While Turkey extends its friendly hand to over 70 countries during the Covid-19 outbreak in support of the global struggle, Turkish exporters take the ‘humanity' and ‘goodness' movement one step further by saying ‘Made in Türkiye'. Turkish Promotion Group (TTG) carries its activities under the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) in pursuit of the vision of contributing to the worldwide branding of export sectors. By sending special design hygiene kits to the major traders in the target markets, representatives of trade associations, and the press, TTG aims to revive the spirit of solidarity in difficult times and tell Turkey's success in production, supply, and exports.
Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM) starts its Virtual Trade Delegations program, which was created with the objective to reduce the effects of COVID-19 on exports, with Uzbekistan on 13-15 May. After Uzbekistan, Kenya, India and South Korea will be on the route. İsmail GÜLLE, Chairman of TİM, said “We continue our activities within the scope of our mission to increase our country's exports and offer solutions to our exporters. In order to minimize the negative effects of the epidemic on our country's exports and the market losses suffered by our exporter companies, we start our virtual delegations with the coordination of our Ministry of Trade. We also plan to realize the virtual fairs for all sectors in July.
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) announced the provisional foreign trade data for April. In April, Turkey's export was $ 8.9 billion, decreasing 41,4 percent. Exports in the last 12 months decreased by 3.7 percent to $ 172 billion 706 million.
The second online panel of "TİM Export Talks" series, at which Turkish ambassadors are hosted within the scope of COVID-19 action plans, was held with the participation of İsmail Gülle, Chairman of TİM, and the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the Netherlands, Şaban Dişli. The panel titled “What Kind of Opportunities Are There for Exporters in the Netherlands After COVID-19?” was broadcasted live on TİM's social media accounts. At the panel, the measures taken in the Netherlands during the COVID-19 process, the post-epidemic situation of the Dutch economy, developments in the foreign trade of the two countries and opportunities for the upcoming period were evaluated.
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) has started to organize online panels called ‘TİM Export Talks' for drawing the direction of the trade on COVID-19 pandemic process and future. Turkish Exporters Assembly, which was starting its first panel with Turkey's Beijing Ambassador Abdulkadir Emin Önen, will share reports of panels with exporters. Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) Chairman İsmail Gülle told, “We started the first meeting with the Chinese market, which has an indispensable weight in the world economy. China is the country with the largest share in global trade at 12.4 percent and ranks second in the world's national income. After the online panels, we will present our China report, which will include important issues to use of 95 thousand exporters. Our exporters saw many crises and managed them very successfully. I hope that we will be successful in managing the pandemic crisis that we have experienced for the first time in the best way. In addition, Beijing Ambassador Abdulkadir Emin Önen stated that life in China has begun to return to normal and said, "We have strong contacts with everyone in China. There are a lot of opportunities for exporters."
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) announced the provisional foreign trade data for February. In February, exports renewed the record with $ 14.7 billion, increasing 2.3 percent. Annualized exports reached $ 182.1 billion.
A trade delegation was held between February 29th and March 4th to Doha, capital of Qatar, under the organization of the Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM). 34 Turkish exporters from 28 companies attended the delegation where a Turkish-Qatar Business Forum was held, followed by more than 500 business meetings between Qatari and Turkish companies
Turkish Exporters Assembly sent medical aid to China which struggling effects of the Corona Virus. About 200 thousand medical mask and a great number of medical equipment including protective glasses, disinfectant and gloves has arrived to China.
Turkish Exporters Assembly announced export figures for January. Türkiye's exports increased by 6.1 percent in January 2020 and reached 14 billion 765 million dollars. Annualized exports reached $ 181.6 billion.
Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM) announced December 2019 export figures. Türkiye's exports in December 2019 was $ 15.38 billion. In 2019, Türkiye's export rose to 180 billion and broke the historical new record. Monthly export records are broken in 8 months of 2019.
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) announced November 2019 export figures. Türkiye's exports in November 2019 was $ 16.21 billion. In the first 11 months of the year, exports rose by 1.8 percent to $ 165 billion.
Design Week Türkiye, the most important event of the Turkish design world organized for the 4th time, brought many domestic and foreign designers together. With its record-breaking number of participants, while adding another milestone to the path of making Türkiyethe most important design center of Eurasia, design awards were given to their owners within the Design Türkiye Industrial Design Competition which was held for the 8th time.
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) continues its efforts to ensure that Turkish exporters get more share in the Chinese market. Within this scope, an organization has been initiated for national participation to China International Import Expo (CIIE), the world's largest import expo, under the coordination of TİM. Having opened its doors to visitors on November 5, the expo is hosting 59 Turkish companies and 5 institutions promoting their products in various sectors ranging from food to cosmetics and from medical to textile, while participants are showing great interest to the shows and events held at the Turkish booth area.
