The total export amount of Turkey’s 87 technological development zones reached $ 5.8 billion in 21 years, according to data from the Ministry of Industry and Technology.
More than 6,500 companies, including 322 with foreign capital, were operating in these areas by the end of April, according to the data.
These companies have accumulated nearly 123.4 billion lire ($ 14.5 billion) in revenue since 2001. They have completed 40,305 projects and nearly 11,000 projects are underway.
A total of 1,277 patent registrations have been made and 2,800 patent applications are pending.
In addition, utility model and industrial design registrations will reach 700 and 300 respectively in technological development areas in the coming months.
There are 10 technology zones each in Istanbul and Ankara, five in the northwest industrial province of Kocaeli, four in the Aegean province of Izmir, and two each in the central Anatolian provinces of Konya and Kayseri, the southern province. -est of Gaziantep, the Mediterranean provinces of Antalya and Mersin, the southern province of Hatay, the Marmara province of Bursa and the Black Sea province of Trabzon. There is a technology zone in 43 other provinces.
Infrastructure development works are underway in 14 technology zones, including two in Ankara and one in Antalya, Batman, Bursa, Çankırı, Giresun, Hatay, Istanbul, Kayseri, Kırklareli, Mersin, Osmaniye and Yalova.