​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Turkish government has always prioritized reforms for a qualified workforce, innovative production, sustainable growth, ​a sustainable environment, and international cooperation for development.​

A sweeping reform process was started back in the early 2000s and is continuing even today.

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​​In 2002, the average number of days that it took to set up a company was 38, whereas today it has been reduced to 6.5 in line with the reform process.

Number of Days to Set up a Company – 2018 

Source: World Bank​

Thanks to the extensive reforms made over the past 16 years, today Turkey is well below the OECD average in terms of the number of restrictions imposed on foreign investors.

FDI Restrictiveness Index 2018
​​Source: OECD​

As a result of recent improvements in business regulations, Turkey has achieved a remarkable increase in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business rankings – jumping to 43rd place among the 190 benchmarked countries. 

Ease of Doing Business Change in Score (2019 vs. 2018)
​​Source: World Bank​