USD 27.4 billion

Total value of the Turkish ICT market in 2018.


Average growth of the Turkish ICT sector in the past 5 years.


Number of active companies in the Turkish ICT sector.


Number of employees in the Turkish ICT sector. (70% are younger than age 35)


Mobile/smartphone possession rate in Turkey. (19th globally)


Number of R&D centers in Turkey.


Number of employees in R&D centers in Turkey.

Why Invest in Software & IT Services Sector in İzmir?

Favorable demographics with a dynamic, young and online population supporting the industry.


Cost-competitive ICT skills and communication data infrastructure.


Strong government support through technology and innovation ecosystems as well as incentives that focus on R&D.


The backbone of the growth is the young and well-educated human capital that the city
offers .

Software and IT Industralists Clustering Association

Sectoral Clusters

YABİSAK | The Software and Informatics Industrialists Clustering Association, based in İzmir, has made it a mission to develop the software and IT services industry ecosystem in order to increase national and international competitiveness in the Aegean Region.


It was founded with the support of Izmir’s local administration, trade associations, universities, and companies in the software and IT services sector.