While the leading countries have reduced their export since the beginning of 2019, Türkiyehas maintained its growth. Türkiye's export reached USD 16 billion 336 million in October with 2,9 percent growth in eight months.
Türkiye Exporters Council is continuing its endeavors to help women entrepreneurs willing to set sail to new markets. TİM Women's Council members visited the Netherlands in between 9-12 October in this context.
The loan package introduced to exporters by ING Türkiye and TİM collaboration was revised. Under the new protocol, TİM members will benefit from the Euro based 1 year term loans with a 2.50% interest and 1.85% fixed interest rates in revolving credits.
Export figures for August were announced in Sivas where the foundations of the Republic of Türkiye were laid. Türkiye's exports showed an increase of 1.7 percent in August and reached USD 13 billion 150 million.
Turkish Exporters Assembly, with the participation of Minister of Trade Mrs. Ruhsar Pekcan, announced July 2019 export data during the 4th of its Regional Councils - Turkish Exporters Assembly TİM Aegean Council in Izmir.
After the record breaking in consecutive months on export, the 9-day holiday of Ramadan was decisive in June export. Turkish Exporters Assembly, together with the Ministry of Trade, announced the figures of export in June. According to the General Trading System export decreased by 14.9 percent and was 11 billion 597 million dollars and according to the Special Trade System, export decreased by 14.2 percent and was 11 billion 89 million dollars. TİM Chairman Ismail Gülle said “ In June, due to the 9- day-long holiday, we have exported in a higher daily performance.”
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM), held its 26th Annual General Assembly and award ceremony of export champions in 2018 was held. President Erdogan and many ministers, TİM council members, union presidents and representatives of non-governmental organizations attended the Annual General Assembly. The top 10 export companies were awarded.
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) has gathered for its 26th Ordinary General Assembly and held the awards ceremony for export champions of 2018. Speaking at the ceremony held with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, TIM President İsmail Gülle said: “In 2018, our firms, which entered the top 1000 list, increased their export volumes to $102.8 billion, with an increase of 11 percent compared to the previous year, that is 1.5 times the increase in global trade. Our country, Turkey is growing and will grow with the fuel of our exports which are our pride in the global arena. From now on our vision is ‘Turkey in the Information Competition.”
TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle Evaluated the Export figures in March 2019: “Monthly export records will continue to support our national growth, welfare and employment. As we announced this year will the Year of Sustainability and Reform in our Exports.”
The second of Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) Delegates Workshop was held in Istanbul. Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, Minister of Trade Ruhsar Pekcan and 450 delegates representing 83 thousand exporters of TİM from different regions of Turkey's attended to workshop.
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM), has declared the year 2019 as the year of “the First Step into Exports”. With the first step program, which will be organized in all the provinces of Turkey, entrepreneurs from all ages will be able to benefit from the trainings, seminars and the interactive “export game”.
The Chairman of Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM), İsmail Gülle said, “I consider the SME loan package, which was announced today, as a sign of a new act of the balancing of the economy. I would like to congratulate the Minister of Treasury and Finance, Mr. Berat Albayrak for managing the economic stabilization process successfully.”
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) Chairman İsmail Gülle assessed the year 2018, and announced the forecasts and the agenda for 2019. The Chairman said; “In the shadow of a global trade war, we spent a difficult year in 2018.
Awards for Turkey's 500 Top Service Exporters found their owners in the ceremony, organized by TİM with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Minister of Treasury and Finance Dr. Berat Albayrak, Minister of Trade Ruhsar Pekcan, Minister of Family, Labor and Social Services Zehra Zümrüt Selçuk, Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank and Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Mehmet Cahit Turhan. Turkish Airlines (THY), SunExpress and Pegasus became the first three service-exporting companies across Turkey. İsmail Gülle, who made a speech in the ceremony, said “Our goal is ‘Turkey with foreign trade surplus' and we are moving forward with this goal. In this sense, in the export of both goods and services and in this sense, in the export of both good and services, we are moving forward with this goal. In this period, which we are moving at the level of 200 billion dollars in exports, we attach a special importance to service exports in our strategies for the future.
Board Meeting of TİM was held in İstanbul with the participation of Mrs. Pekcan, the Minister of Trade. In the meeting, TİM Chairman Gülle said “In our country, as it is today, the necessary infrastructure will be created for a much larger export jump in the coming period. We also believe that we will take our exports to much better points with the support of our Minister. The real expert of export is TİM. Our goal is clear: Turkey with foreign Trade surplus."
