Press Releases


The 37th YASED General Assembly Meeting took place with the participation of Nihat Zeybekci, Minister of Economy.

YASED: “Today prioritization of policies that will boost international direct investments (FDI) is more important than ever for our country.”


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 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 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 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.


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.


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 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.


YASED High Advisory Council Meeting

Members’ ideas and suggestions were reviewed in the High Advisory Council meeting held on May 11 to determine YASED's "New Term Strategy and Work Schedule".


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.


YASED President Ahmet Erdem: "An FDI Strategy Document should be Drawn Up"

Attending the first YOİKK (Coordination Council for the Improvement of the Investment Environment) of the year...


Erdmann: "Thinking about Whether Turkey will be a Member of the EU is Meaningless"

Germany's Ambassador Martin Erdmann said that the question "Will Turkey one day be a member of the EU?"...


YASED'S Recommendations Are on the Finance Ministry's Agenda

The recommendations of the International Investors Association (YASED) on increasing the attraction of Turkey's...


The Guest Expert at the Second of the YASED Talks was Sir Martin Sorrell

At the second of the YASED Business Lounge Meetings, the Board Member and CEO of WPP...


YOİKK Holds Second Meeting in Ilgaz

The Coordination Council for the Improvement of the Investment Environment (YOİKK) held...

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