Economy (2009 est.) - GDP : $863.3 billion (2009 est.) (18 th ) - GDP growth rate : -5.6% (194 th ) - Unemployment rate : 14.5% (145 th ) - Main industry : Textile and cloth - Export : apparel, foodstuffs, textiles, metal manufactures, transport equipment - Import : machinery, chemicals, semi-finished goods, fuels, transport equipment
Manufacturing Business is weak!! Trade Business is good!!
Heritage of Ottoman Cuisine Surrounded by sea a fusion and refinement of Persian cuisine, Central Asian , Middle Eastern , Mediterranean , Caucasian and Balkan cuisines Spicy Spicy Spicy Spicy Spicy
the largest city in Turkey and fifth largest city proper in the world with a population of 12.8 million. - is also a megacity , as well as the cultural , economic , and financial centre of Turkey.
Byzantium Constantinople Istanbul
Characters of Turkish
Culture (5/7) - Turkish families love to offer som e thing to their guests or invite people. It can be lunch, dinner or a tea. If you have an invitation to visit a Turkish family, go with an empty stomach. - As an evidence of close relationship, whether you are invited to home or not is an important standard. - They love to be in the open place, outside, never blocked space-therefore Turkish people doesn’t like in-door place like karaoke. - Greetings to the elderly people : The elderly people give their hand and the youngest person kisses the hand and take the hand to his/her forehead as a sign of respect; - Like us : Turkish people give th ei r seat to the elderly people in public transportations. - Turkish has the polite form in their language.
Respectful to seniors
Descendant of nomads
Friendly to Korean / Aggressive, hot-tempered
Evil Eye : also known as Eye of Medusa; is believed to ward off bad spirits and bring good luck; can be found all over the Turkey in the form of pendants, key chains, stickers or even refrigerator magnet
“ Delicious” or “Taste good”
“ Pray for protecting us from bad spirits or bad luck”
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
The first president of Republic of Turkey
Making many revolutions in modern turkey
Do not blame him!!
Tips for business with Turkish (1/3)
Avoid Turkish holidays / daily prayer times / Ramadan
Much respect for rank, education and authority
Decisions are always made by the most senior people
You should address the eldest in the room first as a sign of respect
The distinctions between the professional and personal domains are not clear
Tips for business with Turkish (2/3)
The exchange of business card is common practice
Shake hand firmly with everyone present using your right hand
Do not use deadlines or pressure tactics. Be patient!
Establishing rapport is very important
It is respectful to address a Turkish professional by his or her occupational title alone ; ‘Doctor’, ‘Lawyer’
Tips for business with Turkish (3/3) (Do’s and Don’ts)
DO maintain eye contact with your Turkish counterpart while speaking, as Turks take this as a sign of sincerity.
DO dress conservatively.
DO ensure that you greet each of your Turkish counterparts individually.
DON’T back away if your Turkish colleagues stand close to you during conversation.
DON’T offer gifts that are too lavish or personal.
DON’T use deadlines or high pressure tactics during business negotiations.
Turkish Culture Quiz (True or False) During a business meal in Turkey, it is customary to share the bill.
Turkish Culture Quiz (True or False) False The concept of sharing the bill does not exist in Turkish culture. If you are invited out for dinner, the protocol of Turkish hospitality dictates that the host always pays for the meal.
Turkish Culture Quiz (True or False) Open displays of affection between two people is a common practice in Turkey.
Turkish Culture Quiz (True or False) False Affectionate behavior in public is considered inappropriate in Turkish culture.
Descendant of Ottoman
One of the world’s three food along with China and France
Vitality of personal connections
Respect to the seniors
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