNTRIES INTRODUCED TO TURKEY

The International Media Forum, organized as part of the “Turkey - Discover the Potential” (TDP) publicity campaign, has begun in Antalya with the participation of 142 journalists from 50 countries.

Exporters to exceed 100.000 threshold in generating new jobs in the first six months

urkey's Minister of Economy, Nihat ZEYBEKCI, and the Chairman of the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM), Mehmet BUYUKEKSI, shared the results of the first quarter of 2017 Exporter Tendency Survey and of exporters' expectations from the second quarter.

INNOVALIG CHAMPION, TURKEY'S FIRST SMART BUS IS PRESENTED TO BE EXPERIENCED

Innovation sources champion of İnovaLİG 2016 which is held by Turkish Exporter's Assembly, Turkey's first one hundred percent homebuilt smart bus “Avenue IBUS”, within the scope of “Fikirden Girişimciliğe Yolculuk için Hazır mısınız?” is delivered with a ceremony held in Sabancı Center at 28 April Friday to Kocaeli University Teknopark.

“ WE WILL CATCH A PERMANENT AND CONTINUOUS INCREASE IN EXPORTING WITH E-COMMERCE.”

In the summit organized by Turkish Exporter's Assembly to promote e-commerce awareness under the aegis of the Ministry of Economy, all the process of the sector is discussed in panes and conferences.

turkey's trade volume wıth mozambıque reached 115 mıllıon usd, up from 23 mıllıon usd.

Within the framework of a trade delegation between 10-12 May 2017, a business forum followed by bilateral company meetings, brought together Turkish and Mozambican businesspeople on May 11th at the Conference Hall of AFECC Gloria Hotel in Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique.

Vietnam Trade Delegation Is Completed, Bilateral Trade Volume Will Increase!

Vietnam Section of Tayland & Vietnam Trade Delegation, organized by our Assembly with the coordination of the Ministry of Economy, was held on May 5th, in Ho Chi Minh City. On behalf of our Assembly, our Deputy Chairman Mr. Mustafa Çıkrıkçıoğlu was in the official side.

The EU's dilemma: Confederation or Federation?

Joseph Daul, the current leader of both the Christian Democratic tradition that founded the EU and the European People's Party, the largest group represented in the European Parliament, assesed the economic turmoil in EU members and the Union's relations with Turkey

Cuba & Venezuela Trade Delegation Came Back with Success

Cuba & Venezuela Trade Delegation (April 23rd-27th, 2017), coordinated by the Ministry of Economy and organized by TIM, was fulfilled with the participation of 26 firm representatives from Energy, Food, Iron & Steel, Garment and Construction sectors.

Collaboration with Thailand

First Section of Thailand & Vietnam Trade Delegation, organized by our Assembly with the coordination of the Ministry of Economy, was held on May 3th, in Bangkok. First, the program started with Turkey - Thailand Business Forum, with around 100 participants from both side.

NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES DISCUSSED DURING VENEZUELA TRADE DELEGATION

As known, foreign trade missions and Events on international platforms are getting increased in recent years in order to contribute to our economy and exports. In this context, second part of Cuba & Venezuela Trade Mission between 23-27 April 2017 has been realized at Caracas / Venezuela this morning.

THE MEETING OF “TARGET COUNTRY: CHINA” WAS HELD IN ANKARA BY TİMAKADEMİ

The recent meeting of “10 Countries - 10 Cities”, an event organised by TIMAKDEMI, was held in Ankara about its partner, China, with the title “Target Country: China” on 20 April 2017.

Cuba Trade Delegation has been realized successfully! Our next stop is Venezuela

In 2017 that is announced as a breakthrough year in exportation, TİM (Turkish Exporters Assembly) keeps working without slowing down like last year. Also it offers new business opportunities to exporters by arranging trade mission.

WITH THE NEW GOVERNMENTAL SYSTEM, 2017 WILL BE A BREAKTHROUGH YEAR FOR TURKEY

The Chairman of the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM), Mehmet BUYUKEKSI, shared his views on the recent referendum

Turkey: Hard to give up for investors

Developing economies once considered too volatile are now paragons of stability with the steady economic order they have attained. With the intense interest shown by the world press, Turkey has become the most popular player in this nascent league

Half of the Credit Guarantee Fund Budget Should Be Allocated to Exporters

Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) brought Turkish Eximbank and Credit Guarantee Fund (KGF) together for a conference on the new regulations.

