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UK – Turkey Flight Market Set to Resume Growth in 2018

After experiencing a decline in 2016 and 2017, experts are predicting a return to record-breaking figures for the UK – Turkey flight market in 2018. A report by Anna Aero, the Airline Network News and Analysis company forecast a 16% growth in weekly seat numbers for all flights between the...

Posted on 25 January 2018

Emirates Resumes Sabiha Gokcen Istanbul Flight

Starting in June 2018, Emirates Airlines has announced it will resume its five times a week flight between Dubai and Sabiha Gokcen, the second airport of Istanbul on the Asian side. Previously cancelling it after the 2016 failed coup in Turkey, they credit the resumption of services to increased passenger...

Posted on 23 January 2018

2018 is the Year of Troy in Turkey

2018 is the year of Troy in Turkey and excitement is growing as the western province of Canakkale where the historic city is located, plans a series of events to celebrate its 20th year as a World UNESCO Heritage site. Declaring 2018 as the year of Troy is not only...

Posted on 17 January 2018

TUI Expands Turkish Flight Schedule from Manchester Airport

TUI has announced it will expand its Turkey flight schedule by adding extra routes from Manchester airport to Dalaman and Antalya on the Mediterranean coast. Turkish tourism experts who are predicting 2018 will be the year, that the country bounces back from a lull in its international visitor stats, will...

Posted on 11 January 2018

Excellent Reasons to Buy Property in Fethiye

Fethiye in Mediterranean Turkey is one of the most prominent regions for domestic and international property sales. Over the years, as the Turkish real estate market has grown, many people have bought homes in the area to either use for their holidays or to live in the country all year...

Posted on 08 January 2018

Istanbul New Third Airport Promises to Minimize its Environmental Impact

In the current day and age, when most countries are actively taking part in minimising climate change, many people would question the construction of Istanbul’s New Third Airport and what impact it will have on the environment. They would also be within their rights to question it because when complete,...

Posted on 06 January 2018

Turkey’s Medium Term Economic Program

In September 2017, Turkey’s Medium Term Economic Program for 2018 to 2020 was unveiled. Prepared every year by law, then approved by the cabinet, and released by the Ministry of Development, it is finally published in the Official Gazette of Turkey. The Medium Term Economic Program is a study of...

Posted on 02 January 2018

5 Tips on How to Sell Your House in Turkey

If you are a foreign Turkish property owner who has a holiday house, or an expat living in the country permanently, there might come a day when you consider selling, either for personal or financial reasons. Naturally, you will want to know how to sell your house in Turkey quickly...

Posted on 25 December 2017

Turkish Tourism Bounces Back and Looks Forward to 2018

The Turkish tourism industry started 2017 with apprehension, but industry insiders are celebrating a successful comeback with high hopes for 2018. Stats revealed by the country’s official statistical organisation said in the first ten months of 2017, tourist numbers increased by 28% year-on-year, coming in at a total of 29...

Posted on 20 December 2017

Turkish Economy Shows Biggest Growth in the G20

The latest figures released by Turk Stat, the Turkish Statistical Institute revealed that Turkey is the fastest growing G20 economy after it clocked up record figures for the third quarter of 2017. Beating China and India, from July to September, growth came in at 11.1%, the highest double-digit figure recorded...

Posted on 17 December 2017

EasyJet’s Busy 2018 Turkey Flight Schedule

This week the low-cost British airline EasyJet unveiled 20 more routes for its summer 2018 flying program including Liverpool to Dalaman airport on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Urging flyers to “book direct so they don’t have to pay more than you should,” the airline is expanding on its flight...

Posted on 13 December 2017

Turk Telekom Reports a Successful 2017

A statement by CEO Paul Doany of Turk Telekom, the country’s leading telecommunications company, has revealed the company has exceeded their expectations for 2017 and are looking forward to continuing their growth in 2018. From January to September of 2017, Turk Telekom achieved double-digit growth resulting in a net profit...

Posted on 08 December 2017

Turkey Set to Exceed 2017 Export Targets Amid Growth Revision

A statement by the president of the Turkish Exporters Assembly revealed that the Turkish government is optimistic it will surpass 2017 export targets. By November of 2017, exports were showing a 14% increase year on year, netting a total 142.4 billion dollars. The year-end goal is 156.5 billion. Crediting the...

Posted on 03 December 2017

10 Turkish Words to Know When Buying Property

The process of buying property in Turkey may seem daunting because the country speaks another language, yet foreign property buyers will find it straightforward and simple. In many of the coastal areas and large city of Istanbul where most foreign buyers are found, English is widely spoken. During the actual...

Posted on 28 November 2017

Turkish Airlines Has Big Plans for 2018

In a statement released to the official news agency of Turkey, Turkish Airlines, the country’s national carrier has announced ambitious plans to transport 100 million passengers every year, be one of the top five cargo companies by 2023 and create 7000 jobs by 2018. They are looking to the opening...

Posted on 25 November 2017

Turkey’s New Tourism Strategy

After boosting their travel and tourism industries to record-breaking levels, Turkey took a knock after a series of events over the last two years kept visitors away. A disagreement with Russia severely affected the Antalya region, which has for many years, heavily relied on Russian holidaymakers. Likewise, Europeans concerned about...

Posted on 23 November 2017

What is Turkey’s Turquoise Card System?

Turkey’s Turquoise Card is a point-based application system aimed at attracting highly skilled foreigners and high-level investors to Turkey with the right to work and live in the country indefinitely. Many have said it is Turkey’s equivalent to the USA green card system. Called Turkuaz Kart in Turkish, it was...

Posted on 21 November 2017

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