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The Russians are Back in Turkey

For many decades, Russians were the top nationality of Turkey’s tourism industry, flocking particularly to the Mediterranean region of Antalya. Likewise, when Turkey opened its real estate market to foreigners, Russians flocked to buy apartments and villas, and many of them become expats enjoying the carefree lifestyle and ideal weather...

Posted on 16 November 2017

Plans Unveiled for New Ataturk Cultural Centre in Taksim Square

This week, President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan unveiled plans for the new Ataturk Cultural Centre in Taksim Square, Istanbul. The old Ataturk Cultural Centre that many officials said was ugly and unsafe will be demolished, and work will begin on the new building with plans for it to open...

Posted on 14 November 2017

Four Cities in Turkey Listed on the Top 100 Most Visited

On November the 7th, at the World Travel Market in London, Euromonitor International unveiled the top 100 most visited cities in the world and four Turkish cities; Istanbul, Antalya, Edirne and Artvin appeared on the list. Detailing the importance of their research, Euromonitor said cities are at the forefront of...

Posted on 10 November 2017

Three Turkish Cities Join UNESCO Creative Cities Network

A statement published by UNESCO has confirmed that three more Turkish cities have been added to their Creative Cities Network bringing the total to four. The south-eastern province of Gaziantep was accepted in 2015 and has now been joined by Istanbul, Hatay and Kutahya after their applications submitted in 2016...

Posted on 06 November 2017

Turkish Airlines Open 2017 Enjoys A Successful First Half

The Turkish Airlines Open 2017 will end on the 5th of November, but players and avid spectators are already raving about key events that have dominated the tournament. Despite a promising start by Irishman Padraig Harrington, he fell to 16th place on the 2nd day of the competition. Instead, professional...

Posted on 04 November 2017

Introduction to Istanbul City in Turkey

Every country has its most prominent city and in the case of Turkey, this is Istanbul. Throughout the history of humankind, it has been a pinnacle point of travel, trade, politics and war. Empires have fought each other to gain control of the strategic piece of land. Thankfully these days,...

Posted on 30 October 2017

Turkish Property Sales to Foreigners Rise 75% Year on Year

In a report released this week, Turk Stat, the Turkish Statistical Institution said Turkish property sold to foreigners in September reflected a 75% increase on figures from the same time last year. Across the country, foreigners of various nationalities bought 2,236 homes intended for residential use. Industry experts are excited...

Posted on 26 October 2017

Turkish Airlines Add Another Istanbul Itinerary to Free Layover Tours

A recent announcement by Turkish Airlines unveiled their latest solution for international business travellers on a layover through Istanbul. Anyone flying on a business class ticket who has a layover time of seven hours or more can book a free private Bosphorus cruise, acting as the perfect, organised introduction to...

Posted on 22 October 2017

Marriott Hotels Have Big Plans to Expand in Turkey

Turkish newspapers are reporting a recent announcement by Marriott international hotels to expand their operation in Turkey over the next three years. The announcement was made by the Vice president of Marriott operations during a recent meeting to discuss the success of the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Izmir....

Posted on 20 October 2017

Private School in Istanbul Offers Joint Turkish-British Curriculum

The private British International School of Istanbul is focusing on a new curriculum for Turkish students that combines the British education curriculum with the Turkish one. The school that now accommodates more than 40 different nationalities of students has been open for 25 years, and emphasise their small classes have...

Posted on 16 October 2017