Joy of Spring in Exports

Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM) has announced March 2017 export figures. According to TİM data, Turkey's exports increased by 19% in March, reaching 13.6 billion USD.

Strong Export Growth in 2017 will Help GDP

Chairman of Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM), Mehmet Büyükekşi, commented on 2016 Q4 and annual GDP data.

Turkey's friends will talk to the world about the country's potential…

Turkey Perception Campaign which will be carried out abroad under the guidance of Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci, with the coordination of TİM and TOBB's contributions, has been introduced with a launch event that took place in Ciragan Palace. Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci, TİM Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi, TOBB Deputy Chairman Halim Mete, representatives of civil society and business world as well as top level executives of global companies attended to the event.

DISTRIBUTION OF SPECIAL PASSPORTS TO TURKISH EXPORTERS COMMENCES

The Chairman of the Turkish Exporters Assembly, Mehmet BUYUKEKSİ, commented on the Cabinet Decree entitled “Special Passport (Green) for Exporters” which went into effect as of this morning. The Chairman told the followings;

“Neither ratings, nor any other thing will slow us down”

The Chairman of the Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM), Mehmet BUYUKEKSI, commented on Moody's recent assessment of Turkey's credit rating. According to Mr. BUYUKEKSI, Moody's decision to change Turkey's credit rating from stable to negative does not correspond to the Turkey's economic outlook.

TIM took the first step in e-commerce

Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) took the first step following the decision of the Turkish Ministry of Economy to provide support to the membership of e-commerce websites through related NGOs.

TIM CONDEMNS BILD: WE REGARD BILD'S INSULT TO TURKEY'S MINISTER of ECONOMY as an INSULT TO WHOLE COUNTRY

The Chairman of the Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM), Mehmet BUYUKEKSI, has issued a press statement regarding the news coverage of BILD about Turkey's Minister of Economy, Nihat ZEYBEKCİ, in which he condemns the smear campaign in German press against Turkish politicians.

Turkey's Top 500 Service Exporters Survey has started

Turkish Exporters Assembly started “Turkey's Top 500 Service Exporters Survey” and awarded best ranking firms with the participation of Prime Minister and 11 different ministers in 2016, December.

Despite having one less workday, exports increased

February 2017 export figures were announced with a press conference in Durmazlar Machinery, Bursa. In February, exports increased by 5.1% despite having one less workday and was recorded as 11.3 billion dollars.

EXPORTERS WILL VISIT ISRAEL IN MAY

Mehmet Büyükekşi, Chairman of the Turkish Exporters Assembly, announced that a large trade delegation will be organized to Israel between 15-17of May.  The Israeli Consul General in Istanbul, Mr.Shai Cohen said that they will grant a three year multiple-entry visa for Turkish businessmen.

Academic Innovation Support for Exporters

Turkish Exporters Assembly launched Inosuit program, an Innovation Focused Mentorship Project, in November and this program continues at full speed. The first evaluation meeting was held today in the project which aims to increase the export power of our country with creativity, maintainability, innovation and high added value.

Exports started 2017 with 49 months-high increase

Exports increased by 15% in January 2017, reaching 10 billion 528 million and 47 thousand dollars

Downgrades will not discourage us

Chairman of Turkish Exporters' Assembly, Mehmet Büyükekşi, made a statement regarding the credit rating update by S&P and Fitch:

Target for İZMİR: Poland

Hosted by Aegean Exporters' Associations (EİB), latest event in “10 Cities 10 Countries”, a program started by Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM) and run by TİMAKADEMİ, was held in İzmir with the target country as Poland.

What kept exports down in 2016?

Mehmet Büyükekşi, Chairman of Turkish Exporters' Assembly, along with Nihat Zeybekci, Minister of Economy, announced 2016 export figures in Ankara. Büyükekşi congratulated the exporters due to their efforts despite the circumstances.

