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Turkey attracts 6.5 billion USD of foreign investment in first 5 months of 2012

Istanbul, 16 July 2012 – Mr Zafer Caglayan, Turkey’s Minister of Economy, has announced that Turkey attracted 6.5 billion USD of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in first 5 months of 2012 showing an increase of 11 percent over the same period in 2011. According to Caglayan, Turkey is attracting the...

Posted on 24 July 2012

Dubai’s largest real estate company to invest again

Istanbul, 13 July 2012 - Emaar, Dubai’s biggest real-estate company, has purchased 430 million USD of land in the Camlica district of Istanbul. This is Emaar’s second major investment in Turkey. The company is to build a 145,000 m2 shopping mall and business centre together with 1,000 houses. The complex...

Posted on 20 July 2012

Lebanese Bank to double its Turkish investment

Istanbul, 12 July 2012 - Odea Bank, part of the Lebanese Bank Audi, is set to increase its capital from 300 million USD to 600 million USD according to Huseyin Ozkaya, Odea’s General Manager. Commenting on the increase Ozkaya said  “We are going through a very serious test phase. We...

Posted on 20 July 2012

US cosmetics manufacturer eyeing up Turkey

Istanbul, 11 July 2012 – The Farouk Shami Group, the US cosmetics company, is eyeing up the Turkish market. Group Chairman Farouk Shami said “We would like to invest in Turkey. It might take place anywhere in Turkey, particularly Istanbul. We aim at pushing the button as soon as possible...

Posted on 20 July 2012

France’s Alstom interested in Turkey’s new high-speed train programme

Istanbul, 10 July 2012 -France’s Alstom Transport is keeping a close eye onTurkey’s new high speed train projects. Arda Inanc, General Manager of Alstom Transport in Turkey, said “Alstom Transport Turkey is working for sustainable growth. The number of our employees in Turkey hit 1,200, while we posted 407 million...

Posted on 20 July 2012

Hyundai Assan benefits from Turkey’s new incentives

Istanbul, 9 July 2012 - Hyundai Assan the leading South Korean company, will be the first company to receive the benefits from Turkey’s new investment incentives scheme. With a total investment of approximately 550 million USD Hyundai intends to increase production at its Izmit factory in NW Turkey from the...

Posted on 20 July 2012

Turkish Airlines Wins Best in Europe 2nd Year Running

Turkish Airlines (THY) has won “Best Airline in Europe” for the second time running in the Skytrax World Airline Awards. Skytrax is the largest airline and airport ranking authority. Additionally, it won in the "Best Airline in Southern Europe" and the "Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seat" categories. Last year...

Posted on 20 July 2012

Turkish Property Prices Continue to Grow in June

While much of the world's economies and property markets getting seeminly more volatile and risky by the day, Turkish property prices continue to grow at the same steady rate (about 10% year on year), making it a great choice for investors looking to dial down on risk. Turkish property prices...

Posted on 19 July 2012

Foreigners Purchase Record Amount of Property in Turkey in May

Many of you will remember our previous posts on the new Turkish property law removing the reciprocity requirement for foreign buyers. The last one we wrote was jubilantly titled The Law is Passed – More Foreigners Can Buy More Property in Turkey. In previous articles we have shared the consensus...

Posted on 18 July 2012

Turkish Ministry Announces $31 Billion Industrial Zones

The Turkish Minister for science, industry and technology, Nihat Ergun, recently announced the government's plans to establish two major industrial zones in the provinces of Zonguldak and Konya. The cost of these industrial zones is estimated to be around $31 billion.   The decision to establish them has been based...

Posted on 12 July 2012