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Turkey Property: 2 Reasons to Buy ASAP

Turkish inflation has surged in May, making a rate rise in the country ever more likely in the near future. According to data from Turkstat, the annual inflation rate soared to 7.2% in May, from the almost 50 year low of 4.3% the month before. The Central Bank had forecast...

Posted on 03 June 2011

Bodrum International Airport Traffic Grew 11% in 2010

Istanbul is currently one of the highest profile cities in the world, what, with its economy and property market booming, construction booming, employment growing faster than any other city in the world (Brookings Institute 2010) and one of the fastest growing populations in the world as well. As a result...

Posted on 25 May 2011

Turkey Property Prices Surge into 2011 (stats)

As European residential property markets still clamber toward recovery ever-worrying about a double dip, and authoritative sources tell us the US property market has already double dipped, we look at markets like Turkey to see that they are experiencing strong growth into 2011. According to (GYODER) the Association of Real...

Posted on 21 May 2011

Top of the Props in April

We recently redesigned the Spot Blue website and one of the features that we expanded upon was the collation of statistics, specifically the most popular properties. Instead of simply keeping a rolling average of views, we now measure weekly views, monthly views, and lifetime views. We have just collated the...

Posted on 12 May 2011

Turkish Exports Up 25% in April — 22% in Q1

Of all the news on the Turkish economy, the record exports in April is arguably the most significant. If you read like I do on the Turkish economy you will see that the news is overwhelmingly one-sided on the positive side, and that the negative news is almost all centred...

Posted on 05 May 2011

Turkish Exports Increase in March

Turkish exports grew 22.8% year on year in March according to the latest figures from the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM), taking the monthly total to $11.7 billion. According to the data, the majority of the exports ($1.4 billion) came from the car industry. TIM chairman Mehmet Buyukeksi said that these...

Posted on 07 April 2011

British Tourism to Turkey Climbs 10% in 2010

The latest data on Turkish tourism shows a 10% year on year growth in British visitors in 2010. According to the data, Turkey received an impressive 28.6million visitors last year, 2.67 million of those were British. "Turkey has gone from strength to strength in the UK market," said Tolga Tuyluoglu...

Posted on 25 March 2011

Istanbul Airport Traffic up 70% in 2010

Traffic through the Istanbul Sabiha Gocken airport grew by an incredible 70% last year compared to 2009 according to data from air traffic data collation website Anna.Aero. Even more incredibly this growth saw the airport become the second fastest growing in the world, beaten only by the airport at Kaunus...

Posted on 11 February 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

New Airport for Istanbul Given Green Light

Istanbul mayor Kadir Topbas has given the green light for a third airport in the Silviri district to the west of Istanbul. Massive growth in traffic to both Istanbul Ataturk and Sabiha Gökçen has triggered a series of projects to expand the city's air-traffic capacity, the third airport being the...

Posted on 12 November 2010