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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

Akbank Subsidiary to Launch 4 New Turkish Real Estate Funds

Four new capital protected property funds are to be launched in Turkey by Akbank subsidiary Ak Asset Management. The funds, which will be linked to food, gold and oil prices are due to be opened next month. "The capital protected property fund has started to gain a larger share in...

Posted on 31 March 2011

Turkish Property Boosted by Strong German Recovery

Turkey, as part of the Central and Eastern European region is benefiting from the rapid recovery being seen in the German economy, says a leading expert in the field. "Though southern Europe is having serious troubles, we are observing very strong growth in Germany and the Central and Eastern Europe...

Posted on 26 March 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

Antalya Named One of Top 4 Tourist Destinations in World

Who would a thunk it? In 2008 the Association of British Travel Agents caused a stir in 2008, when they revealed that Dalaman  was the number one destination for British tourists. Well, now the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry has revealed that Antalya is now one of the 4 most...

Posted on 26 February 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

Turkey FAQs Part I: What is the Capital of Turkey?

To the people who know Ankara is the capital of Turkey, similarly to those who know the answer to a question on any capital city, it beggars believe that it is something many people do not know. But indeed in this case it is, because it is one of the...

Posted on 03 February 2011

Credit crunch – are cheap holidays to Turkey the answer?

Travel to Turkey is set to increase in 2009 by 30%.  Turkey has for years been a very popular holiday destination with steady tourism growth year on year.  So why should 2009 see such a big increase in Turkey travel? The credit crunch effecting the world at present has forced...

Posted on 14 January 2009

Turkish football closes gap on the big five European leagues

With its big-name signings and loads of money spent, Turkish league is closing in on Europe’s big five leagues of England, Spain, Italy, Germany and France. Turkcell Super League’s bid to become one of the world’s top football leagues has been strengthened as it has been declared the sixth most...

Posted on 14 November 2008

Yachting in Turkey – A Sailing Paradise

The azure waters of the Mediterranean, the Aegean, and the Black Sea, as well as the Sea of Marmara, surround Turkey to the south, west and north. With over 8,333 kilometres of coastline along the four seas, Turkey is a veritable treasure chest of coves, inlets, bays and beaches at...

Posted on 10 November 2008