“Exports will increase to 155 billion $ in 2017”

Turkish national exports increased in the last month of 2016 by 9.3% to 12 billion 817 million USD. Whole-year exports in 2016 has decreased by 0.8%, reaching 142 billion 610 million USD.

Services Exporters Awarded

Turkey's service exports champions were awarded within the scope of the "Turkey's 500 Great Service Exporters" survey held for the first time this year. Potential of the service sector was revealed in the organization joined by Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım with 10 ministers.

Modernization of Customs Union Will Be a Leverage to Turkish Exports

Commenting on the European Commission's statement to launch talks regarding the modernization of the Customs Union Agreement, Chairman of Turkish Exporters' Assembly Mehmet Buyukeksi stated that, “With the modernization of the agreement, Turkey will become a negotiating party on EU's free trade agreements, this will be a great leverage for Turkey's trade with 3rd countries”.

Büyükekşi: "Within five years, the number of people who participated in the “Innovation Week” exceeded 400 people"

The last day of the Turkey Innovation Week, organized by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) under the coordination of the Ministry of Economy, and having exceeded 400 participants in five years, welcomed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and ministers as well as important names from the business and export world.

We will rise again, Turkey will continue to grow in the last quarter and 2017

Mehmet Büyükekşi, Chairman of Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM) commented on the 2016 Q3 GDP data.

“The world is getting prepared for economy without labor - The solution is to become a leader in innovation”

The 5th Innovation Week which was organized by the Turkish Exporters Assembly under coordination of the Ministry of Economics started at Istanbul Congress Center. During three days, the event will bring together successful names who have made differences in their respective fields and address innovation in many areas from economics to science, sports and cinema.   

Turkey's Exports were 11.9 billion USD in November

According to Turkish Exporters' Assembly's (TİM) data, Turkey's exports increased by 5% in November, reaching 11 billion 952 million USD.

Chairman of TİM: “Turkey has risen to a group of innovative countries in the middle level in the EU.”

The Turkey Innovation Week, organized by the Turkish Ministry of Economy for five years in order to support the innovative efforts of the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) on sustainable development, will be held at the Istanbul Congress Center on 8-10 December.

Export summit becomes solution platform

TIM Export Summit 2016 ends with three times the expected participation!

İstanbul Will Be The Heart of Exports

2016 Export Summit will be held at Grand Tarabya İstanbul, between 15-16 November

Turkish Exporters' Assembly has released the “Exporters Tendency Survey”

Turkish Exporters' Assembly has released the “Exporters Tendency Survey” for 2016 Q3 realization and Q4 expectations. According to the survey, USA, Russia, Iran and Germany are leading target countries for exporters. 64% of the exporters said 15th of June cope attempt did not affect their exports.

October 2016 Export Figures Revealed

Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM), revealed October 2016 export figures with a press conference in Ford factory, Kocaeli, Turkey. According to TİM figures, national export has declined by 4.9 percent in October compared to the same month of the last year, becoming 11 billion 727 million U.S. dollars.

TIM's Chairman: “Turkey advanced for 16 steps in the Innovation rankings”

At the Adana Meeting of Turkish Innovation Week, Mehmet Buyukeksi, the Chairman of TIM said the following: “we qualified for the 42nd rank, rising up 16 steps instantaneously while ranking 58th position last year in the Global Innovation Index rating system.

Republic Day Message from Chairman of Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM)

We celebrate the 93rd anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Turkey with a huge enthusiasm and excitement.

SUCCESSFUL EXPORTERS TO BE AWARDED WITH GREEN PASSPORT

TIM President Mr. Mehmet BUYUKEKSI has commented on the practice of the government to award successful exporters with Green Passport, which was approved by the parliament earlier and the details were released by the Minister of Economy Mr. Nihat Zeybekci last night.

Heart of design beats in Istanbul!

Design Week Turkey, which took place the first time in this year with cooperation of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy and Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) and gathered international design world between October 19-23, hosted more than 30.000 visitors within 5 days.

“Incentives will return exceedingly”

Mehmet Büyükekşi, Chairman of the Turkish Exporter's Assembly, commented on 2017 Draft Law of Central Administration Budget, which was publicized by Finance Minister, Naci Ağbal, on 17 October 2016.

