A bridge between East & West
Turkey is strategically located as an international hub with access to 56 countries within a four-hour flight distance. Turkish airlines flies to 102 countries with more than 233 destinations.
More than 50% of Turkey’s 78m population is under the age of 30 (25% between 0-14). Turkey has the 4th largest labour force compared to EU-27 countries.
Turkey is one of the fastest growing energy markets in the world at the crossroads of major oil and gas pipelines thanks to its close proximity to 72% of the World’s proven gas and oil reserves.
Turkey is the world’s 17th and Europe’s 6th largest economy. Over the past 30 years, the country showed an average economic growth rate of around 4.5% per annum, with fast recovery from severe economic crises.