Turkey, an important segment of the Alpine-Himalayan tectonic belt, hosts notably diverse mineral deposits.In Turkey, especially in Anatolia, mineral exploration and mining facilities of these deposits for metals and raw materials dates back to ancient times. Therefore, Anatolia has pioneered many civilizations up till now. Turkey has the largest prospective land area in Europe. However, the complex geologic structure of Turkey makes it more difficult for mine exploration and mining facilities. Despite this, Turkey is one of the few countries which can provide most of their raw materials.
Turkey has 2.5% of the industrial raw material, 1% of the coal and 0.8% of the geothermal and 0.4% of the metallic mineral reserves of the world. It also has a significant potential for natural stone. Turkey's exportation of natural stone is in 3rd rank in the world, but 1st of the world in marble and travertine exportation.
INVESTOR'S GUIDE FOR MINING SECTOR IN TURKEY