Cultural tips for doing business in Turkey
Read this Export Development Canada overview on etiquette style in this key market
With its intriguing mix of cultures, architecture and ever-changing landscapes, it’s easy to see why Turkey is one of the world’s most visited travel destinations.
As a member of the G20 and Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Turkey is a significant trading partner for Canada and continues to offer opportunities to our exporters and investors.
With a population of 84 million, numerous signed trade agreements and an enviable geographical location, Turkey offers access to 1.5 billion people and a combined market worth of US$24 trillion gross domestic product (GDP) in Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia.
In 2020, Canada-Turkey bilateral trade was more than C$3 billion, despite the challenges posed by COVID-19. There’s still considerable untapped potential in sectors such as infrastructure, power, advanced manufacturing, cleantech, information and communications technology and agri-food.
From the importance of being punctual and building strong relationships and trust, read our insightful EDC guide to discover the top etiquette tips for doing business in Turkey.