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The Best Places to Buy Property in Turkey

From the east to the west, Turkey is an incredibly large country covering 81 provinces and eight geographical regions. First-time buyers eager to know the best places to buy property in Turkey may be overwhelmed at the vast amount of destinations open to them, from the leading cities to small...

Posted on 12 September 2017

Air Travel in Turkey Continues to Rise in Popularity

The last twenty years have seen many changes in Turkish society and travel businesses were one of the sectors massively affected when the government embarked on a campaign to modernise methods and infrastructure. Efforts are definitely paying off, as the latest travel stats revealed by the General Directorate of State...

Posted on 08 September 2017

Tourism Update from Turkey

Turkey’s tourism sector smoothly entered September having received a boost from domestic travellers. The Turkish government extended the annual public holiday for Kurban Bayram, known as the feast of sacrifice to 10 days. Experts say this encouraged more than 1 million Turks to hit the open road for extended family...

Posted on 04 September 2017

Famous Things in Turkey

Part of the enjoyment of visiting Turkey for the first time is the quirky facts and figures that make up this absolutely diverse country. Including history, food, science, produce, exports and many other aspects of society, people enjoy learning about the things that Turkey is famous for. From the weird...

Posted on 31 August 2017

Where do Expats Live in Turkey?

Ever since living abroad became a popular choice for retirees, potential candidates often look at Turkey as one of the countries that may become their second or even first home. There is still a slight urge, however, to keep ties with their nationalities and many people ask us where do...

Posted on 27 August 2017

Good Reasons to Buy Property in Turkey

Owning a second home abroad is no longer a trend but well-deserved benefit of 21st-century life. With masses of countries allowing foreigners to purchase and live overseas, potential home owners often want to know good reasons to buy property in Turkey. They are looking for answers to help them decide...

Posted on 26 August 2017

Turkey Removes Military Search for Foreign Property Buyers

The property market of Turkey is celebrating recent news that in some areas, the government has removed the compulsory military search that most foreign buyers had to complete. By doing so, a foreign property buyer can now receive their title deeds on the same day as purchasing, a positive aspect...

Posted on 24 August 2017

Turkey’s Power Alternatives in the Energy Market

Demand for gas, oil and electricity in Turkey have continued to increase over the last few years as the country experiences a growing population, a robust economy and increased market production. However, the desire for cheaper, alternative energy, such as wind, solar and biogas, has become a top priority as...

Posted on 22 August 2017

Saudi Royalty Arrives in Bodrum with 300 Suitcases

Staying true to its long-established reputation as playground of the rich and famous, the Bodrum region of Turkey, is this week hosting the Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, a member of the Saudi royal family, visionary investor, and avid philanthropist, worth 18 billion dollars. Arriving at Bodrum airport on...

Posted on 16 August 2017

Turkey’s Foreign Trade Statistics for First Half of 2017

A recent report published by the national news agency of Turkey, Anadolu has revealed foreign trade statistics for the first half of 2017. Using information, and data provided by the Turkish Statistical Institution (Turk Stat), the report also compared year on year figures of June 2016 and the same month...

Posted on 10 August 2017

Report Reveals Brits Prefer the Mugla Region of Turkey

A recent report by the Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism, and published in the Daily Sabah Newspaper has revealed that British people prefer the Mugla region of Turkey. Covering the southwestern coast, the stats compiled by the national news agency Anadolu, show that Brits are not only the top...

Posted on 08 August 2017

Antalya Securing Prestigious Status for Luxury Living

The Antalya region of Turkey has always been an attractive destination for foreign nationalities, whether it is just for holidays or as an expat haven. It mainly achieved this by offering value for money through its budget hotels, restaurants and shops. Yet the last ten years has seen it embark...

Posted on 04 August 2017

Tourism News from Turkey – July 2017

Naturally, with July being one of the busiest tourism months in Turkey, travel news is coming out thick and fast, with many people especially keeping an eye on current developments re the laptop ban. Previously imposed on flights originating from many Middle Eastern and African countries including Turkey, the USA...

Posted on 31 July 2017

5 Places in Turkey Worth Visiting

Turkey, the 37th largest country in the world and a land mass that has hosted many civilisations throughout history delights every visitor, time and time again. Of course, the culture and food play a large part in this, but the vast range of places to visit in Turkey offers everyone...

Posted on 29 July 2017

Turkish Airlines Going from Strength to Strength

In a press release this month, Turkish Airlines revealed that in the first half of 2017, they transported a record 30.3 million people across the globe. The airline that has won many awards over the years for its customer service, and business class departments, said the amount in June was...

Posted on 28 July 2017

Guide to Visiting Turkey in Winter

From May to October, airports, hotels, bars and restaurants around Turkey are in full flow as the official tourism season kicks into action. This is when travel agencies ramp up their marketing and adverts displaying the pleasures of summer living in the country. This isn’t to say though, that the...

Posted on 22 July 2017

Bringing Luxury, Eco-Friendly Living to Antalya

Antalya on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey has always been a centre of excellence. However, the latest real estate project to come out of the region puts it firmly in the prestigious circle of luxury eco-friendly places to live around the world. Pushing the boundaries of innovation, the riverside development...

Posted on 18 July 2017

Turkey Set to Confirm Potential Energy Project with Israel

Turkey’s energy minister Berat Albayrak has confirmed that he will visit Israel before the end of 2017 to finalise an ambitious gas line project from Israel to Turkey. The announcement was made at the 22nd World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul that ran from the 9th to the 13th of July....

Posted on 13 July 2017

14 Things to Know Before Visiting Turkey

It seems like a lifetime since we naively set foot on Turkish soil for the first time. In those days, our only information source was Lonely Planet travel guidebooks, because the internet was in its infancy. Despite all its useful information, nothing could have prepared us for the momentous event,...

Posted on 11 July 2017

The Most Popular Coastal Holiday Resorts in Turkey

Turkey thrives as a tourist and expat destination, mainly because of the masses of coastal holiday resorts attracting beach lovers and expats seeking a life in the sun. Only a small area of the country is landlocked and the north, west and part of the south together have 5,000 miles...

Posted on 07 July 2017