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The Future is Bright, the Future is Turkey

Today further news emerged that the Turkish economy is firmly in recovery. The economy contracted 3.3% in the third quarter, which is a lot slower than in previous quarters. The annualised contraction for this year is now expected to be 6%. Also positive: the government has forecast 3.5% growth next...

Posted on 10 December 2009

The Future is Bright for Turkish Property

The future is bright for Turkish property, according to the consensus of opinion. It is hard to find a report that forecasts anything but continually increasing demand for holiday lets as tourism rises, and solid capital growth in the next few years. A recent article in Country Life, one of...

Posted on 14 November 2009

Miliband Puts Weight of UK Behind Turkey’s Accession into the EU

British foreign secretary David Miliband has put his weight behind Turkey's EU bid to become a full member of the European Union, while visiting the country. "Turkish accession to the European Union will be a tremendous benefit to Ankara and to the region," he said. At a joint press conference...

Posted on 06 November 2009

Saudi Arabian Minister Meets with Turkish President – likely to Discuss Increasing Trade

Turkish President Abdullah Gül received Saudi Arabia's minister of state in Ankara on Friday. Gül and Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Nezar Obeid Medani had a closed-door meeting at the Çankaya Presidential Palace. This is in return for a visit to Saudi Arabia by Gül in...

Posted on 30 October 2009

Turkey and Armenia Accord: Signed but not Sealed

As some of you will know Turkey and Armenia signed the accords that have been worked so hard on over the last few months. The accords will see relations normalised between the pair, the border reopened, and potentially even trade between the two further down the line. There is still...

Posted on 15 October 2009

Turkey Hopes to Sign Armenia Accords on Saturday

Turkey hopes to sign accords with Armenia on Saturday Reuters has revealed, ending the decades long feud between the two countries, and taking a massive step forward towards being accepted as a member of the European Union. Armenia has been feuding with Turkey because of the thousands of Armenians killed...

Posted on 07 October 2009

IMF to Resume Negotiations with Turkey, Agreement Unlikely

International Monetary Fund Chief Dominic Strauss Kahn said today that the IMF would restart negotiations with Turkey after the annual meeting in Istanbul. Some 15,000 delegates are descending on Istanbul for the annual meetings of the World Bank, the IMF, including finance ministers from the G7 nations. Last week it...

Posted on 02 October 2009

Turkey Becoming Known as Force for Peace and Bridge Between West and East

Turkey's presence in the world is growing as it becomes known as force for change and peace within the region and a bridge between the Middle East's Muslim population and the western world. This is making the news now; with turkey reaching out to normalise relations with Armenia, with Obama...

Posted on 18 September 2009