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Istanbul Airports Make News for Series of New Routes

We have learned from airline data collation service anna.aero, that Pegasus Airlines increased its coverage of Germany out of Istanbul Sabiha Gocken this week, when it announced the launch of a new 3-weekly services to Nuremberg in German Bavaria. The route is to be serviced by the airline's 737-800s with...

Posted on 07 July 2011

Turkish Economy Now Fastest Growing in World

The Turkish economy continued its incredible growth with a record of 11% year on year GDP growth in the first quarter. This made Turkey the fastest growing economy in the world by an incredible margin; Argentina was closes with 9.9% followed by China with 9.7%. At the start of 2010...

Posted on 01 July 2011

Tourism Ministry Reveals Strong Growth in 2011 Tourism

According to the latest data from the Culture and Tourism Ministry, Turkey welcomed 9 million visitors in the first 5 months of 2011, a 15% growth on the same period last year. The news comes about 1 month after the Ministry revealed the 6 million visitors in the first 4...

Posted on 30 June 2011

Mugla Region Named Top Trending Region in Rightmove Search Report

According to the latest data from Rightmove the Mugla region is the most popular region in Turkey in terms of demand from foreign buyers, and is now becoming one of the hottest markets in the overseas property world. In the Rightmove Overseas Search Report for May, Mugla is shown in...

Posted on 27 June 2011

Turkish Tourism Growing Strongly in 2011

In the first quarter of 2011 Turkey received 4.4 million tourists, an increase of 18.9% on the 3.7 million visitors received in the first quarter of 2010 according to the latest data from Turkstat. The strongest increase was recorded in March this year, the 1.8 million visitors a growth of...

Posted on 24 June 2011

Turkish Airline Wins Big in Skytrax Awards

Turkish Airlines has yet again racked up the accolades in the 2011 Skytrax Awards. This year Turkish Airlines won the awards for Best Airline Europe, Best Premium Economy Seats and Best Airline Southern Europe. The Skytrax Awards also known as the Passengers Choice Awards surveyed 18.8 million air passengers over...

Posted on 23 June 2011

Christiano Ronaldo Highlights Turkish Tourism Experience

[caption id="attachment_9669" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Christiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk on Blue Cruise in Bodrum"][/caption] For anyone that doesn't know, Christiano Ronaldo is currently holidaying in Turkey as a guest of Besiktas chairman Yıldırım Demiroren. Ronaldo, formerly of Manchester United and now playing for Real Madrid is one of the most...

Posted on 22 June 2011

Turkey Property is the Hot Investment Choice

During the boom emerging markets took on an appeal all of their own as they became known for their self-perpetuating cycles of strong growth. Economic growth would lead to rising affluence, which would lead to increasing demand for housing, house prices would be pushed up as a result of this...

Posted on 18 June 2011

Newly Empowered AK Party Could Get EU Accession Back on Track

Now nearly one week past the Turkish election and not a peep of controversy or complaint at the result, we can safely say that the election was a success, especially given that 87% of the voting public turned out and cast their vote. Prime Minister Erdogan of the Justice and...

Posted on 17 June 2011

Turkish Tourism Spikes in 2011, Will they Stay or Will They Go?

Turkey welcomed 6 million visitors in the first 4 months of 2011, an astonishing 21% increase over last year. Obviously this incredible rise has been mainly attributed to the Arab Spring; the name given to a series of uprisings which have toppled governments and created warzones across the Middle East....

Posted on 10 June 2011