Intercultural Training Turkey

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Our Intercultural Training Turkey offers a wide range of information and practice-oriented recommendations for your successful collaboration with Turkish business partners.

We are looking forward to advising you!

Through our practical Intercultural Training Turkey you will expand your intercultural awareness for the collaboration with Turkish business partners.

Turkey is said to be the connective link between Europe and Asia. Its “cultural capital” Istanbul extends over two different continents. Over the last years, Turkey’s economy has been characterized by an upward trend and exports have multiplied. The most important economic sectors include light and heavy industries as well as services and tourism.

By taking part in the Intercultural Training Turkey you will expand your personal competencies for the communication with Turkish customers, suppliers and colleagues.

CultureWaves offers background know-how and practice-oriented recommendations for a successful collaboration with Turks to you and your employees.

We are looking forward to advising you and to tailoring the Intercultural Training Turkey to your specific needs!

What you can expect from our Intercultural Training Turkey

By completing the training participants will:

  • sharpen their perception and develop a broader understanding of different perspectives
  • understand the impact of cultural values on people’s behaviour, communication and work style
  • gain a better understanding of Turkish society and traditions as well as their impact on work life
  • anticipate what behavior may confuse Turkish business partners and gain a deeper understanding of their reactions
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  • be able to adapt to Turkish business life more effectively and interact with Turkish counterparts successfully
  • understand which competencies are important to operate with intercultural sensitivity
  • know helpful strategies to communicate successfully with Turkish business partners

We are looking forward to advising you and to tailor the Intercultural Training Turkey to your specific needs!

You can reach us via phone +49 (0)2227 908 6252 and email Or just use our contact form.

Intercultural Training Turkey – possible content:

Understanding Turkey

Self-perception and perception by others

  • background know-how: historical, geopolitical, societal and religious characteristics and their impact on Turkish business mentality
  • reflection on your own on and other cultures – rethinking stereotypes

Communication with Turkish business partners

  • avoiding tactlessness: verbal and written communication with Turkish business partners
  • making contact and building relationships
  • how to correctly address a Turkish business partner by his title
  • the importance of ‘saving face’

Meetings, team- and project work

  • proper behaviour in meetings: dealing with time, motivation, presenting information, agendas and expectations
  • dress code and appearance
  • building a trustful relationship with your Turkish colleagues


  • success criteria for managers
  • expectations regarding line managers
  • distribution of tasks, guidelines and decision-making authority for employees
  • creating harmony within a team

How to behave in difficult and challenging situations

  • uncertainty avoidance and conflict avoidance – the meaning of respect and politeness when dealing with Turkish negotiation partners
  • understanding and learning about indirect and nonverbal ways of communication

Negotiating in Turkey

  • proper behaviour in negotiations: appearance and etiquette
  • culture-specific recommendations on preparing negotiations and how to choose the right negotiation strategies
  • how to read between the lines when your negotiation partners do not state a clear opinion
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Business trips – tips and recommendations

  • preparing a business trip to Turkey
  • topics and taboos for small talk and conversations
  • ‚tatlı yiyelim tatlı konuşalım‘ – being a guest in Turkey

Summary of key learnings

Wrap up and practical recommendations for working with Turkish colleagues and business partners.

Do you have specific needs?

Depending on your current needs and business-specific challenges, CultureWaves can tailor your Intercultural Training Turkey.

Intercultural Training Turkey – How, where and for whom?

  • customized to target group and main topics
  • for employees of all levels, professionals and leaders
  • individual or group training
  • face-to-face or virtual
  • on-site or off-site

We are looking forward to advising you and to tailor the Intercultural Training Turkey to your specific needs!

You can reach us via phone +49 (0)2227 908 6252 or email Or just use our contact form.

Intercultural Training Turkey – methodology and approach

CultureWaves offers behaviour-oriented training which is characterized by focussing on the participants’ needs, interactive approaches and practical relevance.

Our approach comprises background information to better understand business mentalities, interactive group exercises, and up-to-date videos and graphics. Participants are given an opportunity to work on case studies, participate in group discussions, and reflect on what they have heard. In addition, we provide you with practice-oriented recommendations designed to help your business success.

If you are interested please feel free to contact us!

We are looking forward to write an offer for you or to answer any remaining questions.

You can reach us via phone +49 (0)2227 908 6252 or email Or just use our contact form.

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About CultureWaves

Since 1999, CultureWaves has helped companies to manage important business relationships, as they open up and develop new in their international business as well as in processes of change and going international.

Our team of more than 120 experts offers consulting, coaching, training, workshops, key-note speeches and process support for international businesses and their employees worldwide.

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