Location map
author: OCHA/ ReliefWeb

- 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.

- 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
Pop. density*:104.6people/km2
GDP*:611.4EUR billion

European Union:

Currency: Lira
Code: TRY
Since: 2005

Insurance market portfolio
* 2018 estimates
Overall Property*:22%
Overall Motor*:43%




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STATISTICS: TURKEY, 1H2020: Local insurance market expanded by 21%

The Turkish insurance market generated total premium of TRY 40.2 billion (~EUR 5.2 bilion*) in the first half of this year, an increase of 21.0% compared to the corresponding period in 2019, according to data released by the Insurance Association of Turkey (TSB).

ALLIANZ Group opened earthquake & fire research center in Istanbul

A new earthquake and fire research center in Turkey expands the family of Allianz Group's ALLIANZ Centers for Technology, the German insurer announced in a statement. It conducts earthquake, automotive, transport and fire tests, simulations and practical training in Istanbul.

Milli Re's premium production increased by 26% in 2019

As of 2020 renewals, Turkish reinsurer Milli Re maintained its market share of 27% in the local insurance market by leading the reinsurance treaties of 17 ceding companies buying reinsurance protection on proportional bouquet basis, the company's Director and General Manager, Fikret Utku OZDEMIR stated in the Annual Report for 2019.

TURKEY: Over 8 milion homes still need to be covered by earthquake insurance

More than 8 million residential properties in Turkey still need to be covered by earthquake insurance, according to Resit CAKAS, President of the Association of Insurance Agencies (SAB), informed Middle East Insurance Review. Resit CAKAS noted that at present, in Turkey approximately 9.6 million houses are insured.

Turkey Wealth Fund to buy GROUPAMA's 10% stake in GUNES Sigorta

Turkey's sovereign wealth fund announced its TVF Finansal Yatirimlar unit had agreed to purchase France-based Groupama Holding SA's 10% stake in Turkish insurer GUNES Sigorta, Reuters reported, quoting a statement from the sovereign wealth fund. No further details including financial terms of the transaction were available.

STATISTICS: TURKEY, FY2019: Local market sees double-digit growth at the end of the year

The Turkish insurance industry totaled TRY 69.24 billion (EUR 10.37 billion) in premiums in 2019, according to data released by the Turkey Insurance Association (TSB). The figure represents a nominal increase in local currency of 26.69% over 2018, while the same indicator calculated in European currency was 14.90% due the deprecietion of Turkish Lira against Euro.

Didem Ozsoy Dirican appointed CEO of NN Turkey

As of 1 February 2020, Didem Ozsoy DIRICAN, currently Chief Commercial Officer of NN Hayat ve Emeklilik, will be appointed CEO NN Hayat ve Emeklilik on an ad interim basis and subject to regulatory approval.