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Transportation Industry in Turkey

Turkey lies between Europe and Asia serving as a bridge geographically, culturally and economically.

In Turkey, investments in the transportation system are concentrated on land transportation infrastructure and the country has developed one of the largest land transportation fleets in Europe. The network of highways has been developed significantly and the highway length has reached 64,033 km, of which 2,010 km are motorways. At present 95 percent of passengers and 90 percent of goods are conveyed by highway transport.

Turkey has a competitive advantage in maritime transport since it is surrounded by seas on three sides with the Mediterranean, the Aegean, and the Black Sea, together with the straits of the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus. The length of Turkey’s coastal borders is 8,333 km.

Maritime transportation is the most preferred method of transportation both in Turkey’s exports and imports, with respective shares of 46.0 percent and 59.1 percent in total. This is followed by road transportation, with a share of 41.7 percent of exports and 23.6 percent of imports between January and November 2009. Air transportation comes third for both exports and imports.

Turkey has 10,991 km of railways, operated by the General Directorate of Turkish State Railways (TCDD). Since most of the railways have been in use for quite a long time, the Turkish government is aiming to modernize the system through various projects. A budget of USD 23.5 billion has been allocated to railway development up to 2023. As a result, TCDD’s quality of service will be increased and high speed train passenger transport will be made more widespread.

In Turkey there are 45 airports, 16 of which serve international flights. Turkish Airlines is one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe and the leader in traffic and capacity growth in Europe (AEA, 2009). Turkish Airlines is also the “Best Airline in Southern Europe” and the only 4-star airline in Europe (Skytrax World Airline Awards - 2010). Istanbul Ataturk Airport has been selected as the “Best Airport in Southern Europe (Skytrax World Airline Awards - 2010). In 2009 there were 85.2 million airline passengers in Turkey.

As a result of the new projects in Turkey, combined transportation will gain more importance in the future. Public-private partnership models will be widely implemented for transportation infrastructure investments and traffic safety will be increased in all transport modes, with maritime safety being given priority. In freight transport, priority will be given to rail and maritime transport and ports will become logistics centers that facilitate combined transport.

Although logistic services are new in Turkey the sector is growing rapidly. Standing at the crossroads of major trade routes makes Turkey an important candidate to become a logistics centre in the future.

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