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Location:
- Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia (the West of the Bosporus portion is geographically part of Europe), bordering the Black Sea, the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea;
- Neighbours: Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Syria.

Climate:
- temperate;
- hot, dry summers with mild, wet winters;
- harsher in interior.

Natural hazards:
- severe earthquakes, especially in northern Turkey, along an arc extending from the Sea of Marmara to Lake Van.

Macro indicators
* 2018 estimates
Surface:783,356 km2
Population*:82.0million
Pop. density*:104.6people/km2
GDP*:611.4EUR billion
GDP/capita*:7,456.1EUR

European Union:
Candidate

Currency: Lira
Code: TRY
Since: 2005


Insurance market portfolio
* 2018 estimates
TOTAL LIFE*:13%
TOTAL NON-LIFE*:87%
Overall Property*:22%
Overall Motor*:43%

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Turkey 1H2020 Market Portfolio

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Turkey 1H2020 Insurance Companies Rankings


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Latest news


TURKEY: GM of Groupama Insurance, is retiring from office

Having been assigned as the Assistant General Manager of Groupama in 2008 following the acquisition of Guven Insurance and reassigned as the General Manager of Groupama Insurance Inc. and Groupama Pension Inc., Ramazan Ulger will be retiring from office on April 30th, 2017 as a result of the mutual decision made with the Group Management. Recruitment process is continuing for the new General Manager and will be announced briefly.



TURKEY: Zurich launches first retail cyber protection insurance product

In 2016 there were a number of huge leaks of personal data of Turkish citizens online. It's created a massive demand for products to insure individuals and businesses from losses caused by cyber crime. Yilmaz Yildiz, CEO of Zurich Turkey, outlines the first product they've brought to market to address this demand.


Turkish insurer ANADOLU Sigorta detects fraud with FRISS solution

Turkish insurer ANADOLU Sigorta, one of the largest providers of non-life insurance services in Turkey, with over 1 billion Euro in GWP in 2016, has announced that is live with FRISS solution Fraud Detection at Claims. The company turned to FRISS because the insurer is aware of the threat from fraudsters.

TURKEY: Generali: The Total Number of Fire Incidents in 2016 in Istanbul Adds up to 28,586

Not another day pass without the bad news of fire incidents. We are bound to read a number of big or small fire incidents. These fire hazards are causing significant losses both material and immaterial. The total number of fire incidents only in 2016 in Istanbul adds up to 28,586. According to the statistics of Istanbul Fire Department, among these incidents 5,910 were residential and 153 were manufacturing plants. Almost 40% of all the fire incidents in Istanbul last year were due to smoking. Electrical malfunction follows smoking with a whopping 21.5%. As one may see, it is possible to eliminate at least 40% of the fire hazards if we were to observe the non-smoking warnings in commercial and industrial facilities.

TURKEY: Fast fish will eat the slow fish in Insurance business

As a customer, what do you see when you look at the insurance business? Complex processes, hard to read and hard to understand policies, strict procedures... As a person working in this sector for 16 years, I must admit that this is the picture in my mind.

TURKEY: Fire Hazard is Still the Biggest Threat: Investments are Turning to Dust

As a humane urge to secure one's future, individuals are encouraged to invest as much as their budgets allow. These investments are sometimes involving purchasing real estate or automobiles and other times starting one's own business. The research showed that real estate is still the number one choice of Turkish people as an investment. However, it is important to secure such an investment against the risks as it is the fruit of years of labor.

TURKEY: Transfer of Isık Insurance is approved

According to the announcement made by the Competition Authority on its official website, the transfer of the Isık Insurance Corp., once was controlled by the Asia Participation Bank Corp., to Turkish Agricultural Credit Cooperatives Central Association is approved.

TURKEY: Mehmet Simsek: 'We are working towards a new model for traffic insurance'

Vice President, Mehmet Simsek, was on the live broadcast of NTV. "Traffic insurance is an obligatory insurance type," said Mr. Simsek, having explained that they are working towards a new model for traffic insurance emphasizing the drawbacks of the current system. "The system is designed to compensate the damage one causes to the other. Therefore, the one needs to be insured is rather the driver, not the vehicle. Say, the vehicle is insured but it was trusted to an inexperienced driver. Such factors are leading to increased premium payments. I instructed the Treasury and they are working on it. There is a similar system in effect in the UK where the driver is insured. Such a system considers not only the risks the vehicle is exposed to but also the risks drivers are exposed to. With this system we believe the number of traffic accidents and damages will be reduced, which in return will lower the premiums," he added.

STATISTICS: The Turkish market exceeded TRY 40 billion in GWP last year

Total GWP in the Turkish insurance market exceeded TRY 40 billion (about EUR 11 billion) last year, an increase of more than 30% compared to the previous year, according to preliminary data from the Insurance Association of Turkey - TSB. The TSB figures also show that Turkey's insurance sector grew by 20.2% in real terms last year when the annual inflation rate was 8.5%.


TURKEY: Campaign by Generali Insurance brings a FIAT Egea to Mersin

Drawing attention with its projects building on the company's mentality of Easy Insurance, Generali Insurance announced the winner of its campaign which offered a FIAT Egea Hatchback to any vehicle owners who received a quote for either one of the traffic insurance or Casco products in a minute without any charges.

TURKEY: MetLife Pension and Life Insurance, one of Turkey's successful pension and life insurance companies, announced their results for 2016...

Making a difference in the sector with its innovative approach, MetLife has announced its results for 2016. The company has increased its total premium production in life and personal accident insurances by 49% in one year adding up to TL477 million by the end of 2016 and listed among the first 3 companies in the market. MetLife preserved its leading position in personal accident field among all pension and life insurance companies with its market share of 36.6%. On the other hand, the company has grown in personal pension insurance at a higher rate when compared to the sector and reached at a cumulative fund value of more than TL1.18 billion.

TURKEY: Marius POPESCU appointed as NN Hayat ve Emeklilik CEO as of 1 April 2017

NN Group announced that Marius POPESCU (currently CEO of NN Romania) will be appointed CEO of NN Hayat ve Emeklilik Turkey, effective 1 April. He succeeds Frank EIJSINK which was named CEO of NN Life Japan. NN Group pointed out that Marius POPESCU's successor will be announced in due course: "On an interim basis, Mihai MUNTEAN, Chief Sales Officer, will assume responsibility as CEO NN Life Insurance Romania". 

TURKEY: Vodafone offers insurance payments via m-wallet

Vodafone Turkey started offering an alternative to paying for work or home insurance premiums via its 'Cep cuzdan' mobile payment service. Anyone working with a mobile wallet can pay for his daily insurance premiums by text messaging a text corresponding to an insurance to a specific number and receive its insurance in less than 10 days. Vodafone enables the payment of insurance premiums through its e-payments system VPAS. The system enables the payment of an insurance premium of TRY 1.19 per day which is obligatory to pay for work accidents and damages to homes.