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Turkish legislation for foreign investments

Turkish legislation for foreign investments

Updated on Monday 18th April 2016

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turkish_legislation_for_foreign_investments.jpgThe legislation that regulates the foreign investments in Turkey is in compliance with the international standards and all foreign investors are welcome in this country, without any discrimination. The main laws in the field of foreign investments are no. 4875 and 5084 and these have, as the major goal, encouraging foreign investments and protecting the rights of the investors.

Any foreign citizen is free to invest in Turkey as long as he respects the local legislation.

Before starting an investment in Turkey, a foreign entrepreneur should know the main regulations related to doing business in this country. If you don’t have time to read the laws or you need some legal terms to be explained, you may contact our Turkish lawyers. They will clarify your legal issues and help you start a company in Turkey.

International agreements

Turkey has signed a lot of bilateral agreements with other countries for the protection of foreign investments. Through these agreements, there were established favorable conditions for foreign businessmen interested in investing in Turkey and for increasing the volume of capital invested in Turkey’s economy. In order to ensure a business friendly environment for foreign investors in Turkey, the authorities from this country have signed over 70 double taxation treaties. The foreign investors from the countries that have signed the treaties are not required anymore to pay taxes in both countries.

Trade between Turkey and any of the countries that are EU members is free and it can be made with no custom restrictions.This country prepares for becoming a member of European Union in the next years.

What is foreign direct investment in Turkey?

Foreign direct investment in Turkey is defined by the Law no. 4875 that came into force in 2003. This term refers to foreign investors who open a company or a branch of their firm in Turkey or purchase shares in a company incorporated in Turkey.

For more details about the legislation related to foreign investments in Turkey, you may contact our law firm in Turkey. Our attorneys in Turkey offer you legal assistance for registering a company in Turkey and other forms of investments in this country.