The route map of turkish international contracting services – lessons learnt and recommendations for the

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Approval Date: 2011

Thesis Language: English

Student: Aydın Sakın



International contracting services of the Turkish construction companies started at the beginning of 1970s have great importance on Turkish construction sector and Turkish economy. With increasing and decreasing annual amounts from 1970s to the present date due to several economic, political and social factors; international contracting services showed a tremendous increase compared to the 1972 level. In the 38-years period between 1972 and 2010, Turkish contractors completed a lot of projects in different countries with a great success. The success achieved in the past and today led the Turkish construction sector to expand its goals and to set quite ambitious figures as its future targets. Within this period from past to the present, in addition to the opportunities, Turkish companies also faced a lot of difficulties and problems; and gained a considerable experience from the lessons learnt from them. This study aims to investigate the lessons learnt as a result of opportunities and problems faced by the Turkish construction sector -that has serious and ambitious targets for the future. In the light of these lessons learnt, it is targeted to define what has to be done for retaining the current successful position of the sector and achieving its future goals.