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Turkey and EU Announce New Recipe to Put Accession Talks Back on the Menu

In the hopes of freeing up the blockage on Turkey's EU Accession campaign, Turkish EU Affairs Minister Egemen Bagis and EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule have put their collective weight behind a new "positive agenda" to put the negotiations back on track. "This is a special day in our relations,"...

Posted on 17 May 2012

Turkey Renews Call on EU to Lift Visa Requirements

The chief negotiator and European Union Minister for Turkey, Egemen Bagis, has once again called on EU executives to lift visa requirements for Turkish citizens. Bagis has formally written to European commissioners and the European Parliament as well as the European media, members of non-governmental organisations and think tank organisations,...

Posted on 05 April 2012

Economic Crisis Improves Relations Between Turkey and Greece

Historically relations between the Greek and Turkish nations have always been a little tense, but there is speculation that Greece’s recent economic woes may lead to something of a rapprochement between the two countries. Greece was quick to send aid to Turkey after the earthquake in the eastern province of...

Posted on 29 March 2012

Istanbul Number One in European Property Investment

Since the downturn struck I could count the number of times the Guardian has covered Turkish property, in the mainstream sections anyway, but we have a cracker in today's. After winning for the last 2 years on the trot, Istanbul has once again be named the property  investment hotspot of...

Posted on 03 February 2012

Turkey Continues to Impress for all the Right Reasons

It is no surprise that foreign direct investment is flooding into Turkey, because unlike many countries at the moment, there is no reason to be scared of investing. Turkey is in Europe, but not in the Eurozone and has been growing strongly throughout the European financial crisis. Even now as...

Posted on 09 December 2011

Turkey supplies to European aerospace company

1 December 2011, Ankara - Eurocopter, the Franco German Spanish aerospace company, has picked Turkish made imaging systems and fire and control systems are to be fitted to their EC-635 helicopters. Thomas Hein, Eurocopter’s VP, recent said “Turkish defense products are cost effective, high quality, and come free of export...

Posted on 01 December 2011

Turkey Unaffected by Euro Debt Contagion says Erdogan

Speaking at the B20 business event at the G20 in Cannes, the ever-charismatic Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan told the audience of CEO's and businessmen that Turkey's history of reforms make it immune from the sovereign debt crisis engulfing Europe. "Structural reforms created an environment ensuring that, even in times of...

Posted on 04 November 2011

Turkey Named as One of Top Property Investments in World

Turkey has been highlighted as one of the top choices for global property investors by a leading expert. Speaking at the MIPIM event in Cannes, France, Robert White of Real Capital Analytics told reporters that the BRICs are no longer the top dogs of global property investment, that now the...

Posted on 13 March 2011

Istanbul Airport Traffic up 70% in 2010

Traffic through the Istanbul Sabiha Gocken airport grew by an incredible 70% last year compared to 2009 according to data from air traffic data collation website Anna.Aero. Even more incredibly this growth saw the airport become the second fastest growing in the world, beaten only by the airport at Kaunus...

Posted on 11 February 2011

Turkey Negotiating on Free Trade with the Ukraine

This week saw Turkey commence negotiations on a free-trade agreement with the Ukraine. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met his opposite number in Kiev January 25th, to discuss free-trade and other ways of increasing ties including the potential for visa-free travel. In the last 18-24 months Turkey has increased...

Posted on 27 January 2011