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Italian firms enjoy investing in Turkey: Survey

Rome-based institution research shows Italian companies see Turkey's business conditions positive

Baris Seckin   | 21.01.2020
Italian firms enjoy investing in Turkey: Survey

ROME

Some nine out of every 10 Italian companies are pleased to invest in Turkey, according to a Rome-based institution's research.

87% of firm representatives, participating in the survey, recommend the Turkish market to other companies, according to the Centre for International Politics Studies' (CeSPI) survey, released late Monday during a press conference in the capital Rome.

80% of firms also see Turkey's geopolitical location as a positive factor for business opportunities, while 85% of companies said making business in Turkey is safe.

Arda Ermut, the president of Turkey's Investment Office, said during the conference that the survey's positive results are important for Turkey.

Turkey will focus on 10% of companies, which are not satisfied with investing in Turkey, and make their experience positive, he noted.

It is important that Italian investors see Turkey's judicial system, financial discipline and potential positive, stressed Ermut.

"We will perform better in the coming period and try to attract more investment from Italy to Turkey," he added.

Daniele Frigeri, the director of the CeSPI, said Turkey and Italy are important trade partners and the survey was conducted for analyzing Turkey's perception.

* Writing by Gokhan Ergocun from Istanbul.

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