An announcement released by the Ministry of Economy recently included an assessment by Minister Çağlayan on the entry of direct foreign investments in the first half of 2012.
Çağlayan stated that foreign direct investments for June alone were at one billion, 776 million dollars. When including June's figures, says Çağlayan, direct investments for the January to June period rose by 21 percent year-on-year, increasing from 6.8 billion dollars to 8.2 billion dollars. The Economy Minister went on to explain that capital inflow from EU nations continues, as 77.8 percent of direct investments were made from these countries.
Emphasizing that Turkey has practically become a 'rose garden' for international direct investments, Çağlayan completed his announcement by stating, "Turkey, which is a safe harbor for investors, will further strengthen this position in the upcoming period and will continue to be a popular destination for foreign direct investment. Our new incentive system was the most influential vehicle in the increase in foreign direct investment."