Turkey was the 20th most popular destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in 2015, rising two spots from its 22nd ranking the previous year.
According to the latest World Investment Report 2016 (issued by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), Turkey received inflows of $16.5 million, an increase of 36% over the previous year. These inflows (1% of all global FDI) meant that Turkey was the 8th most popular FDI destination among emerging market countries (compared to 12th in 2014) and the 5th most popular in emerging Asian markets.
Global FDI inflows rose by 38% to $1.76 trillion in 2015, largely attributable to a rise in the number of global merger and acquisition transactions in developed markets. In emerging markets, these inflows rose by 9% to $765 billion.