Archives for the month of: September, 2014

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The Ministry of Economy and Turkish Exporters Assembly has recently launched the brand identity for TURKEY.
The new logotype is designed by Saffron Brand Consultant and refers to the Turkish cultural patterns those can be found at the traditional arts and crafts, kilims, carpets, and architecture. It’s said to be representing rise, synergy, world, meeting, east and west, innovation, collaboration and harmony within these 8 major motif.

Turkey has been a hub of ideas and cultures for over 10,000 years. It has been home to Mesopotamia, the Ottoman empire, parts of the the silk road and some even say the wheel was invented here.

Our land and its people have been the home of incredible potential for time out of mind.
Turkey has been a hub of ideas and cultures for over 10,000 years. It has been home to Mesopotamia, the Ottoman empire, parts of the the silk road and some even say the wheel was invented here.

More recently the reforms of Kemal Atatürk brought our country forward into the 20th century and opened our doors to renewed trade.

“Our Potential” is described at the web site as follows:
We Turks don’t wait for change to happen to us. We create it – every day – in our lives and businesses. We push ourselves and our country forward, like we have done for the past 10,000 years.

We change the way we work and live so that we can change the way our clients and partners work and live for the better.

In the products we manufacture and the services we deliver, we’re not afraid to question status-quo and be the first to do something new and do something better.

We truly are the change we wish to see in the world.

Discover The Potential is an invitation to our partners and customers.We’ll help them make the most of the opportunities in front of them. By adding expertise, industrial capacity and reliable delivery to their business equation.

Making sure that they can see their business blossom and innovations come to fruition with Turkey. When our customers win, so do we. Our services and products demonstrate the incredible potential Turkey is discovering every day – and how others can do the same with us at their side.

We become masters of change as a result of the remarkable history our country has.With adaptability, empathy and a practical attitude, Turkish companies export to over 200 countries worldwide. Warm relations with customers and partners build reliable long-term relationships that hold firm in times of rapid change.

Masters of change.


Our identity

Our visual identity is a vibrant expression of our brand idea and slogan.
The visual translation of our invitation to the world to discover the rich diversity our country can offer and the business potential it provides.


There were 60 thousand exporting companies in Turkey in 2013 and there are 60 export associations in 26 sectors.
TIM’s headquarter is in Istanbul. The organs of TIM are General Assembly, Council of Sectors, Board of Directors, Board of Advisors, and General Secretaryship. TIM represents all exporters in all levels through the most democratic elections. It establishes and operates the required mechanisms for the involvement of the members in the decision processes. TIM provides contact and coordination between the exporters’ unions and sectors.

Herbal products

Water and animal products

Forestry products

Maritime industry

Precius mine and jewellery

Iron and steel

Non-iron metals


Ready made clothing



Chemical materials

Eletrical and eletronical

Machinery and spare parts

Cement and soil products


Space aviation

Defense industry

Infomation and communication technologies

Medical optical tools

Hospital equipments and raw materials

Renewable energy

Environmental technologies


Chemical materials

Materials technologies

Main activities and export projection of Turkish Exporters Assembly:

TIM, with involvement of relevant stake holders, prepared “2023 Turkey Export Strategy”.

The Republic of Turkey plans to reach 500 billion dollar for exports and 1,1 trillion dollar foreign trade volume in 2023 as the hundredth year of its foundation.
Turkey as the 17th largest economy in the world aims at being among the Top 10 economies in the globe in 2023 as the 100th year of its foundation. TIM is in charge of plans, designs, and works for increasing exports to 500 billion US Dollar and foreign trade volume to 1,1 trillion dollar.
TIM prepared the strategy in the sectoral dimensions, it is aimed to determine Turkey’s export strategy till 2023 in macro level, adapting it for execution, and performance management. Strategy map and the framework of performance program are drawn as the output of the project through which the export vision is evaluated in three five-year periods.

TIM Office Istanbul

Dış Ticaret Kompleksi Çobançeşme Mevkii
Sanayi Cd. B Blok Kat:9 Yenibosna-İstanbul

Phone: 0212 454 04 90 / 454 04 91
Fax: 0212 454 04 13 / 454 04 83

TIM Office Ankara

Ceyhun Atuf Kansu Cad. No: 120
Balgat Çankaya-ANKARA

Phone: 0312 472 05 60 / 472 05 61
Fax: 0312 472 05 85


Özlem yalım Özkaraoğlu is back at her design studio after 5 years of break given for the preparations of the first İstanbul Design Biennial, organized by İKSV in 2012.

One of the products included in Studio OYO’s latest collection, is significant as it focuses on a very traditional arts and crafts technique: quilt making. Her new designed series of quilts come up as a contemporary interpretation of the traditional products.

Similar to many other cultures, quilt and quilt making has an important role in Turkish culture throughout history, as a daily life need. Quilts are still sewed for young ladies as a common dowry tradition, and are maintaining a matter in the villages of Anatolia, but not at the urban life. This craft could be kept only alive with craftsman who is experienced in art of quilting and the tradition passes from father to son; nevertheless, ready-made products are replaced with these hand-made quilts, in the modern life. The main reasons of the increase in the preference of these new substitutes are their feasible prices and the practical materials used, yet they are unnatural synthetic fibers.
The cultural heritage is now on the verge of extinction as the new generation is not willing to continue father’s workmanship, and the number of elderly craftsmen are decreasing day by day.
‘I am impressed by my own environment and interested in modernizing the values in our traditional culture as many of my colleagues’ she states and adds: ‘If we can release these every-day product which is stuck in dowry tradition by reconsidering the materials, colors and patterns, and make people embrace the idea, then we can bring in this traditional craft to the next generations!”
A totally new combination of colors (both at cover textiles and sewing ropes) are used in the new series of design, besides futuristic and modern pattern designs. They are more masculine when compared to the former quilts. They offer a comfortable elegance besides their being 100% natural with their materials. These new quilts are waiting for their new enthusiasts as they are offering a unique, valuable yet healthy night sleep item.
The designer also underlines the fact that :“ The people prefer natural products rather than synthetics which means that its time to remember the value of the former habits!” and adds: “ It was impossible to be interested in such an issue.”
The preliminary product of the series is also important as its being the first one, and is named as “Belis” which is also the intern’s name who worked with the designer during the product development. Also a documentary film has already been launched with the product, in which one can see all the details about the process and meet the craftsman “Cemal Usta” who believed in the designers and put his effort.
The studio is now working on the possibilities of exhibiting the collection abroad.