According to Zafer Caglayan, the Economy Minister of Turkey, the country has been given an FDI (foreign direct investment) which is worth $600 billion.

In his printed statement, the Turkish Economy Minister stated that the given foreign direct investment proved how strong the economy of Turkey is while even its primary business associates in the EU are striving due to major financial crises. The performance of Turkey in October was the reason why the country brought the federal direct investment, which Turkey paid attention to within the first 10 months of 2011 to $11.5 billion, which is equivalent to 82% more than what the country produced in the same time last year. The country only obtained $6.3 billion in foreign direct investment in the period from January to October 2010.

The most appealing divisions for foreigners to spend in Turkey were insurance and banking, amounting to $5.4 billion within the first 10 months of 2011. The foreign investments were followed by divisions in manufacturing and energy, which obtained $1.8 billion and $2.7 billion, respectively, in foreign direct investment within the mentioned period.

Based on UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), Turkey drew a foreign direct investment in 2010 which is worth $9.1 billion and turned into the 27th most attractive investment destination all over the world. Turkey was placed 30th in the list of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development among the leading foreign direct investment countries in 2009, drawing $8.5 billion in foreign direct investment. Turkey drew the most amount of foreign direct investment from 2006 to 2008, with a yearly average of over $20 billion.

The increase in the total of foreign direct investment which Turkey annually receives, is a good thing because it allows the country to fund its CAD (Current Account Deficit) with lasting instead of extremely unpredictable short-term finances.

Primarily rising from the foreign negative balance of trade (also known as trade deficit), the current account deficit has turned into a structural difficulty for Turkey, specifically in the last few years after starting a strong step in their economic development. The GDP (gross domestic product) of Turkey increased by more than 5% from 2002 to 2010. Turkey increased another 9.6% within the first 9 months of 2011.

The export amount of Turkey was $114 billion in 2010, which increased from $100 billion in 2009. Also, Turkey is set to gain $135 billion from this year's exports; however, in spite of such increase in its export revenue, the current amount deficit increased to almost 9% of gross domestic product because of its increasing energy bill that goes together with its fast development and dependence of the industry on foreign intermediate commodities in order to manufacture products that will be sold out of the country. The current account deficit of Turkey, however, dropped to $4.2 billion in October, almost 35% lower than in September, as the volume of the exports increased over its imports did in the mentioned period.

A very important information that Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan said was the 86% of every foreign direct investment gained by Turkey were from European nations.