О Турции

Представьте себе Шахерезаду из 1001 Ночи, танцующую экзотический танец живота в мистическом дворце, пока вы за чашечкой ароматного крепкого турецкого кофе с местными деликатесами обсуждаете новую бизнес-инициативу в самой древней и экзотической империи Старого Света с вашим деловым партнером. С чего вообще нам стоит начать рассказ о стране со столь богатой историей?
Турция - это жемчужина, цивилизация которой зародилась раньше древнегреческой и с самого начала входила в состав богатейших империй мира. Еще с первых этапов зарождения цивилизации эта территория была местом встречи персидских императоров с представителями народов Востока и Запада.
Mundo’s Freedom Rating

Mundo's country rating is essentially a freedom index whereby our team of specialists rates a combination of freedoms which include freedom from violence and personal attacks, financial freedom from high taxes and other government levies, and business freedom from government interference.

Political stability: 7 

Turkey is a country with considerable political stability. The country has been ruled by the same political class since 2003 and especially by the former Prime Minister (2003-2014) and afterward, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Its sustained economic growth and accurate foreign policy towards Europe and the Middle East have enabled it to enjoy stability enough to improve the country. 

It is precisely this stability that has allowed the government to overcome its tensest moments, such as the failed coup d'état of 2016. 

In turn, Syria is currently the epicenter of a conflict between Turkey, the Kurds, and the United States. This incursion is the third one the Turkish army has led in Syria since 2016 and has already caused at least 60,000 displaced people, yet, it only affects a small part of the country. Thus, if you have a business venture in Istanbul, this should not worry you too much.

Citizenship in Turkey

Can you imagine having a passport that gives you access to 114 countries in the world from the thirteenth largest economy in the world, free entry to the states of the European Union, and the possibility to apply for the American E-2 visa? What if we told you could have all that for a $250,000 investment?

Turkey's Citizenship by Investment program, announced in 2016, has become one of the most popular programs in the world. What makes it so attractive? That for just a $250,000 investment, you can apply to become a Turkish citizen.

Yes, as you read it. By investing US$ 250,000 in a real estate property, you can enjoy all the legal benefits of Turkish citizenship, plus having a profitable, robust investment.

Among the benefits, you’ll access the world and the possibilities of doing good business in the Turkish market, with the possibility of exporting products to Europe and applying for an American investment visa.

And the real estate market in Turkey is booming, so the $250,000 investment won’t be burnt money, but a secure investment with stable returns for you.

Moreover, it has something many Caribbean CBIs cannot rival: access to the American E-2 Visa. Further, it comes in the same price range as these programs, but real estate investments in Turkey are generally safer than in the Caribbean.

Finding a thriving market to move your company, a safe place for your family with good schools for your children, and a passport that protects you in the rest of the world is a decision that can change your life.

And because we know the enormous implications this decision can have for your quality of life, your family's peace of mind, and the well-being of your business, we want to guide you through the process.

If that wasn’t enough, Mundo has partnered with one of the top real estate developers in Turkey to offer you the possibility to gain access to some of the best projects that will bring high returns for you. This will simplify your application process as we will handle both parts: the investment and the application.

Read and learn the details about how to apply for the programs to become a Turkish citizen that this beautiful country has to offer.


Banking in Turkey

Turkey represents a robust an powerful banking system which is politically independent from Europe, The United States, China and Russia, and even the Arab world, which makes it a gateway for trade between these powers this means that having an account in a Turkish Bank is a sort of political risk insurance policy for your money.

It is not a secret that Covid-19 increased the risk of banks freezing money and governments are increasingly using political sanctions to justify bank freezing. Turkey does not bow to this pressure and is itself a powerful OECD partner. So, as long as you play by Turkish rules to hold your money, you can be relatively safe from interference. In other words, Turkish banks don’t need or rely on correspondent banking relationships with the other superpowers and therefore present an ideal banking diversification strategy.

 As an example, there are sanctions from the US Federal Reserve or limitations by China. For family offices, this presents an ideal area for fiscal diversification via holding bank accounts through their branch, subsidiary or corporate offices. The Turkish Banking system has become even more open to foreigners recently by offering one of the world’s top citizenship by investment options whereby you can buy a property and acquire a Turkish passport (see our passport section) and have your personal and corporate bank account as a Turkish Citizen.

Due to Turkey’s position as an independent political, military, and trading power its banking system cannot be bullied by the other superpowers, so your bank account and corporate interests in turkey are safe from black or grey listing. With the right corporate structure and the right Turkish bank account, you have the advantages of a white-listed OECD member with substance whilst having some of the tax optimization opportunities that the traditional offshore countries used to provide. With the Citizenship package you also gain the kind of banking protection that only citizens can access. It is the best of all worlds in one of the oldest trading and banking civilization on Earth.


Real Estate and Investments in Turkey

When we talk about Turkey, it comes to mind a country with enormous cultural, political and economic wealth for various reasons. Taking into account that it is located between Eastern Europe and the entrance to the Middle East, this country is considered as the gateway that divides both regions. 

