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Searches for Holidays to Turkey Increasing Massively in 2009

Searches for Holidays to Turkey are higher than they have ever been according to Google insights search tracking. It shows the increasing popularity of Turkish holidays on a yearly basis since 2004. The rise between 2004 and 2008 is incremental and very small, but in 2009 searches have takes a...

Posted on 06 August 2009

Gazipasa Airport Progressing Well – Bright Future for Alanya Property Market

The Gazipasa airport is finally open for business. The first (private) flight landed into the airport on the 22nd of this month. The airport has been the cause of much controversy and rumour in the past, each time the reports would come in that the airport was going to open,...

Posted on 30 July 2009

Mortgages still Available for Completed Turkish Properties

As the news continues to tell us that getting a mortgage in the UK is more of an achievement than an occurrence, apparently the situation is a little better in Turkey, though the "banks are being cautious" according to Julian Walker of Turkey property specialist Spot Blue. Pointing out that...

Posted on 24 July 2009

Applications for Turkey Property Mortgages up 65% in 2009

New mortgage applications to buy Turkish property increased by 65% in the first half of this year, according to one of the UK's largest providers of overseas property mortgages Conti plc. The firm also said that "great property prices, superb Mediterranean location and separation from the strong euro" have made...

Posted on 22 July 2009

Turkey Property Grows in Popularity in June on Weak Lira – Portal

Turkey was the fifth most popular country with those searching to buy overseas property on the Property Abroad.com portal in June. This was a 1 place improvement on May. This is undoubtedly because of the weak Lira during June, when 1 Pound Sterling would buy you 2.55 Turkish Lira, making...

Posted on 16 July 2009

Spot Blue One of the Most Approachable Companies in the Business

Here at Spot Blue we love Turkey and Turkish property so much that we could just talk about it all day. We are a knowledgeable resource on all things Turkey, especially all about buying property in the country, but we are also one of the most approachable companies. Many people...

Posted on 11 July 2009

Turkish Tourism Boosted by Strong Euro

As we predicted (with the help of ABTA) it would on this blog, the strong Euro is causing more British tourists to choose Turkey as the destination of their traditional summer holiday, at the expense of the traditional favourites like Spain and Greece. An article in today's Zaman President of...

Posted on 09 July 2009

Turkish Economy Update: Falls in Q1 Ebbing in Q2

A deal between Turkey and the IMF began to look a lot more likely when it was revealed that the Turkish economy contracted 13.8% in the first quarter of this year. This will likely force the government to adjust its forecast of a 3.6% contraction for this year, likely making...

Posted on 03 July 2009

TAV Plans to Increase Turkey Tourism Accessibility – Fingers Crossed for Gazipasa Airport

I just came across an interesting interview with TAV President and CEO Dr Sani Sener on Anna.aero. He said that this year the company will be striving to attract Quantas and Cathy Pacific into their airport in Istanbul. Obviously the plan is to open the Gazipasa airpot at Antalya this...

Posted on 02 July 2009

Turkish Lira Up Against Sterling – Trend Likely to Continue, Property Buyers Must Act Now

The fragility of Sterling's perch against the Lira that we have been blogging on in recent weeks, was shown this week, when the Lira gained 2 pence very suddenly as it seemed a deal with the international monetary fund was close to being reached. Still the talks progress and the...

Posted on 26 June 2009