Exporter Family Gave “Our Power is Our Unity” Message

TİM family is gathered in TİM Delegates Meeting, held in Antalya in 14-16 October.

Design World meets in İstanbul

Design World comes together in Design Week Turkey which is held for the first time in 19-23 October 2016 in İstanbul. Design Week Turkey is going to be performed in Lütfi Kırdar Congress Center and Extibition Hall with the cooperation of T.C. Ministry of Economy and TİM and is going to have international pioneers in the industrial design, fashion and visual communication design fields.

Adana Meeting of Turkey Innovation Week is on 27-28 October

Adana Meeting of Turkey Innovation Week which will be organized for the second time and hosted by Turkish Exports Assembly (TEA) and Mediterranean Exporters Associations targets to increase the added value of Cukurova Region.

Shell Eco-Marathon in Turkey for the second time

The second Shell Eco-marathon of Turkey, one of the most important engineering competitions of the world, will be held on 7, 8, 9 October in Istanbul, TEA Foreign Trade Complex in cooperation with Turkish Exporters Assembly (TEA) and Shell Turkey and Uludag Automotive Exporters Association (OIB).

September 2016 Export Figures Revealed

Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM), revealed September 2016 export figures with a press release. According to TİM figures, total exports in September recorded 10 billion 452 million USD dollars with 0.8% decrease compared to last year's September.

WE DISAPPROVE OF DOWNGRADE BY MOODY'S

TIM President has issued a press statement regarding the credit rating downgrade of Moody's. Mr. Buyukeksi stated that the downgrade does not match with macroeconomic dynamics of Turkey.

Exporters are pleased with the interests rate cut

President of Turkish Exporters Assembly Mehmet Büyükekşi made a statement regarding the Central Bank's decision to cut interest rates by 0,25%.

“Things are going well in Turkey”, says the Chairman of the Turkish Exporters Assembly to Ambassadors

Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) has organized the “Ambassadors Gathering”, one of its most important promotional activities aiming at reviving foreign trade, with the attendance of 181 foreign mission representatives from 73 countries and bureaucrats in Çanakkale.

A development as Important as Interest Reduction

Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) President Mehmet Büyükekşi evaluated Central Bank's decision of ‘Reduction of Required Reserve Ratio'. TIM President stated ‘There was a 50 base point reduction of Reserve Ratio on August 9th.

TİMAKADEMİ will introduce Iranian market to industrialists and exporters of Konya city, Turkey

Turkish Exporters' Assembly continues to promote foreign trade by introducing new markets to selected cities in Turkey having a significant industrial density and export potential

TİM and Inovent are Launching an Innovation Mentorship project InoSuit to Enchance University - Industry Collaboration

In order to make our companies  capacity and performance systematic  and create sustainable added value, Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) has started the “InoSuit - Innovation Mentorship  Project” by cooperating with universities and industrialists.

“We welcomed ‘East and Southeast Investment Support Thrust Introduction Program' blissfully”

We, as exporters, welcomed “East and Southeast Investment Support Thrust Introduction Program” blissfully which was announced by our Dear Prime Minister on September 4th in Diyarbakır.

August 2016 Export Figures Revealed

Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM), revealed August 2016 export figures with a press conference in Giresun. According to TİM figures, national export has recorded a 28-months high increase in terms of monthly export value compared to the last years' same period.

Büyükekşi, Chairman of TIM: Reduction of the interest rates should reduce the costs of credit

Mehmet Büyükekşi, the Chairman of the Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM), stated that the decision on the reduction of the interest rates taken by the Central Bank cheered the exporters.

TIM will be the leader of Turkey's strong image campaign

Ministry of Economy Nihat Zeybekci, who attended Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) Extended Council of Chairmen Meeting, came together with chairmen of 60 exporter unions.

National Unity Ballad was crowned in Yenikapı

We, as Turkish Exporters Assembly, made a call to all our exporters to join the “Democracy and Martyrs Rally” organized for the bright future of our country and nation at Yenikapı on august 7th, Sunday at 17:00 hours and took our places with our flags with star and crescent.