After being the epicentre of important empires throughout history such as the Greek, Roman, Persian, Ottoman, among others, in the twentieth century, Turkey began a process of modernization that would allow them to grow politically and economically in a world that was going through two world wars and then, the Cold War. 

Гражданство и вид на жительство

Today´s world is full of uncertainties and having a second nationality can save your life. If you are looking for a plan B and you are wondering which is the best citizenship option to ensure your future, then you should definitely consider Turkey. In Mundo Offshore we do not hesitate for a second to recommend this country to investors from all over the world.

Turkey has the best of both worlds: an ancient culture and a modern country open to the world. The modernizing impulse of the last years is a contrast with conservative Europe or slow Latin America.

Being a Turkish citizen will put you in the center of the world. With one foot in Europe and one in Central Asia, you will have access to 110 countries without the need to process a VISA. You will be living in one of the most dynamic and active markets on the planet. With the safeguard of a tolerant society, no matter what your creed or origin is, you are here to do business. 

Turkish Residency

Having a passport that gives you access to more than 110 countries, as well as being from one of the most important countries in terms of economic growth in recent decades, Turkey, would be an incredible thing for anyone in the world. 

With a huge culture, as well as several major cities, Turkey is simply an attractive place to live and to do business. People from all over the world would want to settle down in this country. 

Not to mention the advantageous geographical location being the bridge between Europe and the Middle East, Turkey has a vast territory with diverse climates pleasant to anyone, especially in the regions close to the Mediterranean Sea. 

Companies and Structures

We know that Turkey is a country in constant growth and that it has one of the lowest tax rates in Europe. However, there are other, lesser-known advantages that people are unaware of. 

First of all, Turkey recognizes the concept of a branch office or subsidiary or representative which means your foreign company can register a Branch office utilizing Turkey and its banking system as a base. 

Also, Turkey has one of the biggest collections of Free zones of any European country and the majority of these give 100% tax exemption if you open a company with employees that do the correct activities.

Not to mention that Turkish corporations can reduce their corporate tax by 50% if they operate in one of the areas of preferential services which include IT, engineering and high technology, and many others that are being prioritized by the government.

Wealth Management in Turkey

In the last decades, we have seen Turkey's exponential growth in different financial areas, becoming more and more attached to a free market economy that favours both domestic and foreign investment. 

Areas such as real estate or information technology have been the turning points in the economic growth of this country, however, there are other industries with a relative growth in recent years, especially those that are considered as young industries, as is the case of the wealth management industry in Turkey.

However, we have to consider the fact that moving to another country brings many responsibilities for the person. One of the most prominent things to consider during this process is to secure and control your finances. 

The different currency rates, exchanging, and transferring money to your home country may give you a headache. However, with an elaborate financial plan and management type, you can overcome these struggles.

Real Estate Projects in Turkey

Since they are one of the emerging real estate markets in Europe, it is very common to find projects in Turkey that have the necessary convincing power to make investors decide to buy property in this country. 

We have already mentioned that the benefit/price ratio in Turkey seems to be superior to other Western European countries, so this area has been attracting a lot of attention from all over the world for those willing to spend money on these projects. 

In another article we discussed the process of investing in real estate in Turkey, as well as the many reasons why an investor should consider investing in Turkey in this sector. 

Government Agencies

Ministry of Foreign Affairs - https://www.mfa.gov.tr/default.en.mfa

Turkey's foreign relations are directly linked to this ministry, which deals with international institutions and diplomats from other countries in the world, as well as directing the country's foreign policy.

Ministry of Industry and Technology - https://www.sanayi.gov.tr/

This institution is in charge of the technological and industrial development of the country, with the objective of promoting both sectors and positioning them in the international arena.

Ministry of Justice - https://www.justice.gov.tr/

This ministry is responsible for all cases related to justice, the interpretation of laws and the passing of sentences for all the nation's cases, whether they involve civilians, organisations or public officials.

Гражданство и вид на жительство

Турция - крупная трансконтинентальная страна, стратегически расположенная и омываемая тремя морями.

Latest News About Turkey

Turkey is one of the most influential countries on the planet because of its rich history, strategic location and powerful economy. From the Ukraine invasion to the relationships between Europe and the Middle East, Turkey has had a major role in every geopolitical issue in this part of the planet.

Lets see some of the most relevant business news in this country in the last weeks. 

Inflation skyrockets in Turkey

Yearly inflation in Turkey hitted 61% in March 2022, a 20-year high, as energy prices surged because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the post-COVID19 global recovery.

COVID-19 situation in Turkey

Two years after the uprising of the COVID-19 pandemic, humankind has developed a series of treatments and vaccines to fight the disease. 

Massive vaccination campaigns have allowed governments to lift restrictions and lockdowns. This is the case of Turkey, a country that on March 3rd eased domestic measures to contain the spread of the Coronavirus. 

Since March 3rd 2022, facemasks are no longer required outdoors or in well-ventilated uncrowded spaces indoors. However, these are still required on public transport, healthcare facilities, theaters or cinemas.

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