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High Hopes for Turkey’s Euro 2024 Bid

Turkey has submitted their application to host the UEFA 2024 Euro Football Tournament, and hopes are running high after the only other bid came from Germany. Reducing the competition to be the host country, the Estonian, Danish and Netherlands football association dropped their applications. The UEFA European Championship is the...

Posted on 11 June 2018

Italian Investment in Turkey

In February 2018, president Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended an executive meeting in Rome with the prime aim of improving Italian investment in Turkey. The conference, organised by ISPAT (Investment, Support and promotion agency of Turkey) and the oldest Italian Think Tank, the ISPI (Institute for International Political Studies) was the...

Posted on 10 March 2018

Turkey and Africa’s Fruitful Business Relations

While the Turkish economy performed exceptionally well in 2017, it seems Turkey is not about to sit back and relax. Looking to boost already fruitful political, economic, and military relations between Turkey and Africa, the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has just toured the vast continent on a 5-day,...

Posted on 01 March 2018

The Russians are Back in Turkey

For many decades, Russians were the top nationality of Turkey’s tourism industry, flocking particularly to the Mediterranean region of Antalya. Likewise, when Turkey opened its real estate market to foreigners, Russians flocked to buy apartments and villas, and many of them become expats enjoying the carefree lifestyle and ideal weather...

Posted on 16 November 2017

Turkey’s President Meets with Key USA Companies and Investors

During the recent 72nd United Nations meeting in New York, Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with key representatives of more than 70 top level USA and global companies. Companies like Boeing, Blackstone, Pepsi and Coca-cola were just a few of the names from various industry sectors including food, energy,...

Posted on 07 October 2017

Turkey to Receive Qatari Capital

Close ties struck between Turkey and Qatar during current Middle Eastern tensions are set to be converted into a $5 billion Emirati investment into Turkey. As some Gulf and Arab nations staged an economic blockade of Qatar over the summer months, its close advocate, Turkey, stepped forward and exported essential...

Posted on 14 September 2017

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

Turkey’s European Union membership back on the agenda in Brussels

Turkey could be about to take a step closer to joining the European Union (EU), after the EU Council confirmed that next month it will resume talks with Turkey about its membership of the 28-nation EU bloc, following a three-year break from discussions. Recent talks on Turkey’s membership were postponed...

Posted on 22 October 2013

Turkey and Belgium Team Up Against Double Taxation

Turkey and Belgium have increased their joint cooperation against double taxation. The pair have signed a new protocol to enable the increased flow of information in line with OECD standards aimed at negating the possibility of paying tax on the same income in two countries. The protocol, signed yesterday during...

Posted on 10 July 2013

Turkey Pushing Eurasia as it Splits Between the Two

Countries in Eurasia could play an important role in the new global structure, with Turkey's help according to a new statement from Turkish President Abdullah Gul. In a message to the 16th Eurasia Economic Summit in Istanbul today, where leaders from across the region are gathered to discuss a wide...

Posted on 10 April 2013

Turkish-Greek Tourism Forum Increases Ties between Two Countries

A Turkish-Greek tourism forum was recently held in Ankara and garnered considerable interest from Turkish and Greek officials and business-people. It's anticipated the forum will help increase the flow of tourists between Greece and Turkey through increasing cooperation between travel agencies in the two countries. The Greek ambassador was also...

Posted on 08 March 2013

Turkey Doesn’t See Shanghai Group as Alternative to EU

Turkey is looking at joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), but according to the Turkish president, Abdullah Gul, this is not as an alternative to gaining full membership to the EU. Turkey is still pursuing negotiations to join the EU, and is looking to successfully conclude accession talks. The question...

Posted on 07 February 2013

Turkey to Resume Talks with France on Nuclear Power Plants

France and Turkey has agreed to resume their talks on nuclear energy, as Ankara has plans to build three nuclear power plants within the next five years. The French foreign trade minister, Nicole Bricq recently met with the Turkish energy Minister Taner Yildiz to discuss nuclear power projects. France is...

Posted on 26 January 2013

Turkey to be Declared Key Country for EU

The European Union is to declare Turkey as being essential for the prosperity and security of the area, but is still critical of Ankara’s failure to make progress towards accession. These issues are to be raised in the EU’s draft strategy paper, the Enlargement Strategy Paper which is due to...

Posted on 27 September 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