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Why Turkey?

Turkey has become an emerging country to invest in for foreign investors of all industries with
its ever-growing economy, geostrategic value, and unrivaled opportunities it has to offer.

Why Turkey

Located on two different continents, Turkey serves as a bridge between the East and West, North and South axes. This characteristic of the country brings a significant advantage in terms of logistics and workforce, making Turkey a robust investment center with reasonable costs for thriving markets.

Turkey’s geographical advantage provides rapid access to a population of 1.5 billion including those of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, and to a market worth more than USD 20 trillion. As it is surrounded by sea on three sides and has constantly developing railway and highway lines while Turkish Airways flies to 255 destinations in 122 countries, the passenger transportation and freight shipment integratedly support commercial activities.

Turkey is Europe’s third-largest country in terms of a qualified workforce. The youthful population in the country is the major reason for the growth achieved in the workforce and Turkey’s strong position in the labor market, which is better than in many countries.

Turkey broke a new record with regard to the economic growth it experienced between 2003 and 2008 and rose to 13th place among the world’s largest economies in 2018 from 18th in 2003. (Source: IMF World Economic Outlook Report, April 2019 (IMF WEO)  )

Turkey Facts and Figures

Let’s take a look at the advantages a foreign investor benefits from when starting a business in Turkey.

Productive and Qualified Workforce

01

Turkey ranks higher on the list than many countries regarding the highly educated and competitive workforce it has. As of 2020, approximately 1 million undergraduates graduate from more than 200 universities every year. The workforce in Turkey experiences the biggest growth among the EU countries as it becomes more and more productive every day.

 
Productive and Qualified Workforce

Extensive Incentive Programs

02

Turkey offers highly extensive incentive programs for investors where they benefit from low taxes whether they seek to expanse their investments or start one. Hundreds of leading global companies in automotive, energy, and retail industries take advantage of competitive R&D incentives. Additionally, companies established in Free Zones located in many areas in Turkey are exempt from tax.

 
Extensive Incentive Programs

Liberal and Innovative Investment Environment

03

Compliant with international standards, the investment regulations encourage foreign direct investments and protect the rights of the investors. Various laws and implementations provide an environment where all investors share equal rights. Even though the country saw a decrease in foreign direct investments in 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the figures of the past 18 years illustrate an increase of approximately fifteenfold in the number of companies with international capital in Turkey. Particularly İstanbul has become a strong attraction center for foreign investors.

 
Liberal and Innovative Investment Environment

Uninterrupted Reforms

04

Thanks to the reforms introduced in the fields of innovativeness of production, the sustainability of growth, qualified workforce, and collaboration in the international market, the average time period required to start a business shortened to 6.5 days from 38.

 
Uninterrupted Reforms

Huge Domestic and Regional Markets

05

In addition to its expanding domestic market, Turkey also offers access to approximately 1 billion consumers in the regional market with the support of free trade agreements.

 
Huge Domestic and Regional Markets

Strategical Location

06

Turkey serves as a regional headquarters for international companies who aim to expand to different markets.

 
Strategical Location

Demographics

07

Half of Turkey’s population is under 32, which forms a youthful workforce with a strong potential. When compared to the EU countries, Turkey is the country with the highest youth population. (Source: )

 
Demographics

About Turkey

About Turkey
Capital : Ankara
Official Name : Republic of Turkey
Official Languages : Turkish
Government : Unitary Presidential Constitutional Republic
Geographical Location : Turkey is located on the geographic coordinates of 36° - 42° North latitude and 26° - 45° East longitude. It is on the northern side of the Equator and the eastern side of Greenwich, the prime meridian.
Area : 783.562 km2
Population : 82 Million (Source: 2019, Eurostat  )
Currency : Turkish Lira (TRY)
Time Zone : UTC+3
International Calling Code : +90
Driving Side : Right
Internet Domain Name : .tr

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Online Visitor Clarification Text On The Processing Personal Data

Data Controller: Boss Yönetişim Hizmetleri A.Ş.

Address: Astoria Towers Büyükdere Cad. No: 127 B Kule Kat: 8 34394 Şişli, İstanbul, Türkiye

Boss Yönetişim Hizmetleri A.Ş. ("Company") prepared this Clarification Text as the data controller to inform you, our valuable online visitors, about your personal data that we process in accordance with the Law on the Protection of Personal Data (hereinafter referred to as "KVKK") and the relevant legislation.

1. Your Personal Data Processed and The Scope of The Processing

Personal data is any data that identifies you or makes you identifiable. For example, your name, surname, eye color, phone number or bank account information are considered personal data. On the other hand, processing your personal data refers to all kinds of processes such as obtaining, amending, registering, storing, retaining, deleting, disclosing, and transferring your data. We have provided the following information about the personal data we process:

ID Data

Your Processed ID Data Purposes of Processing
Your ID Data
Collection Methods of
Your ID Data
Legal Reasons Behind Our Data Processing Activities
  • Name
  • Surname
  • Execution of Customer Relationship Management Processes
  • Conducting Activities for Customer Satisfaction
  • Execution of Goods/Service Sales Processes
  • Online Electronic Forms
  • Contact Forms
  • It is required to process your personal data as a party to the contract, provided that it is directly related to the establishment or performance of a contract.
  • It is mandatory to process data for the legitimate interests of the data controller, provided that it does not harm your fundamental rights and freedoms as a data subject.

