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Hofstede's cultural dimensions.

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Technological :

ICT sector now an important devlopment and expected to increase by 7.4 percent during the 2012-2017 period.

Much of Turkey's high-tech products are made locally. The country’s companies that are invested in technology are competitive internationally and begin to win recently several tenders in the Middle East and East Africa.

The country has insufficient depends in R&D sector which could create a lack in the country’s development, actually, the country depends 0.85 of its GDP in R&D sector face to an average of 2.3% in European countries. This could also create a competitive weakness comparing to Europe and decrease foreing investment. Especially in the science’s sector.

Environmental :

The country has an important biodiversity which is more important the European country, Turkeyq is one of the few regions in the world with such a variety of endemic plants. (more thant 3000). facilities used by the fertilizer, cement and sugar industries which don't have the flirtation equipment needed to filter out the pollution

Pollution level is very high in Turkey due to the use of chemicals and detergent overflow. The increase in using cars, especially in big cities participate also in air pollution and water management is not well devloped and there is big presence of power plants.

Several industries doesn’t use a developed equipments to avoid pollution like in example cement and sugar manufacturers which don’t use the fliration equipment that filter out the pollution.

Turkey also loses out one billion tons of topsoil each year which represent an important factor that represent a risk in the environmental health of the country.

- Cultural differences

4. Cultural differences: Non-verbal communication

Face to face

Personal relationships are of high importance to the Turks, we must remember a number of habits of verbal and non-verbal when doing business in Turkey:

• People greet each other by shaking hands or kissing on both cheeks.

• When an senior enters the room, it is expected that you were standing up to greet him.

• Keep arms crossed or hands in your pockets when you meet or talk to someone is supposed rude.

• The inclination of the head to the front is translates by a "Yes" while raising his head to the back and raising eyebrows means "No."

• Keep eyes fixed on someone is common among the Turks.

• Keep direct eye contact when talking is important because it goes to sincerity.

• Gesticulate and facial expressions in the conversation is very common in Turkey.

Source : link at the end.

4. Cultural differences: Verbal communication

• It is better to avoid talking about religion and politics during the first meetings.

•Humor is much appreciated, but the jokes should still be tempered by respect and consideration for your business partners.

•The first impression in communication with the Turks is important. So, to glorify Turkey and its natural resources, its people, its geographical importance its culture is a good way to leave a good impression from the first meeting.


•Input Modality in Turkey: All foreigners must have a visa to enter Turkey. For most countries can be obtained tourist visa for three months directly at the entrance to Turkey, without prior request.

•To work in Turkey: You need the following documents:

- The permit and work visa

- Passport

- The visa application

- The letter from your future employer

The work permit is valid for a year. The permit can be renewed in periods of three years. permanent work permits are given to individuals who have received a work permit valid for six years and residing there for eight years.

Source : link at the end.

- Know How and Advices

« Merhaba, tesekkurler, luften »

"Hello, thank you, please," In Turkey to do business it is best to know the Turkish language, spoken by 95% of inhabitants. also spoken in many neighboring countries, it is essential to know the language or minimum has to have a local translator, someone you trust.

Family Warning:

Turkish society is based on the family unit. The family itself as the first and only social protection of the country: Front members unemployed, pensioners etc. This is an important point to be taken into account as part of a marketing and sales approach of the country.

France / Turkey: the growing economic connections:

The numbers of French companies in Turkey is increasing despite the political tensions and border tensions in the country.

15 french companies in 1985 to over 400 today. Renault for example being the first auto exporter of Turkey.

We must add that the French is the second foreign language taught in Turkey.


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