Turkey sees nearly 28,000 newly established firms in Q1
Some 3,705 companies went out of business in the first quarter, up 16.07 percent compared to the same quarter last year, according to a TOBB report.
The vast majority -- 86.6 percent -- of the newly established firms were limited companies.
In 2019, 3,160 companies with foreign partners were established.
The largest group of firms, 11,738, opened their doors in the country’s commercial hub Istanbul, followed by the capital Ankara with 2,709, and the Aegean city of Izmir with 1,649.
During the quarter, 395 cooperatives were also launched.
Meanwhile, the number of newly established companies soared 17.27 percent year-on-year in March to reach 7,057 firms on an annual basis.
In March, 640 firms shut their doors, up 7.4 percent from the same month in 2019.