Press Releases


YASED High Advisory Council Meeting

The YASED 2019 High Advisory Council (HAC) meeting was held on 30 May 2019.


YASED Development Workshop

The Presidency of Turkey, Presidency of Strategy and Budget and YASED organized a workshop within the scope of the preparations for the 11th Development Plan covering the period of 2019-2023.


YASED’s “World Intellectual Property Day” Message

In its message published for the “World Intellectual Property Day”, “Assurance of the Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights in Turkey at the level of international standards bears critical and great importance for ensuring a sustainable investment flow,” says YASED – International Investors Association.


YASED Customs and Trade workshop held in Istanbul

Conducting activities for the improvement of the business and investment environment in Turkey and the sustainable increase of global competitive power of the country economy, YASED organized a workshop together with the Deputy Minister of Trade, Rıza Tuna Turagay, on May 17th in Istanbul, with the participation of its members in order to discuss the matters of foreign trade and customs.


Ayşem Sargın Attends the Meeting of the Coordination Council for the Improvement of the Investment Environment

Ayşem Sargın, chairperson of the International Investors Association (YASED), attended the meeting of the Coordination Council for the Improvement of the Investment Environment (YOİKK), chaired by the Vice President Mr. Fuat Oktay, organized on April 25 at the Presidential Complex.


YASED continues its Ankara contacts also in April…

New Board of Directors of YASED International Investors Association taking office in February continued its visits and contacts in Ankara in April as well.


Journalist Author Murat Yetkin was a guest in YASED Business Lounge Meeting…

YASED International Investors Association held its fifth Business Lounge meeting with participation of Murat Yetkin, journalist-author in Istanbul on April 3rd These meetings are organized regularly for the purpose of increasing the efficiency of its communication with its members and assessing important topical issues.


YASED: We Focus on Economic Reform and Aim for Sustainable Development

We support the road map stipulated to be realized in 2019 within the scope of the New Economy Program (NEP) announced by our Minister of Treasury and Finance Mr. Berat Albayrak today. We consider it significant that the economy administration took action in terms of economic reforms that shall ensure the sustainability of growth following March 31 Local Elections.


YASED: Economic development is only possible by investing in women

Having congratulated all women on the occasion of ‘March 8 International Women’s Day, YASED emphasized that sustainable growth and increase in welfare can be achieved through active participation of women in business life. YASED pointed out the importance of the empowerment of women in business life and society for the future of Turkey.


YASED’s Ankara Contacts in March

On the first day of their contacts in Ankara, YASED’s Board of Directors visited Mr. Fatih Kacır and Mr. Hasan Büyükdere, Deputy Ministers of Industry and Technology, and Mr. Osman Dinçbaş, Deputy Minister of Treasury and Finance, and Prof. Dr. Yavuz Atar, Deputy Chairman of Education and Training Policies Board of the Presidency.


Turkey-EU High Level Economic Dialogue Meeting

The third Turkey-EU High-Level Economic Dialogue meeting was held in Istanbul on February 28, 2019.


Advisory Board Meeting of the Ministry of Trade

YASED attended the meeting of the Ministry of Trade Advisory Board, chaired by Minister of Trade Ruhsar Pekcan, on 22 February 2019.


YASED International Investors Association held its 38th Ordinary General Assembly

YASED's 38th Ordinary General Assembly was held in Istanbul with the participation of Minister of Industry and Technology, Mustafa Varank.


YASED’s Visit to the Ministry of Industry and Technology

Delegation of YASED’s Technology and Innovation Working Group, led by Working Group Chairperson Mustafa Ayhan, met M. Bilal Macit, the General Director of R&D Initiatives at the Ministry of Industry and Technology, on January 29th, 2019 in Ankara.


YASED Delegation Discusses National Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy and Action Plan in Ankara

YASED delegation congratulated Mr. Mandal on his assignment as the Vice President of Presidential Council on Science, Technology and Innovation Policies.


YASED Delegation Paid a Visit to the Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology Fatih Kacır

Delegation of YASED’s Technology and Innovation Working Group, led by the Secretary General Özlem Özyiğit and the Chairperson of theWorking Group, Mustafa Ayhan, visited Fatih Kacır, Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology, on January 17th, 2019 at his office.


The Council of the Presidency on Health and Food Policies Meeting

The members of YASED’s Access to Health Working Group, visited Prof. Dr. Mr. Necdet Ünüvar, member of the Council of the Presidency on Health and Food Policies, on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2019.


Informative Meeting on The Protection of Value of The Turkish Currency

YASED organized an informative meeting on December 12th, 2018.


YASED organized an informative training about VERBİS

YASED organized a meeting on December 5th, 2018.


YASED CEO Forum Meeting

Senior executives from YASED member companies met on November 21st, in the regular CEO Forum Meetings.


YASED International Investors Association: We are proud that Turkey has climbed 17 ranks in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business Index...

The World Bank released the "Ease of Doing Business Report 2019". In the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business Index, Turkey has risen 17 ranks compared to the previous year, and ranked 43 among 190 countries.


YASED Chairman meets the German Investors Committee

YASED International Investors Association Chairman Ahmet Erdem attended the 'Consultation Meeting with Germany Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy and German Investors' held in Ankara on October 26, 2018 as a speaker.


YASED (International Investors Association): Reforms supporting value added investments should continue

With the cooperation of the Ministry of Industry and Technology, YASED (International Investors Association) organized a workshop in Istanbul on October 25, 2018 to evaluate the investment and business environment in Turkey.


YASED (International Investors Association) Attended the NGO Advisory Council Meeting of the Ministry of Trade

YASED attended the monthly held meetings of the Ministry of Trade, "Advisory Council with NGOs", held under the chairmanship of Ruhsar Pekcan, Minister of Trade, to consult and evaluate the agenda topics.


YASED Members Explain the Contribution of International Direct Investments to the Economy At ITU

"We believe for Turkey to achieve its objective to become one of the 10 biggest economies in the world by 2023, it should also be within the top 10 rank with the highest attraction of FDI (international direct investments)," said Özlem Özyiğit, YASED Secretary General.

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