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Three Turkish Cities Join UNESCO Creative Cities Network

A statement published by UNESCO has confirmed that three more Turkish cities have been added to their Creative Cities Network bringing the total to four. The south-eastern province of Gaziantep was accepted in 2015 and has now been joined by Istanbul, Hatay and Kutahya after their applications submitted in 2016...

Posted on 06 November 2017

International estate agent makes buying and selling in Turkey easy for one British couple

A British couple have been rewarded for their loyalty to Spot Blue International Property after the international estate agent found buyers for their villa in Turkey eight years after finding them the perfect plot for the property. David and Barbara Barber from Northern Ireland completed the sale of their villa,...

Posted on 20 September 2017

Why Britons’ hunger for Turkey is returning in 2017

Britons are helping to drive Turkey’s tourism and resurging foreign property market this year, with the country celebrating a 22 per cent year-on-year hike in the number of foreigners it welcomed in the first seven months of 2017, said Spot Blue International Property in September. In July alone, the number...

Posted on 06 September 2017

Saudi Royalty Arrives in Bodrum with 300 Suitcases

Staying true to its long-established reputation as playground of the rich and famous, the Bodrum region of Turkey, is this week hosting the Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, a member of the Saudi royal family, visionary investor, and avid philanthropist, worth 18 billion dollars. Arriving at Bodrum airport on...

Posted on 16 August 2017

World-class eco development puts Turkish resort Antalya on global jet setter map

A new community of luxury eco villas has put the Turkish resort of Antalya, the country’s largest coastal city located on the Mediterranean, firmly on the radar of wealthy international buyers looking for a state-of-the-art second home, said Spot Blue International Property in August. The 38-unit riverside community, promoted by...

Posted on 04 August 2017

Tourism News from Turkey – July 2017

Naturally, with July being one of the busiest tourism months in Turkey, travel news is coming out thick and fast, with many people especially keeping an eye on current developments re the laptop ban. Previously imposed on flights originating from many Middle Eastern and African countries including Turkey, the USA...

Posted on 31 July 2017

Spot Blue keeps Turkish property in the social media spotlight

Extensive social media activity reaching an increasingly global audience is helping Spot Blue International Property maintain its position as a leading international property specialist in 2017. Spot Blue is currently ranked ninth in Zoopla’s Property Power 100 table, which ranks 100 estate agents for their social media influence, based on...

Posted on 30 June 2017

Bodrum raises its celebrity appeal and spearheads a resurgence in Turkey’s tourism

Confidence in Bodrum as Turkey’s leading tourist resort has been boosted this summer by the opening of a landmark hotel by Hollywood superstar Nicole Kidman combined with the launch of multiple new flights there by a leading British travel firm, said Turkey property specialist Spot Blue International Property in May....

Posted on 19 May 2017

Why British vendors have added appeal for some international buyers in Turkey

Sustained exchange rate movement during the past year has made Turkey’s property market especially attractive to buyers with funds in Euros and Dollars, said Spot Blue International Property in March 2017, adding that vendors from the UK could offer some of the best deals right now. British-owned holiday homes being...

Posted on 24 March 2017

Foreigners now exempt of VAT when buying property in Turkey

The Turkish Government has abolished VAT on property purchases for foreign buyers, as the country attempts to attract more international investors. The new law means that foreigners are exempt of VAT on the purchase of either a house or office in Turkey, with the condition that they make their acquisition...

Posted on 07 March 2017