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.
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.
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.
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.
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 increased by 15% in January 2017, reaching 10 billion 528 million and 47 thousand dollars
Chairman of Turkish Exporters' Assembly, Mehmet Büyükekşi, made a statement regarding the credit rating update by S&P and Fitch:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TIM Export Summit 2016 ends with three times the expected participation!
2016 Export Summit will be held at Grand Tarabya İstanbul, between 15-16 November
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TİM family is gathered in TİM Delegates Meeting, held in Antalya in 14-16 October.
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 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
Ministry of Economy Nihat Zeybekci, who attended Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) Extended Council of Chairmen Meeting, came together with chairmen of 60 exporter unions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi commented on England's decision to leave the EU.
According to Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) data, exports continued to increase in June after February, March and May.
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi commented on the revision made on the 'Rediscount and Advance Regulation' by the Central Bank.
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.
According to TIM data exports rose in May after February and March.
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 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.
Nihat Zeybekci became the Minister of Economy in the newly formed 65th cabinet.
TIM announced the top 1000 successful exporters of 2015.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Turkish Exporters Assembly organized a “Delegates Meeting” in Antalya with the participation of Minister of Economy Mr. Mustafa Elitaş.
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.
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.
Exporters want paperless transactions at customs to gain speed
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%.
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.
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.”
TIM President Mehmet Büyükekşi: “We believe a more convenient financial environment will be created for our exporters”.
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:
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.
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 which is held by Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) and Aegean Exporters Unities (EIB) with the support of Ministry of Economy started in İzmir.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
“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%.
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).
Exporters are more optimistic in terms of Turkish economy when compared to the previous period
The new brand of Turkey will gain access to the whole world through Turkish Airlines.
TIM started a new promotion campaign for the new Turkey Brand within the borders of the country and in the world.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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”
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.
Turkish Exporters assembly has awarded top 1000 Exporters of turkey ın ıts 23rd general assembly.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
Following the elections on June 12, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) General Council meeting.
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.
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
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
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