Akal, Mustafa
June 2002
Ekev Academic Review;Summer2002, Vol. 6 Issue 12, p51
Academic Journal
The free zones play an important role in increasing the speed of international capital inflow, foreign trade, industrialization, transformation of a technology and reducing unemployment. The existing activities in free zones are more likely either commercial or production oriented. These regions are generally administered privately. The countries that have free zones indicate increases in their exports permanently compared to non-free-zones countries whose exports either decline or increase marginally. For these reasons, the number of free zones has been increasing in the world and Turkey for the years. On the other side, free zones may bring illegal activities, cause monopoly, become an alternative for domestic industry, cause unequally distributed investment, destroy social structure and increase wage inequality in a country.


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