As Turkey celebrates its Republic Day tomorrow, Synergy Media Specialists spoke with influential figures and leaders of the Turkish-Japanese community.

Japan’s Ambassador to Turkey Akio Miyajima: Japanese companies and investors should consider the mid- to long-term resilience of Turkey’s economy and evident market growth potential it has shown over the last 15 years despite various internal and external shocks. Turkey should be viewed as a hub of activity and the ideal entry point for Japanese business into many parts of the world.

Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Ersoy: Tourism from Japan has bounced back from its peak in 2014. With Turkish Airlines soon to be operating new direct flights to Haneda Airport, we expect tourism from Japan to soon reach an all-time high.

Japan External Trade Organization, Turkey, Research Director Toshihiro Nakajima: 2019 is JETRO’s 55th year of operation in Turkey and we would like to encourage more SME’s from Japan to consider conducting more business in this huge potential market.”

Chairman of the DEIK Turkey-Japan Business Council Serif Tosyali: When the Japan-Turkey economic partnership agreement is complete, we believe direct investments from Japan to Turkey will increase and the bilateral partnership will be much more active in both Turkey and surrounding countries.”

Japan International Cooperation Agency, Turkey, Chief Representative Takehiro Yasui: JICA has played a key role in a number of large-scale projects completed in Turkey such as the second Bosphorus Bridge Project and the recently completed Bosphorus Rail Tube Crossing project.

Chairman of the Turkish-Japanese Foundation Cafer Tayyar Sadiklar: The future between our two nations is very bright. Turkey’s central location will act as the perfect hub for entrance into the vast African markets that offer opportunities for business collaborations between our Japanese partnerships.