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House sales up by 65 per cent in 2013, with Antalya a favourite with foreigners

Foreigners bought more than 12,000 properties in Turkey during 2013, with the southern province of Antalya attracting the highest number of sales to non-Turks. Figures released by Turkey’s Statistical Institute (TurkStat) showed that of the 1.157 million properties sold in the country last year, 5,548 were to foreigners in Antalya,...

Posted on 26 February 2014

World-class marinas putting the wind in the sails of Turkey’s lifestyle property market

Turkey’s growing marine tourism sector is expected to boost interest in property in coastal resorts in 2014, thanks to a raft of world-class marinas, many of them less than a year or two old, attracting an increasing number of lifestyle property investors, said Turkish property agency Spot Blue International Property...

Posted on 21 February 2014

Istanbul’s largest ever office lease signals healthy 2014 for commercial sector

A New Year’s boost for Istanbul’s commercial real estate sector is the announcement that Colliers International has pre-leased what it claims is the largest-ever office lease recorded in Turkey, namely over 60,000 square metres of the Torun Tower, on behalf of Torunlar REIT. The space has been leased to Denizbank,...

Posted on 11 February 2014

Turkey’s interest rate hike stalls Lira’s fall, fuelling domestic rental market

Developers in Istanbul are reporting a hike in sale to foreign investors during December 2013, fuelled by investors taking advantage of a slump in the value of the Turkish Lira against other major currencies. The recent drop in the value of the Lira against the US Dollar and Sterling has...

Posted on 07 February 2014

Turkey’s quality medical sector attracting increasing numbers of health tourists

A new report ranks Turkey among the top 10 healthcare destinations globally, thanks to the country making high quality treatment and facilities available to foreigners at reasonable prices. The 2014 Global Life Sciences Outlook published by international tax firm Deloitte says Turkey now attracts hundreds of thousands of healthcare seekers...

Posted on 04 February 2014

Fourth airline to link the UK and Istanbul in summer 2014

The choice of flights to Istanbul from the UK will get greater in summer 2014, thanks to Istanbul based airline AtlasJet announcing new scheduled flights to London Luton. Kicking off its UK service, AtlasJet will launch new flights on 2nd May, with a four times weekly service from Istanbul Atatürk...

Posted on 27 January 2014

Turkey’s Antalya booms as tourist destination, while more Turks start to travel abroad

The city of Antalya on Turkey’s southern Mediterranean coast welcomed 12 million visitors in 2013, the highest number ever recorded anywhere in Turkey, according to the country’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Tourist numbers from Russia, China and Germany were especially high last year in Antalya, where the Turkish government...

Posted on 22 January 2014

Come and visit Spot Blue at A Place in the Sun Live exhibition in London!

Spot Blue International Property will be exhibiting at the next A Place in the Sun Live exhibition in March, offering you the chance to come and browse properties for sale across Turkey and discuss your personal requirements with the team in person. A Place in the Sun Live, the official...

Posted on 16 January 2014

More air passengers touch down in 2013, as taste for Turkey keeps on growing

A hike in Turkey’s air traffic meant passenger numbers hit record levels in 2013, confirming the country’s growing popularity in the world as a place to visit and do business. Turkey’s Minister for Transport confirmed in January that the number of air passengers passing through the country last year exceeded...

Posted on 14 January 2014

For idyllic self-build plots in Turkey, look no further than Fethiye

Affordable plots in picturesque locations and with access to improving infrastructure are encouraging an increasing number of British people to create their dream home in the Fethiye area of Turkey, said Turkey property specialist Spot Blue International Property in January. The villages around Fethiye, a colourful town on Turkey’s Mediterranean...

Posted on 14 January 2014