As the home base of the region, Istanbul has been hosting numerous international companies.
On account of its economy, young and qualified population, its strategic geographical location in terms of the regions and Europe, its accessibility as well as the cultural proximity and similar business manners, Istanbul is preferred by international companies. The markets of the Middle East, North Africa, South Europe and Central Asia are mostly being directed from Istanbul.
As of the end of 2018, the number of companies with international capital in Turkey is 58.376. 40.007 of them are located in Istanbul.
Its share in international investments accounts for 60% of Turkey’s share in the related area.
63% of the 12.634 companies with international capital founded in Turkey in 2019 are stationed in Istanbul.
Following are some of the Multinational Corporations in Istanbul:
- COCA COLA
- GE HEALTHCARE
- GLAXO SMITH KLINE
- LG ELECTRONICS
- SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC