Amazon opens shop in Turkey

The U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon Wednesday said it launched Turkish online shopping platform for 15 categories of products.

“Since the launch of in 1995, hundreds of thousands of Amazon customers in Turkey have ordered millions of items from existing Amazon stores around the globe,” Amazon’s country manager for Turkey, Sam Nicols said in a statement.

“Today, we are thrilled to now offer Turkish customers a selection of millions of products, including products from over one thousand local Turkish businesses.”

Turkey with close to 80 million people becomes the global e-commerce giant’s European market outside the European Union (EU).

Turks can purchase a range of products across 15 categories including books, electronics, toys, and more on

The controlling shareholder of the company is the Luxembourg-based Amazon Europe Core S.à r.l., Daily Sabah reports. Inc. became early this month, the second U.S. company to hit a market capitalization of $1 trillion.

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