On the other hand, the technological
development in Turkey has been unbeliev-
able: The number of mobile phones reached
3G subscribers reached to 42 million.
Internet users reached to 50 million.
It took the place near top in the world in
Facebook with 32 million users.
Internet delivery speed increased 10
times and rose from 160 Gigabit/sec to
The lowest broadband speed has risen up
to 8 Megabit/sec in residential areas.
Turkey has started to produce its own
satellite, its own plane and car.
In the last decade, the annual production of
insurance sector grew �ive times and incre-
ased to USD 11 billion fromUSD 2 billion. Although the share of
1.5 % in the GDP of the insurance sector is very small, the total
amount of risk guaranteed by the insurance sector is USD 24
trillion which is equivalent to 30 years of GDP.
Insurance sector has made a very good start to 2013. In the
�irst half, the sector reached 25% of growth rate. Particularly,
the public contribution and support in BES, DASK and casco
insurance were the success factors behind the growth in
recent period. With the decrease in the number of damages
and accidents, the sector aims at completing a pro�itable year.
Year 2023, the 7th Biggest Economy of the
How? By moving always further, upward and to the top, always
How? By never losing, never failing.
How? By not suffering from crisis, disasters, big damages.
How? Insurance. Insurance. Insurance.
Yes, the mountain climbers, when climbing to the top, pound
nails to the mountain in regular intervals and tie the rope at
their waists to the hooks in the nails not to fall from where
they are. When they face with an unfavourable situation, when
their hands or feet slide, the nails keep the climbers in their
place. Thus, they can always move forward without falling to
the bottom in their way to the top. Just like the climbers, all
the people in Turkey who aim the top in terms of economy can
pound a nail with insurance and can continue climbing without
People wait for the opportunities
Opportunities wait for the people
People wait, opportunities wait
It is always the excuse who wins
Turkey has used the opportunities very well
in the last decade and excuse didn’t win in
Each step, required to be taken with great
courage, has been taken, one by one.
Industrialists, white collars, entrepreneurs,
exporters, investors, companies and busi-
ness men across all sectors have bene�ited
from the stable policy environment and
stability in Turkey and caught up with the
stable growth. In contrast to the economic
crisis in many countries in the world, the companies in Turkey
has grown incredibly by 10 to 100 times.
All the stigma, failures and loss of the past have been cleared
one by one.
The Treasury has paid, including principal and interest amound,
USD 5 billion to victims of İmar Bank and nearly USD 75
billion to the depositors of other banks which went bankrupt.
Nearly USD 5 billion which was accumulated in Mandatory
Savings Account (TTH) years ago has been paid to their owners.
In early 2005, six zeros have been removed from Turkish Lira
(TRY) and TRY started its honourable increase. The value of
TRY against world currencies has increased. Public banks,
which used to write-of huge losses a decade ago, improved, by
announcing record rates of pro�it, that they are the mainstay
of Turkish economy and the biggest scaffolding for a powerful
Turkey has achieved and experienced big successes in the last
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has increased by four
times and increased to USD 800 billion from USD 200 billion.
Income per capita has increased by three times and increased
to USD 10.500 from USD 3.500.
“Real growth” of Turkey has been realized as 5.3% on
Turkey grew more than 100% in real terms.
Public debt to gross national product ratio regressed to 40%.
Foreign direct investment has reached to USD 140 billion.
The debt to IMF has been paid off.
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