The Republic of Turkey is now only 12 years away from celebrating its 100th anniversary. On the journey that started with 50,000 dollars worth of exports in 1923, we are aiming to attain a value of 500 billion dollars by 2023, when Turkey is expected to become one of the 10 largest economies in the world with 25,000 dollars of income per capita… Turkey is positioned well against the possible volatilities in other regions. It has the potential to turn threats into opportunities through the private sector’s increased adoptive capabilities and the effective use of trade policy tools. Furthermore, structural reforms are planned and carried out boldly and decisively through programs and projects, such as GITES. With its government and private sector working hand in hand, we strongly believe that Turkey in 2023 will be a locus of attraction for trade and investment in the world.