Under the auspices of President Erdoğan, “Turkish Defense Industry Summit” was held at the Beştepe Nation Congress and Culture Center. TİM Chairman Gülle, who made a speech in the Summit, evaluated that he exports made in the defence industry will be one of the most important supports for Turkey to reach its export target and said “The level that our defence industry reached in the last 15 years is one of the greatest indicators of our success as the country in the move of national and domestic industry.”
TİM President İsmail Gülle and the new TİM Secretary General Prof. Dr. Kerem Alkin met the economic directors of the newspapers and shared the objectives of the new era. TİM Chairman Gülle said “We will take firm steps to our “Turkey with foreign trade surplus” goal.
Turkey Exporters' Assembly (TIM) Chairman Ismail Gülle said, "We realized the highest monthly export in history in October. This time we are happy that we reached the highest November export of all the times. We are moving with our intensive efforts of our exporters to ensure end of year goal of 170 billions of dollar. While we carry the exports to new records, Mr. President has given us the good news that we will enter into a strong investment phase in 2019 by launching a new investment and employment campaign. We will also support the mobilization of employment as exporters and focus more on production and export.”
Turkey-Russia Business Forum and bilateral business negotiations, which is under the coordination of the Ministry of Trade and TIM organization, held in the capital of Russia Federation, Moscow on November 11-13, 2018.
The Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) today initiated a global campaign to announce the grand opening of Istanbul New Airport. Opening on 29th October 2018, housing 1.6m square metres of logistics space and with 5.5m tonnes of cargo capacity, the new airport is aiming to become the new global hub for exports.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recieved TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle and accompanying delegation in Çankaya Palace. In the meeting, the steps that will be taken for increasing export, which has a critical importance to break the economic traps set for Turkey through the exchange rates were discussed.
Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM) Delegates' Workshop was held this year for the first time in Istanbul. Vice President of Turkey Mr. Fuat Oktay, Trade Minister of Turkey Mrs. Ruhsar Pekcan and and 440 delegates representing 71,000 exporters, attended the workshop, hosted by TİM Chairman Mr. İsmail Gülle. In the workshop where there was a wide participation, the problems and suggestions of the exporters were discussed.
Chairman of the Turkish Exporters Assembly, İsmail Gülle hosted the 5th TİM Ambassadors Gathering in Cappadocia with the participation of ambassadors, mission chiefs, bureaucrats from 76 countries including the EU Turkey Delegation. With the highest participation rate ever, during the organization the participants have been informed about the latest developments concerning exports, Turkey's economy and TİM's activities. In addition, participants also had the chance to visit the historical and touristic places of Cappadocia.
Successful entrepreneurs of TIM - TEB Global House which was actualized by Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) in partnership with Turkish Economy Bank (TEB) in order to contribute to the entrepreneurship ecosystem, technological development and export volume of Turkey, were awarded.
Turkey Exporters Assembly (TIM) has established "TIM Women's Council" in order to increase the number of women exporters. Chairman Of TIM İsmail Gülle said “We reach our national targets much faster by increasing our exports in a continuous and permanent manner with the support of women. With our new council, we aim to solve the problems encountered by women exporters in the business world. We also aim to carry out their projects more effectively. Together with this council, we declare mobilization for exports.
TIM Chairman Ismail Gülle commented on the the syndicated loan renewed by Turk Eximbank from an international consortium which is under the coordination of Mizuho Bank. “In recent months, the contribution of the loans obtained from abroad has been great effect of our exports. We renewed our loan by 8.5% this year. So we created an additional monetary resource. This loan is the most important indicator of continued confidence in Turkey, the future of Turkish economy and Turk Eximbank.”
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) announced export figures of September with a press release which held in Antalya. Exports increased by 22,6% in September compared to the same month last year and reached 14.5 billion dollars; breaking the monthly export record for September. Also this month, the highest increase in exports of the last 13 months was experienced. Exports grew by 7 percent to 123,1 billion dollars in the first 9 months of the year and exports in the last 12 months increased by 7,6 percent to 165,1 billion dollars.
GULLE stated that they have created TIM Export Index with BIST in order to show the success performance of exporting companies and gave information about the certain conditions for being listed in this index.
“The Route” event organized by Turkish Exporter's Assembly (TIM) for the 15th time this year. The event focused on Philippines, one of the South-East Asian Countries. Chairman of TIM Mr. İsmail GÜLLE said the followings during his opening speech: “There is a change and transformation process in the world. Trade wars between the USA and PRC putting the international trade in a tough atmosphere. As Turkey, we always supported free trade which created a win win situation in our bilateral trade relations.”
