SME Definition in Turkey

Type Employees Revenue
(Million TL)
Net Sales
(Million TL)
Micro <10 ≤1 ≤1
Small <50 ≤8 ≤8
Medium <250 ≤40 ≤40

SME Statistics

SME'S In Turkish Economy

Total Enterprises: 3.652.521


Micro
Employe: 0 – 9
Net Sales/Balance ≤ 1.000.000  
3.420.580 %93,65

Small
Employe: 10 – 49
Net Sales/Balance ≤ 8.000.000  
193.304 %5,29

Medium
Employe: 50 – 249
Net Sales/Balance ≤ 40.000.000  
32.585 %0,89

The share of SMEs in economy
  Total enterprises %99,83
  Total employment %72,7
  Total value added %50,6
  Total sales %61,7
  Total investments %58,3
  Total exports %55,1
  R&D expenditures %35,3

KOSGEB Law

  KOSGEB Law

Plans and Programs

  KOSGEB Strategic Plan
  Turkish Entrepreneurship Strategyand Action Plan (GİSEP)
  SME Strategy and Action Plan


SME Strategy and Action Plan (KSEP) 2015-2018
  The overall purpose of 2015-2018 SSAP:
      increasing the competitive strength of SMEs in international levels and
      increasing the contribution of SMEs in the economic growth of our country”.

  5 strategic areas have been identified:
     1. Competitive strength
     2. Internationalisation
     3. Business and investment partnership
     4. R&D and Innovation capacity
     5. Finance