All new development happening in the world in general and in the Middle East in particular, increase the conjectural importance of Turkey. The USA and EU are neither fully integrated with Turkey nor do they do without it. Political developments are experienced at light velocity on the one hand, the same fast economic developments are happening on the other. The last one of such developments was the confirmation of Turkey’s credit note of BBB- and stabile position by Fitch.

Contrary to many negative expectations this confirmation has also confirmed the positive situation of the economy. This potential shows that the foreign investors in this country still can earn money. Hundreds of investors who have discovered this potential have been investing in the country and its hinterland. They make company acquisitions, merging and purchasing. Most of them start with participating in fairs in Turkey to step in the market. So much so that the fair venues have become insufficient in Istanbul, the commercial capital city of the nation. SLEEPWELL EXPO, the sister of our magazine is one of these high interest-attracting events.

Attracting especially the interest of Asians, the show is expected to host many foreign exhibitors this year with a visitor increase rate of minimum 20% over the last year. To be held for the third time on 20-23 October 2016, the show is completely dedicated to mattress and mattress equipment and technologies. We hope to see you in Istanbul this October when the autumn season is enjoyed best in this world city.

Our previous January/February issue had been distributed in five major shows. This March/April issue will be at ISPA EXPO Orlando and Interzum Guangzhou as the program of March. In April, we will be in iSaloni Milan fair in addition to 2 domestic shows namely Kayseri and Modef Inegol Furniture Fairs. We wish lucrative business for all!