President of the Presidency Investment Office Burak Dağlıoğlu, in London, where he was to meet with international investors, answered questions about the interest of international investors in Turkey, Turkey-England economic relations and sectors where investments can gain momentum in the future.

Dağlıoğlu, who shared the information that last year foreign investments in Turkey were 13.3 billion dollars, said, “As we always say, we generally get a 1 percent share from the investments in the world. Our goal is to increase this to 1.5 percent. The data for the first 4 months of this year have been announced and ( We are talking about an investment of approximately 4 billion dollars (during this period).

The last twelve months’ data has exceeded 14 billion dollars. We think we can attract more investment than we did last year. In this context, there is a very positive trend, the interest of the investor continues to increase. In the post-election period, international investors have turned their attention to Turkey. The increase in these investments in the coming months will not be a surprise,” he said.

One-on-one meetings with British companies for investment projects

Dağlıoğlu stated that the trade volume between Turkey and the UK is approximately 19 billion dollars, and that of the more than 250 billion dollars of international direct investment Turkey has received in the last 20 years, 13.5 billion dollars is made by UK-based companies.

Noting that approximately 3,200 UK-based companies operate in Turkey, Dağlıoğlu said that a wide financial investor base, including finance companies, development capital investments and technology investments, has invested in Turkey from the UK.

Noting that the manufacturing, telecom and energy sectors also draw attention in terms of the presence of British investors, Dağlıoğlu noted that they are working to advance private investment projects and projects on the agenda by meeting directly with companies in London within the scope of the Century of Turkey.

“Türkiye is solid and growing fast”

Dağlıoğlu stated that they see investment opportunities in certain areas by taking into account the developments in the world, geopolitical developments affect supply chains, and sustainability and digitalization stand out as important agenda items.

On the other hand, Dağlıoğlu stated that there are some difficulties in “reaching talent and competence” in the world, “Our claim is that Turkey has already become a production, R&D, logistics and management center in its region. We can now make Turkey a center that provides access to international markets. we think.

Here, we think that England will contribute to Turkey due to its strong industrial background and being a financial center in its region. In technology entrepreneurship, which is an important agenda in Turkey, we can earn significant investments and get financing from Turkey,” he said.

Dağlıoğlu continued his speech as follows:

“In the period we are talking about for the next 5 years, Turkey will show them that it is a strong partner of international investors as it has been in the last 20 years. Turkey is a solid, resilient and fast growing country, it keeps the investment environment and climate updated in line with new trends with continuous reforms.

It offers an investor friendly investment environment. Turkey’s deep and wide talent pool is attractive to investors and Turkey’s unique geographical location. We’re talking about a country that provides access to global markets at the intersection of Asia, Europe and Africa.”

Investors’ interest in green economy is increasing in Turkey

Indicating that Turkey’s investment move in renewable energy has been going on for a long time, Dağlıoğlu stated that in addition to the increase in renewable energy capacity, Turkey plays a critical role in equipment production and supply chain for the sector.

Dağlıoğlu reminded that more than half of Turkey’s installed power exceeding 100 gigawatts is made up of renewable energy sources, especially in wind and solar energy equipment with a high domestic production rate.

Noting that they will continue to attract investors in the production of clean energy as well as in the production of equipment, Dağlıoğlu stated that nuclear is also called a green energy source and that very serious capacities will be created in this field in the coming period.

Dağlıoğlu said, “We see that investors’ perception of the green economy has increased in Turkey. The UK also draws attention as one of the main countries providing financing to these projects, as one of the investors.”

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