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Fourth busiest European airport and voted ‘best place to meet’ – Istanbul starts 2015 with a bang

Istanbul’s growing status as an international hub was confirmed in January, after statistics confirmed the city now has the fourth busiest airport in Europe while a leading events magazine named it the world’s best meeting destination. Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport saw a staggering 11 per cent rise in passenger numbers in...

Posted on 27 January 2015

Strong economic data adds a shine to property investment in Turkey

Downward pressure on Europe’s economies continues to bypass Turkey, after the economy there recorded an encouraging 9.8 per cent year-on-year rise in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first eight months of 2014. According to Ministry of Economy data, FDI in Turkey reached $8.6billion for the January-August period, which saw...

Posted on 04 November 2014

Why two Istanbul districts have the wow factor in the Middle East

Two districts on Istanbul’s European side, namely Bahcesehir and Belikduzu, have become hot spots for Gulf investors purchasing second homes in 2014, said Turkish property specialist Spot Blue International Property in October. Julian Walker, director at Spot Blue International Property, commented: “A large proportion of our clients today are from...

Posted on 23 October 2014

Turkey’s stock exchange gaining stability globally

A sign of Turkey’s strengthening economy, the Istanbul Stock Exchange Market (Borsa Istanbul) is now ranked within the world’s top 20 most sustainable stock exchanges.  Based on companies' environmental, social and corporate governance performance, the Sustainable Exchanges Index measures the sustainability of exchanges. The new rankings place the Borsa Istanbul...

Posted on 21 October 2014

IMF predicts continued economic growth in Turkey

Turkey’s economy has grown by six per cent on average since 2010 and is set to continue growing albeit at a moderate pace, according to a report by the International Monetary Fund.An IMF team visited Turkey between September 11 and 24 and carried out its annual evaluation of the economy....

Posted on 06 October 2014

Why today’s Istanbul is attractive to non-resident Turkish and Arab investors

Turks and Middle Eastern citizens based around the world, including the Americas, who are looking for global investment opportunities could be missing out by not considering modern-day Istanbul and wider Turkey, said Turkey property specialist Spot Blue International Property in September. “In the USA alone there are an estimated 500,000...

Posted on 26 September 2014

Turkey rated as a top place in the world to direct foreign investment

Turkey ranks in the top 25 countries worldwide where international business executives are likely to direct foreign investment, according to a recent independent report.The 2014 Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index lists Turkey as 24th,  and shows an increase in confidence in the country’s investment outlook compared to 2013. The...

Posted on 23 September 2014

Turkish property market prepares to wow investors at Dubai expo

The Turkish property market will be in the limelight next week, when the annual Cityscape Global property exhibition in Dubai takes place, with Turkey being the second most featured country after the host nation, the United Arab Emirates.Cityscape takes place on 21st-23rd September at Dubai’s grand World Trade Centre and...

Posted on 17 September 2014

Istanbul’s commercial property sector remains attractive in 2014

Long-term economic growth prospects in Turkey have been described as ‘bright’ by international property consultancy Cushman Wakefield, which added that the Turkish economy is expected to accelerate in 2015 after a slower 2014.In a recent report on the first half of 2014, Cushman Wakefield also stated that the confidence and...

Posted on 16 September 2014

Istanbul developer commends UK agency Spot Blue and forecasts strong growth in Turkey

Turkish property specialist Spot Blue International Property has been praised as a key route to market by a developer in Istanbul, whose target markets include the Middle East, Europe and the UK and who believes the Turkish property market is entering another decade of strong growth under its new president....

Posted on 12 September 2014