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Turkey Continues to Increase Ties with Russia as EU Frustrates

This week saw Turkey and Russia sign a mutual agreement on the readmission of illegal immigrants, which is seen as the final hurdle to the enactment of the visa-free travel deal agreed by the two last May. Turkey is an extremely popular holiday destination for Russians with over 3 million...

Posted on 21 January 2011

Inflation Hits 41 Year Low as Economy Grows 6.4%

Turkish inflation fell to 6.4% in 2010, a 41 year low. While the fact that 2010 total GDP growth matched that figure is brilliant, it is most likely that history will reflect on the inflation as the most important achievement in Turkey's economic development. History will remember the 2001 financial...

Posted on 04 January 2011

Queen Presents Award to Turkish President for Improving International Relations

Abdullah Gul has been given an award for his work in improving international relations. The Chatham House Prize was awarded to Gul in London by the Queen, for the strides he has made in improving Turkey's relations with its neighbours and internationally, as well as modernising Turkey. The Queen said:...

Posted on 10 November 2010

Turkey to Become Regional Call Centre Hub

Turkey is to become a regional call centre hub because of its young dynamic population, as well as its unique geographic location experts are predicting. Turkey has a lot to offer global companies looking to outsource their tele-sales, tele-marketing and customer services operations to another country, Deniz Babucoglu, the Turkish...

Posted on 29 October 2010

Turkey Most Suitable Candidate for Seat on IMF Executive Board

With each passing week and month Turkey continues to impress investors more and more. The Turkish economy is now one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The latest news is that Turkish exports increased by a further 5.5% year on year in September, to 8 950 Million USD....

Posted on 28 October 2010

Turkish Property Agent Spot Blue Announces Developer Checks

Turkish Property Agent Spot Blue Announces Developer Checks  Spot Blue have become one of the first UK based Turkish property agents to run due-diligence checks on all the developers they work with in Turkey, and to have detailed reports drawn up into the developers history and potential for trustworthiness. Director...

Posted on 01 October 2009

Turkey “the Only Logical Choice” for Expats According to SpotBlue

According to AXA, the current state of the nation will see up to 500,000 Britons flee the UK in 2008, with a survey from HSBC revealing that Britain is now not even considered a good place to live by people from other countries. So it seems that the UK is...

Posted on 02 November 2008

Where in the World?

Where in the world..Can you find an adoringly restored natural stone built house, with Laura Ashley interiors, surrounded by fruit orchards and olive groves? France? Spain? Croatia? The answer is Turkey in the local ecological village of Kirazli. We have spoken to Karyn Phillips, the lady who owns this beautiful...

Posted on 03 August 2008

Turkey’s Attraction Alleviating FREDs’ Fears

A brand new demographic group has been identified in Britain and labelled FREDs.  Members of this demographic are over fifties who are ‘facing retirement earnings doubts,’ and according to the likes of Liverpool Victoria, the friendly society, and the Office for National Statistics, this group of around two thirds of...

Posted on 05 June 2008

12 Golden Rules To Buy Property Safely In Turkey, Without A Visit

Turkish property specialist Spot Blue says property buyers in Turkey who snap up bargains without even going to the country are putting their cash at risk. The property expert, who has had 100 per cent sales following all of its inspection trips in 2008, says the craze for coastal property...

Posted on 08 March 2008