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Why Buyers Like the Beylikduzu Property Market

Without a doubt, Istanbul is the most active real estate market in Turkey, but one district is gaining more fame and attention than others. The Beylikduzu property market, sitting west from the Bosphorus straits has received praise from many local and international real estate sectors for its excellence in urban...

Posted on 12 May 2018

The Best Things to do In Kusadasi

Whether you are on holiday, or a local resident, there is an impressive range of things to do in Kusadasi that keeps everyone entertained, no matter what your age is. The Aegean coastal resort of Turkey really does deliver when it comes to historical, family, cultural and fun activities. The...

Posted on 06 May 2018

5 Istanbul Neighbourhoods for Property Buyers

Without a doubt, the large and bustling city of Istanbul rules the Turkish property market. The metropolis that in 2014 was the world’s sixth most visited destination demands respect and admiration as a central hub of business, economy, finance, education and tourism. So naturally, given the hype and business importance,...

Posted on 01 May 2018

Medical Tourism in Turkey Boosted by Government Incentives

The Turkish government has unveiled new incentives to boost its medical tourism sector that in 2017 generated 10 billion USD in revenue and was an increase of 31% on the year before. The incentives were unveiled by Naci Agbal, the Turkish finance minister and include VAT Exemption for foreigners who...

Posted on 25 April 2018

Golf Tourism in Turkey Looks Forward to a Record-Breaking Year

The Turkish Golf Federation has announced that they are expecting 2018 to be a record-breaking year for golf tourism in Turkey. Stating that golfers particularly favour March, April, October and November which are outside of Turkey’s primary tourist season, they expect facilities in the Belek district of Antalya to reach...

Posted on 20 April 2018

Antalya Named as Best Value Blue Flag Beach Destination in Europe

Experts at On The Beach holiday company have been crunching numbers, and in a recent press release, they say the Antalya region of Mediterranean Turkey offers the best value for blue flag destinations in Europe. Cross-referencing, the number of blue flag beaches of which Antalya has 194, with the average...

Posted on 15 April 2018

Turkey Moves to Reduce Account Deficit with Investor Package

Turkey has released an investor program worth a staggering USD 33 billion to lessen its current account deficit that in January totalled nearly $7.1 B. The program aims to do this by lowering imports and increasing exports. 19 companies across various industries including agriculture, electronics, health and automotive qualify for...

Posted on 12 April 2018

Turkey’s Air Traffic Statistics Achieving Record-Breaking Numbers

A recent press release by the General Directorate of State Airports Authority shows Turkey’s air traffic statistics for January to March of 2018 increased 21.5% year on year. During these months, 43 million people used airports in Turkey as their preferred method of travel. However, optimism is high that these...

Posted on 08 April 2018

Turkish Investment Laws Amended to Ease Business Procedures

An announcement in March 2018 by ISPAT (Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey) confirmed recent amendments to Turkish investment laws, aimed at reducing red tape and centralising processes into one database. They added entrepreneurs have welcomed the new regulations because they reflect a reduction in expenses. Turkish Investment Laws...

Posted on 04 April 2018

5 Reasons Why Expats Like Living in Kusadasi

For hundreds of expats living in Kusadasi, life is exactly how they imagined it should be. Enjoying a laidback, beachside ambience, they also tap into glorious weather and embrace the Turkish dream. Belonging to Aegean Turkey, Kusadasi is one of the lesser talked about expat resorts, yet it keeps a...

Posted on 01 April 2018

A Rise in Cruise Ship Tourism in Turkey

Part of Turkey’s tourism plan that boosted it into the ranks of top visited destinations in the world was to diversify tourism niches to generate a year-round income in all sectors. This included cruise ship tourism that was until 2016, an ever-growing industry. Terrorist attacks, as well as a failed...

Posted on 29 March 2018

Trip Advisor Says Istanbul is the 9th Best Destination in the World

For their 2018 Travelers Choice Awards, Trip Advisor has named Istanbul, the 9th best destination in the world. The boost to its touristic reputation will be welcomed by many travel industry experts of Turkey who are expecting 2018 to be a record year of tourism. Over the last 2 years,...

Posted on 24 March 2018

The Turkish Tourism Industry Hopes for a Successful Year

The Turkish tourism industry is looking forward to a profitable year as latest reports show European and other nationalities are flocking back to explore the country’s cities and enjoy the 7000 kilometres of coastline. Reaching its peak in 2015, the Turkish tourism industry weathered a series of disasters in recent...

Posted on 19 March 2018

Turkish Airlines Passenger Numbers Grow in Strength

Latest stats reveal Turkish Airlines Passenger Numbers got off to a good start in 2018 and the company is hopeful the year will be one of their most successful to date. In a released press statement on their website, passenger numbers for February 2018 reached 5.1 million and increased by...

Posted on 17 March 2018

Fun Things to Do in Antalya

Tourists love Mediterranean Turkey, a hub of sandy beaches perfect for swimming and relaxing, but the enormous range of things to do in Antalya, make it the second most popular holiday destination in the country. As experts in the hospitality industry, Antalya’s main attractions cater for everyone, young and old,...

Posted on 13 March 2018

Italian Investment in Turkey

In February 2018, president Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended an executive meeting in Rome with the prime aim of improving Italian investment in Turkey. The conference, organised by ISPAT (Investment, Support and promotion agency of Turkey) and the oldest Italian Think Tank, the ISPI (Institute for International Political Studies) was the...

Posted on 10 March 2018

Top Ten Beaches in Turkey as Named by Trip Advisor

Every year, Trip Advisor selects the best beaches in Turkey according to user reviews. Calling it the Travellers Choice Awards, they also rank these beaches among other regions including Europe and the world. Beaches are a strong lure to holidaymakers in Turkey, and beaches along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts,...

Posted on 06 March 2018

Turkey and Africa’s Fruitful Business Relations

While the Turkish economy performed exceptionally well in 2017, it seems Turkey is not about to sit back and relax. Looking to boost already fruitful political, economic, and military relations between Turkey and Africa, the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has just toured the vast continent on a 5-day,...

Posted on 01 March 2018

Where Do Foreigners Buy Property in Turkey?

Turk Stat, the Turkish statistical Institution, say specific areas are more popular than others for foreigners buying property in Turkey. Reviewing the data for 2017, foreigners purchased a total of 22,234 houses in Turkey. The top buying nationalities were Iraqis, Saudi Arabians, Kuwaitis, and Russians to name but a few....

Posted on 24 February 2018

Will Turkey Bid to Host the 2026 Winter Olympics?

The deadline for applications to be the host city of the 2026 Winter Olympics is March the 31st 2018, and all eyes are on Turkey to see if they will commit to earlier suggestions that they were preparing a bid. Turkey has applied many times to host the Summer Olympics...

Posted on 18 February 2018