Business dress code in Turkey does not differ significantly from other areas of the world. As meetings, especially initial meetings, are seen as serious affairs it is probably safest for men to wear a smart suit with a tie and for women to wear a smart business suit with either skirt or trousers.
The weather in Turkey can obviously be extremely hot and in these circumstances, it is acceptable to wear lightweight clothing with an open neck shirt. However, it can also be extremely cold in Turkey in the winter and it is therefore advisable to check on what are the likely climatic conditions will be and pack accordingly.
This country-specific business culture profile was written by Keith Warburton who is the founder of the cultural awareness training consultancy Global Business Culture.
Global Business culture is a leading training provider in the fields of cross-cultural communication and global virtual team working. We provide training to global corporations in live classroom-based formats, through webinars and also through our cultural awareness digital learning hub, Global Business Compass.
This World Business Culture profile is designed as an introduction to business culture in Turkey only and a more detailed understanding needs a more in-depth exploration which we can provide through our training and consultancy services.
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