From darkness to light: July 15th

Non-Governmental Organizations consisting of TIM, ASKON, DEİK, Marine Chamber of Commerce, İstanbul Chamber of Industry, İstanbul Commercial Exchange, İstanbul Chamber of Commerce, MÜSİAD, TAMPF, TÜMSİAD and YASED issued a common declaration against the coup attempt on Democracy and National Willpower.

Declaration from TIM: We stand together with democracy, national willpower and the government

Turkish Exporters Assembly Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi gave a declaration about the coup attempt against democracy and said that exporters are with the government with due respect to national willpower.

"New Economy Package became a holiday gift for the world of economy"

TIM Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi expressed his pleasure of the exporters in his comments he made about the economy package announced today by Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım.

Brexit's Impact on our Export is Limited

Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi commented on England's decision to leave the EU.

Export reaches 11 billion 865 million dollars in June

According to Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) data, exports continued to increase in June after February, March and May.

Central Bank's “We are with you” message to the Exporters

Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi commented on the revision made on the 'Rediscount and Advance Regulation' by the Central Bank.

TIM presents “Export Support Package Recommendations” to Prime Minister

In the visit made by TIM Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi and members of the management board, “Export Support Package Recommendations” covering the expectations of the exporters were submitted to Prime Minister Yıldırım.

Export reaches 10 billion 794 million dollars in May

According to TIM data exports rose in May after February and March.

TIM's ‘Exporter Trend Survey' disclosed

According to the survey of Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) made with the participation of 470 exporter firms on 2016 first quarter realization and second quarter expectation USA, Iran, Germany and England came forward as target countries for exporters.

"We wish the best for our country with 65th Cabinet"

We wish the new Cabinet of Ministers announced today give beneficial services to our country and nation; we wish Mr. Prime Minister and all cabinet ministers success with their duties.

Zeybekci is the Captain of Export Again

Nihat Zeybekci became the Minister of Economy in the newly formed 65th cabinet.

TIM's Survey for Top 1000 Exporters in 2015

TIM announced the top 1000 successful exporters of 2015.

Fifth of TIM - TEB Enterprise Houses Opens in Trabzon

There was a new addition in Trabzon to the TIM - TEB Enterprise Houses, which were implemented last year in İstanbul, İzmir, Gaziantep and Denizli by Turkish Economy Bank (TEB) and Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) for the purpose of supporting young entrepreneurs who have projects with high technological added value and with export focus. With the opening of Trabzon TIM-TEB Enterprise House at Trabzon Teknopark, number of active Enterprise Houses became five.

Impact of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement on Turkish Economy and Foreign Trade Assessed

TIM Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi made important declarations at the launching meeting related with the study made about the impact of Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement on Turkish economy and foreign trade.

Turkey Innovation Week Passed like the Wind from Ankara

Nicolas Huchet, the inventor who repaired his own body, placed his stamp on the “Turkey Innovation Week Activities” organized by Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) and Central Anatolia Exporters Unions (CAEU) with the support of the Ministry of Economy.

"Our activity in Gaziantep will find its voice in England."

In the conference TIMAKADEMI organized in Gaziantep on May 3rd with the '10 provinces 10 countries' program, the foundations were laid for the cooperation between Gaziantep and England. Gaziantep, which was in search of alternative markets due to the developments in the Middle East made a permanent cooperation with England, which has a market of 600 billion dollars, thanks to this project.

Exports totaled 11 billion 443 million dollars in April

Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) stated that exports totaled 11 billion 443 million dollars in the month of April with a loss of 2.8 percent compared to the same month of the last year. In the first 4 months of the year, exports decreased 8.4 percent to 46 billion 187 million dollars.

Exporters Family Meets in Antalya

Turkish Exporters Assembly organized a “Delegates Meeting” in Antalya with the participation of Minister of Economy Mr. Mustafa Elitaş.

Problems of Agricultural Sector Assessed

TIM organized a meeting in Ankara together with agricultural products unions under the chairmanship of the Undersecretaries of the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock with the participation of related bureaucrats to assess the problems of the sector. Participation was made to the meeting from İstanbul Exporters Unions, Black Sea Hazelnut Exporter Union, Central Anatolia Exporters Unions, Uludağ Exporters Unions, Mediterranean Exporters Unions, Ornamental Plants Exporters Union, Aegean Dry Fruit and Products Exporters Union, Aegean Olive and Olive Oil Exporters Union.

