What to wear for a business meeting in Turkey

What to wear for a business meeting in Turkey

Initial business meetings are usually formal, as business is a serious matter and must be treated that way. Even though the first steps towards a personal relationship may have taken place in a restaurant, it is important to avoid being too casual and friendly when...
Turkish negotiation process

Turkish negotiation process

The negotiation process may take longer than expected or anticipated. Turkish business people do not like to be put under pressure and do not like deadlines. Therefore, any attempt to hurry the process will only produce negative results. Being patient is an asset when...
Business tips: Greeting a colleague in Turkey

Business tips: Greeting a colleague in Turkey

When greeting a Turkish colleague formally for the first time, it is polite to address a man by his full name proceeded by Bay (Bay Frank Campbell). You can address a woman with her full name and Bayan (Bayan Sarah Campbell). If you are acquainted with somebody, but...
Advertising in Turkey

Advertising in Turkey

Advertising in Turkey, like advertising everywhere, often uses cultural conventions to sell products. If you have to work on an advertising campaign aimed at the general public, it may be worth talking to a Turkish colleague about how to fit it better around local...
First meeting with Turkish business partners

First meeting with Turkish business partners

When meeting prospective Turkish business partners for the first time, it is a good idea to get to know them on a personal level. Ask about your contact’s family (without being too prying or personal). Questions about children will always be welcomed. When greeting a...