LinkedIn reaches one million members in Turkey

LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network with more than 150 million members worldwide, today announced it has surpassed the one million professional member milestone in Turkey.

Today’s announcement follows the launch of LinkedIn´s Turkish language offering last summer which has helped it also become the fastest growing LinkedIn market in Europe.

Ariel Eckstein, Managing Director of LinkedIn EMEA, described the membership milestone for one of today´s fastest growing global economies.

“Turkey represents a strategic market for LinkedIn; both geographically and economically. The positioning of Turkey as a passage between Europe and the East, together with growing foreign investment, is promising for Turkish professionals who will increasingly be met with new business and job opportunities,” said Eckstein.

More and more, Turkish employers including Aviva, Abdi Ibrahim, Medyasoft and Dogus Holding are utilizing LinkedIn’s Hiring Solutions to identify and recruit top talent in Turkey. Using LinkedIn, companies can identify and secure the best candidates more quickly and more cost effectively than if they had relied on traditional recruitment tools.

Companies, including BASF, Gefco and Philips are also leveraging LinkedIn Turkey to deliver targeted advertising campaigns to clients and prospects through the company’s Marketing Solutions. Local company Publik has just signed an exclusive marketing solutions partnership with LinkedIn, meaning that for the first time, Turkish companies who want to advertise and run social media marketing campaigns on LinkedIn have somewhere to turn for local support.

Top three industries currently represented by Turkish LinkedIn members:

• Banking

• IT and Software Services

• Construction

Top three companies in Turkey with highest LinkedIn membership:

• Mynet

• Turkcell

• Meb

LinkedIn maintains a “freemium” business model enabling members to easily establish their online professional identity, connect with their network of trusted contacts, gain access to business insights, make recommendations, follow and find information on companies, participate in discussions and industry groups, exchange references, and track and share news - all absolutely free of charge.

About LinkedIn
Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 150 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the Internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenues coming from member subscriptions, marketing solutions and hiring solutions. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn has offices across the globe.