News from YASED


YASED Members Get Together with the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology at the “Digital Transformation” Workshop

Top ranking officials from YASED member corporations met with the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology to exchange ideas on what needs to be done as part of Turkey’s “Digital Transformation” process, focusing on current best efforts.


YASED Puts Foreign Trade and Customs Issues on the Table

Ahmet Erdem, the Chairman of the International Investors Association (YASED)


YASED organized a "Personal Data Security" conference

The “EU General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR)”, which will enter into force in May, was discussed at the conference that was organized in Istanbul on March 29, 2018, with the participation of the members of International Investors Association (YASED), Personal Data Protection Authority (KVKK) and foreign senior experts.


YASED and Grand National Assembly of Turkey Committee on Industry, Trade, Energy, Natural Resources, Information and Technology Meeting

Structural Reforms Must Continue For Sustainable Growth


Opportunity equality should be ensured, the employment rate of women should be increased

In its message published for World Women’s Day on March 8


YASED Convenes with Four Ministries in Ankara for the ‘International Investors Consultation Meeting’

YASED Chairman Erdem: “To achieve a sustainable improvement in the business and investment environment, and position our nation as a regional hub, we must


YASED attends the "EU-Turkey High-Level Economic Dialogue Meeting"

On December 8, The International Investors Association attended the “EU-Turkey High-Level Economic Dialogue Meeting” held in Brussels.


YASED Held Consultation Meetings with the Ministers of Finance, Economy and Labor & Social Security

YASED (International Investors Association) held a series of consultation meetings; with the Ministry of Finance on November 16, 2017, Ministry of Economy on November 21, 2017 and Ministry of Labor and Social Security on November 30, 2017. During these meetings, key topics on YASED agenda were discussed with the related Ministers and their high-level ministry officials.


Business World Discussed Third Party Ethics and Compliance Risks

The “Third Party Integrity and Compliance Risks of International Companies & Their Management Conference”, organized in cooperation with YASED and TEID, focused on how to mitigate integrity and compliance risks arising from relations with third parties as well as relevant best practices.


‘Steps should be taken to make Turkey closer to EU’

Ahmet Erdem, YASED Chairman, invited the leaders of European Union (EU) members to take constructive steps to make Turkey closer to the EU.


Relations between Turkey and the USA Should Return To Normal

YASED Chairman Ahmet Erdem says that international direct investors expect that the political issues between Turkey and the USA be resolved by diplomacy and that bilateral relations return to normal as soon as possible.


Deputy Prime Minister Şimşek Talked with International Investors

Mehmet Şimşek, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, talked with the senior managers of YASED-member international investor companies in Turkey and overseas via an international teleconference.


Turkey Must Place The Aim Of Becoming A Regional Center At The Heart Of Its Growth Strategy

Mr. Faruk Özlü, Minister of Science, Industry and Technology, convened with senior executives of YASED (International Investors Association)-member companies in Istanbul. The purpose was to discuss the potential improvement in governmental incentives as well as other related efforts, in order to help scale up the number and activity of R&D centers Turkey.


Minister of Economy Zeybekci came together with YASED Members

Minister of Economy, Mr. Nihat Zeybekci came together with senior executives of International Investors Association-YASED-member companies in Istanbul in order to assess the investment and business environment in Turkey. During the meeting, international direct investment opportunities and incentives for mega infrastructure projects were brought to the table.


Press Release for the 15th of July

As the International Investors Association - YASED, representing more than 75% of the international direct investments in Turkey, we are gratefully remembering once more our citizens and security forces who died or who were injured for their homeland while trying to prevent the attempt for the coup d'état aiming to destroy the democratic constitutional order in our country in the night of July 15, 2016.


Consultation Meeting With International Investors YASED-TOBB Joint Statement

International Investors Association - YASED and the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) held a Consultation Meeting in Ankara on July 12 with the participation of top executives of international direct investment companies.


YASED Organizes a Workshop on Personal Data Protection

YASED Law & IPR Working Group and Personal Data Protection Sub-Group organized a workshop on June 6, 2017 with the participation of President of Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority (KVKK) Prof. Dr. Faruk Bilir, YASED Law & IPR Working Group Chairman Mr. Selçuk Karaçay and YASED members in order to discuss the law on personal data protection.


Import Taxes Increase Production Cost

According to the report by YASED Work Group on Foreign Trade and Customs, the taxes applied on importation for protective purposes increase the production costs. Turkish Ministry of Economy and YASED members gathered to discuss the subject.


Naci Ağbal, Turkish Minister of Finance, Gathered with YASED Members

Naci Ağbal, Turkish Minister of Finance and His Team gathered with YASED members to exchange ideas on YASED agenda. 


YASED High Advisory Council Meeting

Members’ ideas and suggestions were reviewed in the High Advisory Council meeting held


An Update for the Customs Union Agreement may Contribute 0.98% to GDP

An update for the Customs Union Agreement may increase GDP of Turkey 0.98% especially with the contribution of the agriculture industry.


YASED and VDK Officers Came Together

Officers, led by head of Tax Inspection Board (VDK) Hüseyin Karakum, came together with YASED Work Group on Tax and Incentives (YWGoTI) to sort out issues encountered in tax review and audit processes.


YASED Consultation Meeting

YASED held a consultation meeting for its members on April 20. Güven Sak, head of TEPAV, attended the meeting as the guest speaker.


More Women as Top Level Managers Mean Improved Efficiency of Businesses

YASED, in celebration of ‘March 8th Women's Day’, stresses that employment of women is among the key prerequisites of sustainable growth and improved welfare.


Message of Condemnation

YASED – International Investors Association strongly condemns the terrorist attack on civilians in Istanbul at the first hours of the New Year.

With contributions of Vodafone