Foreign investors do not want to struggle with transportation and infrastructure problems. They want to reach energy, railway and sea transportation easily. FDI needs to have a political structure that it can rely on. It needs a legal structure to solve its problems without the need for international arbitration. Patent, copyright and trade rights and freedoms need to be established in the country.
What Turkey has done instead is initiate numerous TOKIsupported construction investments throughout the country. Starting from the big cities, motorways were expanded. Huge investments were made in airline transportation. Istanbul was the axis of the country’s basic investments. However, we have not made any of the rail-port connections we have to make for foreign investors. For example, we did not make an investment that integrates the high-speed train line to Konya. This step would be enough to make the Konya plain and the Nevsehir region suitable for foreign investments. We are too late for cheap energy production investments for the industry. As a result, we can only sell cheap labor and knowhow infrastructure for global FDI.