Welcome to Turkey. The country’s economic growth record, talented young workforce and geographical location make this an attractive market to consider for investment and trade. It is a hub for access to regional markets, with political, economic and legal reforms also encouraging growth. Turkey has an open, varied economy. It is a market of challenges, but also presents significant opportunities for New Zealand businesses.
To find out more about this dynamic market, download our Turkey market guide on this page.
Here's a snapshot - you can find more detailed data in our guide.
|Export market ranking||NZ's 45th largest export market (20161)|
|Free trade agreements||None|
|Ease of Doing Business ranking2||69 of 190|
|Corruption Perceptions Index ranking3||81 of 180|
Getting to Turkey
Flying from New Zealand to Turkey means at least one stopover. Air New Zealand, Emirates and Singapore Airlines all offer non-direct flights. Depending on the stopover destination and waiting time, flight time is at least 20 hours.
When to visit
Turkey experiences hot summer and cold winters, sometimes with snow. The Turkish people generally go on summer holidays around July and August, and it is also a good idea to consider Turkey’s national holidays as some businesses may close over these periods.
Before you go, check Safe Travel for travel advisories on Turkey.
Turkish people are generally friendly, polite and extremely professional. In Turkey, the first meeting should always focus on establishing a connection – after all, the Turks consider business is personal. Listening and showing patience are two important qualities that are appreciated by locals.
Download our guide on this page for more cultural tips.
Getting the most out of your visit means hitting the ground running. Co-working is an excellent option if you’re staying put for more than a few days. Facilities vary, but typically you can expect a desk, and access to wifi, printer / scanner, tea / coffee and a lounge area. Some facilities may offer extended perks such as parking and on-site cafes. If you’re visiting the market solo, it also means the chance to work in the company of other like-minded business people and freelancers. Co-working spaces can be searched by city on Nomad List.
Connect with NZTE in Turkey
If you’re an NZTE customer and preparing to visit Turkey, please get in touch with your Customer Manager to discuss your plans and possible areas of assistance. If you don’t have a Customer Manager, contact our Advisor Team for more information.
New Zealand's relationship with Turkey
If you're looking for more information about our trade and diplomatic relationship with Turkey, take a look at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade website. Their Turkey page is packed with information, including a list of embassies and details of recent official visits.