Turkey attracts USD 6 billion investments in eight months

AA- Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Friday that Turkey attracted investments of around USD 6 billion in the first eight months of 2009. Turkey's Premier said Turkey drew that much investment in the first eight months of 2009 as the global crisis affected direct foreign investments. "Turkey will continue to attract more direct investments as the global crisis has been overcome", said Erdogan during a meeting at the Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey (ISPAT). Erdogan said Turkey has become a center of attraction for investments, thanks to its radical reforms, stability and strong economy. There are 22,821 international companies in Turkey, including 12,463 from European countries and 3,888 from the Near and Middle Eastern countries, Erdogan added.