Foreign Direct Investment in Türkiye


Türkiye's impressive growth performance and structural reforms implemented over the past decade and a half have landed it on the radar of many international investors. According to EY, Türkiye became the 5th most popular FDI destination with 264 projects in overall Europe in 2021, increasing its ranking from 7th in 2020, while increasing its share in overall Europe from 3.7 percent in 2020 to 4.5 percent in 2021. In addition, within its peer countries in emerging Europe, Türkiye was ranked as the top FDI destination, with a 27 percent increase in total FDI projects


FDI Inflows to​ Türkiye ​

Up until 2002, total FDI into Türkiye stood only at USD 15 billion, while the country attracted around USD 240 billion of FDI during the 2003-2021 period.


FDI Inflows to​ Türkiye ​(Cumulative –  USD billion)​


Source: Central Bank of the Republic of Türkiye


Sectoral Breakdown of FDI Inflows into Türkiye

With finance and manufacturing sectors having attracted the highest amount of investments in Türkiye, sectoral breakdown of FDI became significantly diversified in line with Türkiye's 2023 vision of having a higher position in the global value chain.


Top Sectors (2003-2021)


Source: Central Bank of the Republic of Türkiye​


Regional Breakdown of FDI Inflows into Türkiye

The majority of FDI inflows to Türkiye have originated from Europe, North America, and the Gulf countries during the past 18 years, while the share of Asia has been noticeably on the rise.​


Top Investors ​(2003-2021)

Source: Central Bank of the Republic of Türkiye​


Companies with International Capital

As of mid-2022, the number of companies with international capital in Türkiye hit 78,257, up from 5,600 in 2002.


Number of Companies with International Capital​


Source: Ministry of Industry and Technology



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Brief-Amendment on Turkish Land Registry Law
FDI Law in Turkey
FDI Inflows to Turkey (Cumulative - USD billion)
FDI Inflows to Turkey by Sector (2002-2017)
FDI Inflows to Turkey by Country (2002-2017)
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