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.
TIM chairman, members of the council of sectors and audit board will be elected to serve for four years.
Turkey Exporters Assembly Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi, evaluated the growth data of Q1 of 2018.
Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM) has released the “Exporters Tendency Survey” for 2018 Q2 expectations.
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.”
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 hosted by Aegean Exporters' Associations was organized by Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM) and with the participation of nearly 100 firms and mentors
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.
As a new tool provided by TİM, ATR movement certificate is endorsed electronically. Exports procedures in Turkey is easier now.
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.
I fiercely condemn the discourses of a community made up of former prime ministers and academicians in France about our holy writ Quran.
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.
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.
The Chairman of TİM, Mehmet Büyükekşi: “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.”
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.
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 (TIM) signed a cooperation protocol with seven major banks in order to meet the financial needs of 71 thousand exporter companies.
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.
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 January 2018 1st Quarter Knowledge and Experience Sharing Gathering took place at TİM on 6th April 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.
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.
Export Compass events by Turkish Exporters' Assembly focused on Argentina this time.
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.
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.
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” 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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
Setting a new export record by achieving double-digit increase in February, Turkey also scored a historic victory on sectorial-base.
Export figures of Turkey are on the rise since November 2016.
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.
Every year, the Global Entrepreneurship Congress gathers together thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and other startup champions from more than 170 countries.
Brazil as a market was on the agenda of the “Export Compass” event hosted by the Turkish Exporters' Assembly.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Turkish Exporters Assembly organized 9th event of “Export Compass” activity with India.
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.
Turkish Exporters Assembly announced “Turkey's Top 500 Services Exporters” for the second time.
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.
Mehmet Büyükekşi, the Chairman of Turkish Exporters' Assembly, commented on 2017 Q3 GDP data.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.”
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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-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.
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
Center to Support Ready-to-Wear Clothing, Home Textile, Carpet and Business Contract Sectors in Targeting U.S. Market
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.
Turkish Exporters' Assembly has announced the results of Exporter Tendencies Survey 2017 covering 2nd Quarter Actualizations and 3rd Quarter Expectations.
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 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 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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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”.
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) 2017 first mid-year performance review has been organized with the participation of Minister of Economy Nihat Zeybekci.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 (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.
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.
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
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
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) brought Turkish Eximbank and Credit Guarantee Fund (KGF) together for a conference on the new regulations.
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.
Chairman of Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM), Mehmet Büyükekşi, commented on 2016 Q4 and annual GDP data.
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;
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.
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.