TIMAKADEMI will provide guidance to exporters with ‘10 Provinces 10 Target Countries'

Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) will make pinpoint operation to increase the export with '10 Provinces 10 Countries” target. 10 provinces with the highest volume of exports will be matched with the 10 most important countries to increase the sales to these markets.

TIM hosts Mr. Tüfenkci, Minister of Customs and Trade

Exporters want paperless transactions at customs to gain speed

"We expect the interest rate reduction process to continue"

TIM Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi issued a press release about the interest rate reduction decision taken by the Central Bank. Chairman Büyükekşi said in his statement that the interest rate reduction decision was met positively for the country and for the exporters and the reductions must continue in the future period.

Export was 11,5 billion dollars in March with an increase of 2,6%

Export was 11,5 billion dollars in March with an increase of 2,6%.

Growth shows dynamism and potential of Turkish economy

Turkish Exporters Assembly President Mehmet Büyükekşi talked about growth data declared by TUIK as such: Growth expectations for Turkey both in homeland and abroad were lower than the numbers we see today in the first months of 2015. For each quarter, the data that were declared embarrassed pessimists.

TIM President Büyükekşi pointed out export problems for increase of competition

Büyükekşi: “It is necessary to increase profitability of exporters for innovation, Re-De, design and branding that we are trying to make prevalent in production and export of our country.”

Agreement between Turkish Eximbank and Factoring Companies pleased exporters

TIM President Mehmet Büyükekşi: “We believe a more convenient financial environment will be created for our exporters”.

“Turkey made a correct decision by not increasing interest”

Turkish Exporters Assembly President Mehmet Büyükekşi assessed Turkish Innovation Week which was held in İzmir. Büyükekşi also made evaluations concerning markets as well. His evaluations were as such:

“Grand Bazar can be opened to e-commerce like Alibaba.com”

Alibaba.com made a great influence on the second day of Turkish Innovation Week held in İzmir by Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) and Aegean Exporters Union (EIB) with support of Ministry of Economy.

TIM President Büyükekşi's Condemnation Message

We are feeling sorrow for facing another despicable attack targeting innocents today in İstanbul. We have complete belief that these attacks aiming to create a panic atmosphere among our citizens will instead strengthen our connection and increase our sensitivity for the fight against terrorism.

Turkish Innovation Week 2016 started in İzmir

Turkish Innovation Week which is held by Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) and Aegean Exporters Unities (EIB) with the support of Ministry of Economy started in İzmir.

TIM and Borsa İstanbul informed exporters against exchange rate risk

In the conference held in cooperation with Borsa İstanbul, Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) informed exporters concerning advantages of funding via capital markets and protection against currency risks.

1 point growth of EU economy increases Turkey's export to the region by 4%.

Turkish Exporters Assembly President Mehmet Büyükekşi pointed out that more than half of exporters sell goods to Europe and each 1 point growth of EU economy means 4% increase of export to EU.

“Free visa to EU will positively affect Turkey-EU relations”

Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) President Mehmet Büyükekşi stated that exporters are affected the most by the problems due to EU's requiring visa and expressed they have a favorable opinion of accelerating the process of ‘free visa' on the agenda.

EXPORT TOP 1000 2015 WORKS STARTED

EXPORT TOP 1000 2015 works which have been studied by Turkish Exporters Assembly started.

Export in February became 10 billion 790 million dollars with an increase of 3,1%

While automotive industry kept leading position in export on sectoral basis with 1 billion 986 million dollars, it was followed by ready-wear and garment, chemicals and chemical products.

“Increase of interest is not a correct step to take in the fight against inflation”

Stating they find it positive that Monetary Policy Committee kept interests fixed, Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) President Mehmet Büyükekşi told “While the reason for inflation is not high demand, we think increase of interest that will reduce current demand even more is not the correct step to take in the fight against inflation”.

