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Turkish Real Estate Put Forward for $50 Billion Investment

Turkey is courting Norway. Not in the biblical sense, (or even the mid-late 20th century romantical sense), but in the real estate investment sense. Norway has big plans to channel some 50 billion USD into investments in international real estate in the coming months and years. Big hitters in the...

Posted on 20 June 2013

Turkey Continues Global Outreach with New Gambia Agreement

One of the things I love most about the Turkish government's economic management is the fact that it never rests on its laurels. When Turkey reached visa-free deals with several Arab states just before the Arab spring eradicated much of its competition for Arab tourism it seemed as though Erdogan...

Posted on 28 September 2012

Turkey Gains Another US Supporter

Turkey's economic performance and the way it is holding itself of late (becoming a regional power) continues to make it more and more friends in very high places. Economic problems aside, the US is still the world's one true superpower, and Turkey continues to bring attention and praise from the...

Posted on 14 June 2012

Turkey’s university entrepreneurs to get help from Intel

8 December 2011, Ankara - In 2012, Intel, the worlds largest chip manufacturer, is launching a new initiative to help young Turkish university entrepreneurs. Intel is not new to the principle and has previously helped METU (Turkey’s Middle East Technical University) set up their new R&D labs through supplying equipment,...

Posted on 08 December 2011

Turkey Leading Growth in Mergers and Acquisitions

Further proof that Turkey is one of the hottest emerging markets in the world has emerged in new research by Bloomberg on global mergers and acquisitions. According to the research Turkey is now well above the BRIC nations in terms of mergers and acquisitions as more deals are signed in...

Posted on 06 October 2011

Ground Breaks on 500 Million Euro Natural Gas Plant in Turkey

The ground-breaking ceremony for a €500 million natural gas burning power plant has just been held. The 775 MW plant, which is being constructed by the German power supplier RWE and Turkeys Turcas, is being built in the Aegean province of Denizli and is expected to be operational by the...

Posted on 15 April 2011

Turkey Negotiating on Free Trade with the Ukraine

This week saw Turkey commence negotiations on a free-trade agreement with the Ukraine. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met his opposite number in Kiev January 25th, to discuss free-trade and other ways of increasing ties including the potential for visa-free travel. In the last 18-24 months Turkey has increased...

Posted on 27 January 2011

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

Soyak Partners with Spot Blue to Increase Overseas Presence

Soyak, one of the largest developers of residential real estate in Turkey has Chosen Spot Blue to market its Istanbul properties to the UK, European and international markets. The power of the Soyak brand within Turkey is impossible to overstate; with a history of successful developments spanning almost 50 years...

Posted on 08 October 2010

President Gul Visits Bosnia-Herzegovina to “Increase Ties”

Bosnia Herzegovina will likely become the next country in an announcement of increased trade and or ties with Turkey, after the Turkish President Abdullah Gul visits the country this week. Gul told reporters that he will meet with his Bosnian counterpart and other high ranking members of the government, to...

Posted on 02 September 2010