Business services was the most popular sector for FDI into Turkey in 2011, a significant change from 2010 when it was the fourth most popular sector in the country. It recorded the largest year-on-year increase in project numbers of any sector in the country, with a 50% increase compared to 2010. In total there were 18 projects recorded in the Turkish business services sector in 2011, with $65.6m of capital invested and 272 jobs created through FDI.

Many of the companies investing in Turkey in 2011 were doing so as part of a global growth strategy. In September, UK-based architectural firm Broadway Malyan established an office in Istanbul. The following month, France-based contractor Vinci also opened an office in the city. Istanbul was the most popular destination for Turkish FDI, with 13 projects recorded in the city in 2011. 


The financial services sector was the second most popular sector for Turkish FDI in 2011, recording 13 projects. Automotive original equipment manufacturing and communications were the third and fourth most popular sectors, with 10 and nine projects, respectively.