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Doing business in Turkey

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Turkey.

Key data

Ease of Doing Business in Turkey
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.

Guides

Turkey company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.

Overseas Business Risk - Turkey
Report from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office looking at potential risks for UK businesses operating in this country. It includes economic and political risks, doing business, human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism, intellectual property and organised crime.

Doing Business in Turkey
Guide prepared by a local firm within the UHY network which provides an overview of the relevant issues to consider when establishing a business in this country. This publication is current at February 2018.

Atradius Country Report - Turkey
Overview published by Atradius covering the country's most important business sectors, key indicators, political and economic summaries and outlook. Updated in October 2018.

Turkey: Guide to Doing Business
Guide published by legal firm Lex Mundi, providing an overview of the legal and business environment in Turkey. Published in 2016.

Investor's Guide
Guide from the Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Investment Support & Promotion Agency. Includes information on establishing a business, financing, incentives and costs of doing business in Turkey. There is an investment process wizard which details the investment process for different sectors.

Exporting

On our Exporting to Turkey page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.

Corporate governance

European Corporate Governance Institute
The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) aims to provide 'a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice'. The ECGI website also provides a directory of national Corporate Governance Codes, Principles & Recommendations.

Law and regulation

Intellectual property rights in Turkey
Intellectual Property Office, November 2017
Guide produced by the UK IPO on how to protect and enforce your IP when trading with Turkey. It covers IP rights; laws, treaties and reciprocal agreements; protecting your trademark; copyright; protecting inventions; protecting designs; trade secrets and non-disclosure agreements; and IP enforcement and dispute resolution.

Doing Business law library
World Bank
Collection of business laws and regulations from economies around the world, linking to official government sources. Topics include company law, labour, tax and trade.

The float guide: How to float a company on the Turkish Securities Exchange
Overview prepared by the International Bar Association describing the process for initial public offering (IPO) by companies. The guide explains the steps involved and offers a typical timetable.

Doing business in… Country Q&A tool
Useful tool from Practical Law that allows users to compare summaries of key legal issues across several jurisdictions, including this country. Summaries cover:

  • the legal system
  • foreign investment
  • business vehicles
  • employment
  • tax
  • competition
  • intellectual property
  • marketing agreements
  • e-commerce
  • data protection
  • product liability.

Forums and support networks

Turkish British Chamber of Commerce & Industry
A support network for promoting business and trade between Britain and Turkey.

British Chamber of Commerce of Turkey
Organisation promoting bilateral trade.

Middle East Association
UK-based organisation promoting commercial engagement with the Middle East and North Africa.

Embassies and consulates

Publications

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Articles and books in the Library collection

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