Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye), officially the Republic of Turkey, is a contiguous transcontinental country, located mostly on Anatolia in Western Asia, and on East Thrace in Southeastern Europe. Turkey’s location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia makes it a country of significant geostrategic importance.
It is bordered by eight countries: Bulgaria to the northwest; Greece to the west; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, Iran and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the southeast. The Mediterranean Sea is to the south; the Aegean Sea is to the west, and the Black Sea is to the north. The Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles (which together form the Turkish Straits) demarcate the boundary between Thrace and Anatolia; they also separate Europe and Asia
A ‘booming’, vibrant, economy with a cumulative GDP increase of 122% over the last 4 years totaling more than 400 billion US dollars.
Centrally located between Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East.
An important energy terminal and corridor in Europe, which connects East and West.
A young population of over 70 million, with an average age of 29.
Qualified, cost-effective and motivated labor force.
A fast growing domestic market.
In the EU Customs Union since 1996 and an EU accession country since October 2005.
Institutionalized economy fueled by 20.2 billion USD of FDI in 2006 and ranked the 13th most attractive country in the world.
Liberal and reformist investment climate with highly competitive investment conditions.
Dynamic and mature private sector with over 105 billion USD worth of exports and an increase of 240% in the last 4 years.
Sound economic policies with tight fiscal discipline.
Strong financial structure resilient to the global financial crisis.
Rapid recovery from the global financial crisis