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Top of the Props September Shows Increasing Spending Power

It's that time of the month again, and the top ten properties for September reveal some interesting trends, and confirm some others. First of all the dominance of Altinkum continues, despite of the fact that the average price range of the most popular properties continues to increase, now to around...

Posted on 29 September 2011

Turkey Property News Roundup September

Here is a roundup of some of the biggest stories in the world of Turkish property this month as seen from the eyes of Spot Blue. Turkey Proposes Dropping Reciprocity in Property Sales People can currently buy property in Turkey from any country in the world, apart from those countries...

Posted on 28 September 2011

Arab Spring Fuels Booming Tourism, Property Sales and Economy in Turkey

The Turkish economy was the fastest growing in the world in the first six months of this year, with GDP growing 8.8% in the year to end June according to the latest data from Turkstat. The Turkish statistical body also revised upwards its first quarter GDP figures, from the 11%...

Posted on 15 September 2011

Middle Eastern Buyers Snapping up Luxury Istanbul Property

According to the estate agents in Turkey, rich Middle Eastern buyers are increasingly interested in expensive property by Istanbul's Bosporus. The recent unrest in North Africa and the Middle East means that investors are viewing Turkey as being a safe haven, and are looking to buy luxurious waterfront villas and...

Posted on 03 September 2011

Merrill Lynch Predicts Strong Growth in Turkey over next 10 Years

In a new report, investment banking giant Merrill Lynch predicts that Turkey will be the fastest growing economy in the EMEA region -- Europe, Middle East and Africa -- the coming 10 years, with fellow emerging markets South Africa and Saudi Arabia not far behind. "Based on an analysis of...

Posted on 02 September 2011

Turkey is a Top Destination with Brits Says Travelwatch

According to leading travel website Travelwatch.co.uk, Turkey is the second most searched holiday destination this year, with the available stock rising rapidly to meet the new demand. According to the firm the fact that Turkey is outside the Eurozone continues to be a major draw, because they can get more...

Posted on 26 August 2011

Economic Minister Reveals Special Economic Zones Plan for Turkey

Turkey is to do away with the current "free zones" in favour of a new system of "Economic Free Zones" according to Minister of Economic Zafer Caglayan. According to Caglayan the reason for rethinking the incentivised zones was to better equip them to tackle the country's raging current account deficit....

Posted on 25 August 2011

Foreign Investment in Turkey Soaring in 2011

We have long known that volatility in the global economy, combined with the eurozone debt crisis and sluggish growth in most established markets was driving growth in investment to Turkey and other emerging markets. But few would have believed it would be driving quite as much growth as we now...

Posted on 18 August 2011

New System Protects Foreign Heirs’ Real Estate Inheritance

A new system aimed at preventing the heirs of foreigners who own property in Turkey from being fraudulently divested of their inheritance in the event of the deaths of said owners. Antalya Provincial Treasurer Hidayet Mat, said that, although it does not happen often, occasionally foreigners have been cheated out...

Posted on 10 August 2011

Turkish Unemployment Now in Single Figures

According to the latest data from Turkstat Turkish unemployment has fallen into single figures for the first time since July 2008, falling 2.1 points from April 2010 to stand at 9.9% for April 2011. The data shows that 2.6 million people were registered unemployed in April 2011, compared to 3.07...

Posted on 15 July 2011