Foreign and domestic investors meet on several sectors such as energy, defense and high-technology

Badeer Investment Summit hosts 1,500 business meeting

By Gokhan Ergocun

ISTANBUL

Some 1,500 meetings between domestic and foreign investors were held at the Turkey-Qatar Badeer Investment Platform summit.

The two-day I. Business World and Investment Opportunities Summit ended on Thursday.

The summit was attended by 300 foreign investors and 100 domestic business-people from various sectors, the platform said in a statement.

Foreign investors across the world including the U.S., Russia, France, and Qatar, are expected to invest $3 billion in Turkey, it added.

Bader Al Saeed, the head of Badeer Investment Platform, said Wednesday that Turkey was the cradle of investment with a large number of opportunities.

“Investment opportunities, which are provided in Turkey, cannot be found in any other country,” he added.

The platform assists international investors who have plans to invest in Turkey to get citizenship and choosing the right finance options, location and sector.

Ali Ercoskun, a board member of the platform, said in a statement that Turkey had some of the best investment incentives in the world.

“In recent years, especially Arab countries have been interested in investing in Turkey,” he said.

He added that Qatari people’s investments in Turkey totaled $1.75 billion in the last eight years and they want to invest $500 million in 2019.

The summit was held with support of the Turkish Presidency’s Investment Office and Trade Ministry,