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Intel invests in Turkish internet company

12 October 2011, Turkey - Chip maker Intel, through its investment  arm Intel Capital, has invested an undisclosed amount in Grupanya a Turkish e-commerce company. This is Intel Capital’s second investment in Turkey. According to Burak Aydin, Intel Turkey General Manager the investment will help Grupanya to develop is new...

Posted on 12 October 2011

Turkish Government Commits to Increasing Foreign Sales

Many reports have indicated strong growth in sales of Turkish property to foreigners, not least a report by the Association of Real Estate Investing Partners GYODER, which recorded a 40% growth last year compared to the year before. Never the less, the government seems increasingly committed to making sure the...

Posted on 12 October 2011

Jet2 Expands Turkey Coverage with New Manchester-Istanbul Route

Another day another dollar and another week another new flight for Istanbul airports. This week we see the announcement of another new budget flight linking Manchester in the UK and Istanbul from growing operator Jet 2.com. This is Jet2.com's first flight into Istanbul, all though it does have substantial coverage...

Posted on 07 October 2011

Turkey’s M&A increases

6 October 2011, Ankara - Turkey is having its best M&A period since 2008 as Turkey’s economy continues to outperform the rest of Europe and the emerging BRIC countries. Whilst M&A deals in the BRIC’s Brazil, India and China dropped, with only Russia showing any M&A growth, Turkey’s transaction value...

Posted on 06 October 2011

Turkey Leading Growth in Mergers and Acquisitions

Further proof that Turkey is one of the hottest emerging markets in the world has emerged in new research by Bloomberg on global mergers and acquisitions. According to the research Turkey is now well above the BRIC nations in terms of mergers and acquisitions as more deals are signed in...

Posted on 06 October 2011

A strong wind blowing through Turkey

5 October 2011, Turkey - As part of Turkey’s plan to reduced imported energy supplies running up to Turkey’s centennial in 2023 it has been announced that Turkey’s first locally developed and manufactured wind turbine should come on stream by late 2012. The Turkish manufactured wind turbine has been developed...

Posted on 05 October 2011

Turkey goes green with 600 hydropower plants under construction

3 October 2011, Turkey - According to Turkey’s EMRA (Energy Market Regulatory Authority) there are nearly 600 new hydroelectric power plants due to come on stream, most are already in the construction phase. In addition EMRA has granted 116 new licenses in 2011 (To 31 August) and the number of...

Posted on 03 October 2011

Istanbul’s gas supplier to go private

30 September 2011, Turkey - “IGDAS is the next company to be put to tender by IBB” said Adem Basturk, the Secretary General of IBB (Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality) about IGDAS (Istanbul Natural Gas Distribution Company) in a recent statement. IGDAS is expected to be privatised in 2012. IGDAS serves 4...

Posted on 30 September 2011

Chinese electricity company invests in Turkey

29 September 2011, Turkey - Zhejiang Energy Group, China’s state owned electric power construction holding company, has signed an agreement with Turkey’s Polat Madencilik to develop a coal mining field in Aydin in western Turkey and a coal fired power plant creating 5,000 jobs. The first stage of the agreement...

Posted on 29 September 2011

Top of the Props September Shows Increasing Spending Power

It's that time of the month again, and the top ten properties for September reveal some interesting trends, and confirm some others. First of all the dominance of Altinkum continues, despite of the fact that the average price range of the most popular properties continues to increase, now to around...

Posted on 29 September 2011