Exporters Will Get Support to Increase Competitive Power

Vice Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek appeared as guest in Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) ‘Extended Board of Presidents' and listened to problems and solution offers of exporters.

Cooperation Protocols are concluded between TIM and the Banks

Turkish Exporters' Assembly representing more than 71 000 exporters extended the scope of its cooperations with Akbank, Fibabanka, Halkbank, Vakıfbank and Kuveyt Türk, a participation bank, through the protocols signed at the beginning of 2016 in order to give more supports to the exportation which is the locomotive of Turkey's economy.

“We sincerely welcome the New R&D Reform Package”

“Our R&D expenses increased 18.8% in 2014 when compared to the previous year, and the share of the R&D expenses within the national income increased to more than 1% from 0.95%.

"Intellectual property rights and personal works should be protected for value-added exportation"

Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporter Associations informed the representatives of the textile and apparel sector about branding, intellectual property rights, patents and imitations in the “Symposium of Trademark Law” organized with the support of Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM).

TIM announces “Exporters' Tendency Survey”

Exporters are more optimistic in terms of Turkish economy when compared to the previous period

"Turkey Discover the Potential" is now on the sky

The new brand of Turkey will gain access to the whole world through Turkish Airlines.

Call for “discovery” to the whole world with "Turkey Discover the Potential"

TIM started a new promotion campaign for the new Turkey Brand within the borders of the country and in the world.

Excitement for Turkey Innovation Week Increases Incrementally

The activities within the scope of “Turkey Innovation Week” which was organized by the Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM) this year for the fourth time were performed in Istanbul Congress Center on the date of December 3-4-5.

World's innovation champions receive their awards in Istanbul

In the “International IMP³rove Awards” named as world's champions league in Turkey Innovation Week, Tarkett from France became the champion in the category of Large Companies, and Cosberg company from Italy received the title of championship in the category of SME.

Reconciliation is vital in customs

Hayati Yazıcı, the Minister of State, who participated in the panel of International Customs Day, stated that they would show no mercy for anyone violating ethical rules in customs.

“We are telling the world about the successful performance of Turkey”

Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi commented on recent international visit and said “In the international visits we have made with our Minister we stated that the treacherous coup attempt did not cause any disturbance in Turkish economy and Turkey continues to produce, grow and export”.

We expect the interest rate reductions to continue and market interest rates to be reduced

TIM Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi issued a press release today about the interest rate reduction decision made by the Central Bank.

During his reception of exporters, Prime Minister Yıldırım listed the good news that will take exports to the skies

TİM delegation visited Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım at Çankaya Palace after President Erdoğan.

“STEPS BY THE GOVERNMENT INSTILLED HOPE FOR THE EXPORTERS”

President of the Turkish Exporter Assembly, Mehmet Buyukeksi expressed that, the recent developments are very positive for the exporters. “Green Passport”, which was long sought after by the exporters, finally came into the legislation.

July 2016 Export Figures Revealed

urkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM), revealed July 2016 export figures with a press conference in Burdur. Condemning the coup attempt, Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi expressed that Turkey's macroeconomic foundations are strong enough to get through this unharmed. Mr. Büyükekşi also added that Turkey is stronger now, with the people's support and political stability.

Turkey Now Has Higher Hopes for the Future

As we all are aware of, real democracy means to have no greater force other than the people. As our Prime Minister stated; “No malady can rest within a collective nation”

We disapprove both the downgrade and its timing

Downgrade would mean to award the adversaries when democracy and sustainability triumphed. We disapprove both the downgrade and its timing.

TİM AND EXPORTER ASSOCIATIONS: WE WILL CONTINUE FROM WHERE WE LEFT WITH MORE EFFORT

As we are the Turkish Exporters Assembly and Exporters Associations which have 65.000 exporters, blamed terrorrist attack which was directly targeting our nation, state, union.  

PANAMA - GUATEMALA TRADE DELEGATION CARRIED OUT AS PLANNED DESPITE THE COUP ATTEMPT

Turkish Exporters Assembly, despite the coup attempt on 15th July, carried out the Panama - Guatemala trade delegation with 23 participants between July 17th-22th in cooperation with Turkish Airlines as planned.