“Turkish economy grew by 5.2% in the second quarter of this year compared to the same quarter last year. Thanks to the increase in private investments and the acceleration in the tourism sector, as it was expected, net exports contributed by 1 point to the growth. The share of exports in quarterly GDP was 22.5 percent.”
Chairman of Turkish Exporters' Assembly and Members of Board of Directors continue their visits in Ankara in order to conduct their work in harmony with the Government, have an exchange of ideas and congratulate the new cabinet with their new positions.
Chairman of TİM İsmail Gülle said “With the support provided, the companies in the region are expected to export. Our exporters in the region will no longer have a financial difficulty. Whether they are in İstanbul or Anatolia, whether they are SME or big companies, our exporters share the common problem: finance.”
One of the prominent examples of university - industry cooperation, InoSuit - Innovation Focused Mentorship Program 2017 November 3rd Quarter Knowledge and Experience Sharing Meeting took place at TİM.
The Sacrificing festival covered 9 days of work from August. As a result our exports has diminished 6,5% comparing to the same month last year, with the total value of 12,4 billion dollars. Our 8 month figures reached 108,7 billion dollars and the total value of the last 12 months is 162,4 billion dollars.
“The Route” event organized by Turkish Exporter's Assembly (TIM) for the 14th time this year, focused on Peru. Chairman of TIM Mr. İsmail GÜLLE said the followings during his opening speech: “There is a change and transformation process in the world. Free trade agreements are canceled, new barriers are put in front and trade wars are started by increasing taxes. In trade bilateral benefit is important. So unilateral measures will always damage international trade. Peru is a growing market for Turkish exporters and has an important economic potential in this sense. Turkey and Peru carry good advantages on their bilateral trade.”
İsmail Gülle, the President of TİM, said “Everybody knows that there is no economic reason behind the rise of the exchange rate. They are attacking our economy completely for political reasons. Day is the day of unity. The funds we give will return to our exporters 10 times more.”
Turkish ambassadors from various countries of the world who gathered in Ankara for 10th Ambassadors Conference organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs met with exporters in a working dinner held by Turkey Exporters Assembly (TIM) and Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK).
İsmail Gulle, the President of TİM, said that they have decided to activate the resources that TIM and exporters' associations have for exporters not to be negatively affected by the speculative fluctuations of currency exchange rates.
Ministry of Trade, which was formed by merging the Ministry of Customs and Trade and the Ministry of Economy, joined forces with Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) in announcing the preliminary export figures.
Turkey-Nigeria Business Forum and bilateral business negotiations, which is under the coordination of the Ministry of Trade and TIM organization, held in the commercial capital of Nigeria, Lagos on August 2, 2018.
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) Chairman, İsmail Gülle, evaluated the announced CBRT Balance of Payments. According to data, current account deficit reached $27.7 billion in the first five months of the year. Gülle stated that; "The current account deficit is one of the major problems of our country.
Gülle stated that; “Under the leadership of President Erdoğan, the new government that will carry Turkey to 2023 targets, is now certain. With the new system, bureaucracy will be reduced and the decision-making mechanisms will act more effectively.”
Gülle said that: “The decision which came into force on Friday evening, put an additional 25 percent tax on 818 products imported by the US. This decision will affect not just these two countries but the welfare of whole world.”
In June, automotive was the leading sector with $2.5 billion dollars. The sector's exports increased by 1.9% compared to the same month of the previous year. Automotive was followed by chemicals with $1.42 billion, apparel with $1.36 billion.
Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM) 25th General Assembly where 3 candidates competed, İsmail Gülle has been elected as a new chairman with 149 votes of the 398 delegates. The new chairman, Gülle said, "From now on, I will use this job in your best interest. Chair will shrink, services will grow ". Also 27 chairman of the sector councils have been elected at the General Assembly.
TİM Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi thanked the Government for supports such as green passport, Eximbank support and project based incentive system, which were given to the exporters so far and he said, "However, our expectations have not finished. As exporters we have 10 new demands from our government.
The champions league ranking was announced in 2018 with record-breaking exports. According to the study of "Türkiye's Top 1000 Export 2018", the top 1000 companies realized a total of 102.8 billion dollars of exports increased by 10.5 billion compared to the previous year. These companies are the biggest indicator that Türkiye's exports to be spread throughout the operating in 50 provinces. The automotive sector continued its leadership, Ford Otomotiv was the leader of Türkiye's export. The second place was Toyota and Tofaş was third.