ISE = Stock Exchange Istanbul In Q1 2011, Turkey became fastest-growing economy in the world with 11% growth: Turkey's Economy Expands 11% - WSJ.com http://www.ukti.gov.uk/download/file/174660.html - According to IMF data, Turkeys Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) adjusted GDP for the year 2010 was $956 billion, which rose from $305bn in 2003. - FDI inflows into Turkey during 2001-2010 were 12 times greater than that of 1991-2000. - Turkey's export volume in 2010 is more than Turkeys total export volume between 1923 and 1990. - Turkey has become Europes 2nd largest iron and steel maker and the worlds leading producer of construction iron. - The 5th largest shipbuilding country of the world. - 65% of industrial exports from the MENA (Middle East And North Africa) region originate from Turkey - During the global financial crisis net profits of the banking sector rose by 50% - Turkey has been meeting Europe's Maastricht Criterion (debt-to-GDP below 60%) on public debt since 2004. - Turkey was one of the few countries whose credit rating was upgraded by two notches by Fitch during the global financial crisis. - Turkey is the biggest bus manufacturer and the third largest light commercial vehicle manufacturer in Europe - In terms of motor vehicles, Turkey is the Europes 5th and the worlds 15th largest producer. - In 2009 Turkey was the 7th most visited country in the world - Istanbul is the 3rd mostly visited city of Europe, after London and Paris. - Turkey will be the highest growing IT market in the 2009-2014 period, followed by Poland. - Turkish company Vestel is the largest TV manufacturer in Europe accounting for 16% of the LCD TV, as well as 25% of the digital set-top boxes markets in Europe. - One in every 6 electrical household appliances in Europe is made in Turkey - Turkey has the 2nd largest telecommunications market in Europe after Germany - Turkish owned Turkcell is the third biggest operator in Europe in terms of number of subscribers.