Champions of the Export are Awarded

Turkish Exporters assembly has awarded top 1000 Exporters of turkey ın ıts 23rd general assembly.

European Investors  Keep Focus On Turkey

Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey (ISPAT) hosted a series of meetings with French and Spanish business communities to keep them focused on investment opportunities in Turkey.

The Multiplier Of The Economy: Automotive industry

Automotıve ındustry ıs ımportant ıtself, However The Real ımportance Lıes What's Beneath: The ındustry Has A Multıplıer Effect, As ıt Creates Employment, Attracts Foreıgn ınvestment, Boosts Sub And Related ındustrıes.

NEW STYLE OF CONQUERING THE WORLD

The game market in Turkey grows nearly 8% every year. It is expected it to reach 2 billion dollars volume by 2020.

GONE WITH THE WIND: ANKARA INNOVATION WEEK

F rance was the partner country of Turkey Innovation Week 2016 Ankara which was sponsored by Ministry of Economics and coordinated by Turkey Exporters Assembly and Central Anatolian Exporters Union. Arçelik, TEB, Turkish Airlines, Ankara Development Agency and Ankara Metropolitan Municipality took place as strategic partners in the event.

INNOVA-LEAGUE : TURKEY'S FIRST INNOVATION CHAMPIONSHIP

After design competitions, R&D project markets and Turkey Innovation Week events, Turkey Exporters Assembly will determine Turkey's innovation leader

5th TİM-TEB STARTUP BUSINESS HOUSE Opened in Trabzon

5th Startup Business House which is established by Turkish Economy Bank and Turkey Exporters  Assembly for supporting the entrepreneurs who wants to start a business on high added value production for exporting opened in Trabzon after the first four which were in Istanbul, Izmir, Gaziantep and Denizli.

REVOLUTION OF JEANS

Jeans are the most preferred product in the denim clothing sector and draw the attention of consumers in the world market due to the various model options and high quality of Turkish brands.

Vegetable Oils Needs New Markets

Turkey is one of the world's major vegetable oil exporters,although it is dependent on raw material imports.Exports to the Middle East in 2013 was around of 934.7 million dollars.

75 Brand opportunities in Europe

Most of Europe's brands are in sale which well-known brands or not. There are some fundamental companies between those brands. This is great opportunity to Turkish companies which are trying to entry to new reforms on the process of their brand.

The pillars of production

The petroleum and petrochemical sectors provide the main inputs for industry. Investments and incentives channeled into these sectors will not only curb the current accounts deficit but nurse a solid infrastructure for Turkey's long- term goals.

Two flanks of Asia

Friendly relations between Turkey and China influence bilateral trade. Agreements signed at the Turkey-China Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum have spurred a trade volume of $ 4.3 million.

Exporters expect 7.28 % growth

TİM announced the results of the survey that analyzed the export performance of the last quarter of 2011 and projections for the first quarter of 2012. The growth expectation for 2012 is 7.28 %.

The IFW is the lead

The 6th Istanbul Fashion Week blew winds of fashion for an entire week. A string of catwalk shows were staged besides the Collection Première Istanbul (CPI) Ready-to-Wear and Fashion Fair and IHKIB Koza (Cocoon) Young Fashion Designers Contest.

Coupling measures decoupling economy

Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan evaluated the global turmoil arising from eurozone and the US and told about how Turkey has been preparing for the challenges, to The Turkish Perspective

Growing more than anyone else

According to the results of the tendency survey conducted by TIM in Q2 2011, exporters' expectations for the future are quite positive. According to the results of the poll, exporters will invest and support employment in Q3 as they did in Q2.

Focus on exports in Turkey's strategy

Following the elections on June 12, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) General Council meeting.

“ WE WILL CATCH A PERMANENT AND CONTINUOUS INCREASE IN EXPORTING WITH E-COMMERCE.”

In the summit organized by Turkish Exporter's Assembly to promote e-commerce awareness under the aegis of the Ministry of Economy, all the process of the sector is discussed in panes and conferences.

Turkey: A Story of Decoupling

We, as TIM, have always emphasized that one of the most important priorities of Turkey, which is changing and moving step by step toward becoming a global country, is a new constitution.
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