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.


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 (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.


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.


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.


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.”


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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:


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. "


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.


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. 


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

“Export Servants” 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.


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.


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” 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 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.


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.


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.  


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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.

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.

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
Last updated on Tuesday, August 23, 2016