Contact Data

Your Processed Contact Data Purposes of Processing Your Contact Data Collection Methods of Your Contact Data Legal Reasons Behind Our Data Processing Activities
  • Your contact data about your work (e-mail, address, phone number)
  • E-Mail Address
  • Address Information
  • Execution of Customer Relationship Management Processes
  • Conducting Activities for Customer Satisfaction
  • Conducting Communication Activities
  • Online Electronic Forms
  • Contact Forms
  • It is required to process your personal data as a party to the contract, provided that it is directly related to the establishment or performance of a contract.
  • It is mandatory to process data for the legitimate interests of the data controller, provided that it does not harm your fundamental rights and freedoms as a data subject.

Personnel Data

Your Processed Contact Data Purposes of Processing Your Contact Data Collection Methods of Your Contact Data Legal Reason of Our Data Processing Activities
  • Company name
  • Sector
  • Execution of Customer Relationship Management Processes
  • Execution of Sales Processes for Goods / Services
  • Conducting Activities for Customer Satisfaction
  • Conducting communication activities
  • Online Electronic Forms
  • Contact Forms
  • It is required to process your personal data as a party to the contract, provided that it is directly related to the establishment or performance of a contract.
  • It is mandatory to process data for the legitimate interests of the data controller, provided that it does not harm your fundamental rights and freedoms as a data subject.

Customer Transaction Information

Your Processed Customer Transaction Information Purposes of Processing Your Customer Transaction Information Collection Methods of Your Customer Transaction Information Legal Reasons Behind Our Data Processing Activities
  • Request/Complaint Information
  • Execution of Customer Relationship Management Processes
  • Online Electronic Forms
  • Online Contact Forms
  • It is required to process your personal data as a party to the contract, provided that it is directly related to the establishment or performance of a contract.
  • It is mandatory to process data for the legitimate interests of the data controller, provided that it does not harm your fundamental rights and freedoms as a data subject.

Transaction Security Information

Your Processed Transaction Security Information Purposes of Processing Your Transaction Security Information Collection Methods of Your Transaction Security Information Legal Reasons Behind Our Data Processing Activities
  • IP Address
  • Request Time and Date
  • Time zone Difference from Greenwich-mean-time (GMT)
  • Access Status/http Status Code
  • Amount of Data Transferred
  • Website to Which the Request Was Sent
  • Browser Information
  • Operating System and User Interface
  • Language and Version of the Scanner Software
  • Approximate Location Information
  • Execution of Customer Relationship Management Processes
  • Conducting Activities for Customer Satisfaction
  • Conducting Marketing Analysis Studies
  • Execution of Information Security Processes
  • Conducting Activities in Compliance with Legislation
  • Online Electronic Forms
  • Online Contact Forms
  • It is required to process your personal data as a party to the contract, provided that it is directly related to the establishment or performance of a contract.
  • It is mandatory to process data for the legitimate interests of the data controller, provided that it does not harm your fundamental rights and freedoms as a data subject.

2. Our Retention Period for Storing Your Personal Data

We store your personal data for a period of time stipulated in the relevant legislation or for the periods of time required by the processing purposes. We will delete, destruct or anonymize your data by ex officio or upon your request, if legal reasons requiring data processing disappear.

3. Your Rights Regarding Your Personal Data

Data subject refers to the natural persons whose personal data are processed. As a data subject, you, our valuable online Visitors, have the following rights regarding your personal data processed under KVKK:

  • To learn whether your personal data are being processed,
  • To request information if your personal data are processed,
  • To learn the purpose of processing your personal data and whether this data are used for the intended purposes,
  • To know the third parties to whom this personal data is transferred domestically or abroad,
  • To request the rectification of the incomplete or inaccurate data, if there are any,
  • To request the deletion or destruction of this personal data under the conditions set forth in KVKK,
  • To request notification to the third parties that the personal data have been transferred to about the rectification of incomplete or inaccurate data and the deletion or destruction of personal data upon your request,
  • To object to the issues that have arisen due to the analysis of your data exclusively through automated systems and are to the detriment of you,
  • To request compensation for the damage arising from the unlawful processing personal data.

4. Methods To Follow to Exercise Your Rights

You can share your application and requests regarding your personal data with Boss Yönetişim Hizmetleri A.Ş. via Data Subject Application Form,

  • By sending it with your wet signature and a copy of your identity card to Astoria Towers Büyükdere Cad. No: 127 B Kule Kat: 8 34394 Şişli, İstanbul, Türkiye,
  • By sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,
  • By applying in person with a valid identity document to Astoria Towers Büyükdere Cad. No: 127 B Kule Kat: 8 34394 Şişli, İstanbul, Türkiye

You, as a data subject, should include your name and surname, your signature if the application is in written form, your Turkish ID Number if you are a Turkish citizen, your nationality and passport number (or if you have an ID number) if you are foreigner, place of residence or business address for notifications, your e-mail address and fax number if you have one, and lastly, the subject of the request in your application with respect to legal requirements regarding the applications to data controllers. In addition, you should add documents and information confirming your identity to your application.

In order for us to operate the process in the most effective way for you, you should clearly and understandably indicate in your request which right you want to use and the details of the transaction you request.

We would like to emphasize that the request should concern the data subject itself. If the application is made on behalf of someone else, the person making the request should rely on a specially documented authorization for the requested transaction (power of attorney). Unauthorized applications will not be evaluated.

5. Evaluation of Your Application

By evaluating your applications, we respond to you as soon as possible and within 30 days of receipt as of the date of your application.

 

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