INVESTORS’ ULTIMATE GUIDE TO INVEST IN ISTANBUL Istanbul, with a population of 14.8 million, is Turkey’s largest urban city. Located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, the city has been a checkpoint for merchandise trade for centuries, all the way from Far East Asia to Europe. Therefore, Istanbul is firmly connected to global markets, yet remains economically resilient.

Istanbul’s cosmopolitan and intercultural spirit is proved by the fact that nearly thirty-two thousand international companies operate in the city. Businesspeople choose Istanbul as an investment destination due to the fact that it has a supportive, stable and competitive business environment.

Invest in Istanbul is an official organization, coordinated by Istanbul Development Agency in partnership with the Governorship of Istanbul, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Istanbul Chamber of Commerce and Istanbul Chamber of Industry, aiming to promote Istanbul’s investment opportunities and assist international investors not only throughout all bureaucratic steps necessary for starting up their businesses in Istanbul but in completing all procedures and operations under a single roof.

Operating on full confidentiality, Invest in Istanbul’s services embrace the consultation and business facilitation practices. Investors from all over the world are informed about business procedures as well as investment opportunities and provided insights into economic outlook in the city.

Invest in Istanbul brings together the wide range of businesses to share best practice, collaborate and innovate. Besides, the organization is responsible for informing and guiding investors about issues such as setting up businesses, taking necessary measures to overcome obstacles that investors encounter in the city, investment incentives in the region, business opportunities and networking.

Invest in Istanbul carries out services with the cooperation of prominent partners in Istanbul; among whom are governmental bodies, local stakeholders and business & trade associations. In the "Doing Business Index" published by the World Bank every year, Turkey is not at the desired level. Invest in Istanbul aims to move Turkey to the top spots of the list.

For more info: www.invest.istanbul