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Will Turkey Bid to Host the 2026 Winter Olympics?

The deadline for applications to be the host city of the 2026 Winter Olympics is March the 31st 2018, and all eyes are on Turkey to see if they will commit to earlier suggestions that they were preparing a bid. Turkey has applied many times to host the Summer Olympics...

Posted on 18 February 2018

Antalya Hosts Their First Millionaire Wedding of 2018

Continuing its international fame as a luxury event destination, Antalya has hosted their first millionaire wedding of 2018. Anadolu Agency reports the marriage with a budget of nearly 1 million USD was of the son and daughter of two prominent and wealthy Indian businessmen. With the exact location undisclosed, the...

Posted on 06 February 2018

Veganism in Turkey is on the Rise

Although the national diet of Turkey has for many centuries heavily included vegetables, fruits, nuts and grains, veganism as an alternative lifestyle was slow to catch on. That is changing, however, with a growing interest in the concept from the younger generation, who once they have tried it are eager...

Posted on 12 May 2017

Istanbul’s mega airport likely to deliver up to 200 new air links

Istanbul’s new airport could connect the city to between 150 and 200 new destinations, in addition to those currently served by its existing two airports, when it opens in 2018, according to research by aviation news website Anna.aero.com. Highlighting the huge benefit that the airport will bring, the news was...

Posted on 18 December 2015

AKP’s election victory seen as positive for Turkish property market

The result of Turkey’s November 1 election saw the country’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) win back its majority in the Turkish Government and as a result inject confidence into the country’s markets and currency. Instability and uncertainty had prevailed in Turkey after the inconclusive election in June, which saw...

Posted on 02 November 2015

Bodrum tipped as holiday hot spot as annual regatta gets underway

Bodrum has been included in a TripAdvisor list of 10 stunning destinations around the world that are on the rise, highlighting the resort’s growing status as a leading international tourist destination. The world’s largest travel website highlighted how Bodrum has been transformed from a cosy fishing village into one of...

Posted on 19 October 2015

Turkey ranked No. 2 for growth by ‘The Economist’, and celebrates MIPIM and new Gulf property fund

Property prices in Turkey are growing at the second highest rate of all major world economies, according to the latest House-Price Indicator by leading publication ‘The Economist’, which is encouraging news for investors in Turkish real estate. The Indicator chart, published in April, showed that by the start of 2015...

Posted on 01 May 2015

Turkey records rising number of foreign purchases and prepares for international property expo

Turkey’s popularity with overseas investors and visitors is as strong as ever, according to new figures that show year-on-year rises in the total number of tourists and property purchases by non-residents there in 2014. Foreign property purchases increased by a staggering 55.6 per cent in last year compared to 2013,...

Posted on 17 February 2015

World focus on Turkey steps up a gear as it hosts 50th cycle tour event

Turkey’s picturesque coastline is in the global sporting spotlight this month, after the 50th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey, which sees the world’s elite cyclists race from Alanya to Istanbul, kicked off on Sunday, 27th April. And after day 2, the race leader is British champion Mark Cavendish. The eight-stage...

Posted on 29 April 2014

Turkey’s real estate sector in global spotlight at international property show

Turkish property has once again been a highlight at the world’s largest trade property exhibition, namely MIPIM and taking place in France 11th-14th March, after Turkey was chosen as one of three Countries of Honour for the second year running. Testament to the global interest in property in Turkey, more...

Posted on 13 March 2014