Countdown to the Seychelles Investment Forum in Istanbul, Turkey on September 28, 2012-10 days


• Turkey is the world's:

(i) second largest producer of watermelon, cucumber and chickpea;
(ii) third largest producer of tomato, eggplant, green pepper, lentil and pistachio;
(iii) fourth largest producer of onion and olive;
(iv) ninth largest producer of wheat, rye and grapefruit, and
(v) the tenth largest producer of lemon.
• Turkey has been self-sufficient in food production since the 1980s.
• Turkey has the richest land in biodiversity in Europe.
• According to travel agencies TUI AG and Thomas Cook, 11 of the 100 best hotels of the world are located in Turkey.
• Turkey was the 7th most visited holiday destination in the world in 2009. It is also ranked the seventh most visited country in the world and aims to be one of the five most visited countries by 2023.
• Istanbul is the 3rd mostly visited city of Europe, followed by London and Paris. Istanbul was also the European Cultural Capital of 2010.

Any business operators wishing to participate and network at this forum should contact the Promotion Unit of the Seychelles Investment Bureau (SIB) on 4295500.