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Turkey expects a 20 pct rise in the number of British tourists in 2009

Date: 13/02/2009 Turkey expects a 20 pct rise in the number of British tourists in 2009 Turkey expects a 20 percent increase in the number of British tourists in 2009, Ismet Yilmaz, Undersecretary of Tourism Ministry told hurriyet.com.tr on Friday. There is a 20 percent increase in the number of...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Sun, beaches and laser eye surgery in Turkey

Date: 13/02/2009 Sun, beaches and laser eye surgery in Turkey The cost of receiving medical care may still be very high for the Turkish citizens; however the prices are still low enough to lure foreign patients. In 2007, the number of foreign patients in Turkey was 150,000. Last year, the...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Bulgarian wine makers head to Turkey

Date: 13/02/2009 Bulgarian wine makers head to Turkey Yalcin Egemen, Chairman of the Turkish-Bulgarian Business Council under Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK), said Bulgaria is experiencing difficulties in viniculture due to the license obligation introduced by the EU and said large wine companies in Bulgaria are heading to Turkey in...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Two restored mansions of Ottoman royalty await visitors

Date: 13/02/2009 Two restored mansions of Ottoman royalty await visitors New sightseeing spots were added to Istanbul’s cultural attractions this week as two mansions that belonged to Ottoman royalty, the Hünkar Kasri of Yeni Cami and the Bagdat Köskü of Topkapi Palace, were opened to visitors following major restoration. Prime...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Leading fund says” Turkey offer best investment opportunities”

Date: 09/02/2009 Leading fund says” Turkey offer best investment opportunities” Mark Mobius, who oversees about $26 billion in emerging-market stocks at Templeton Asset Management Ltd., said he plans to buy more shares of consumer and commodities companies in emerging markets. “Valuations are attractive,” Mobius, Templeton’s executive chairman, said at a...

Posted on 14 February 2011

JapanÂ’s Investors urged to put their money in Turkey in Hunt for Assets

Date: 09/02/2009 Japan’s Investors urged to put their money in Turkey in Hunt for Assets Daiwa SB Investments Ltd. is urging clients to put their money into Brazil, Mexico and Turkey after the yen’s 55 percent gain against their currencies made emerging markets a bargain. A year ago, it wasn’t...

Posted on 14 February 2011

New Flights to Boost Bodrum Property Market

Date: 09/02/2009New Flights to Boost Bodrum Property Market Well known specialists in Turkish property, Spot Blue has learned that EasyJet is to start running new direct flights from London to Bodrum from April 23. The new flights are to run three days per week; Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. These will...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Yachting key part of Turkey’s tourism expansion plans

Date: 06/02/2009 Yachting key part of Turkey's tourism expansion plans As part of Turkey's long-term tourism industry expansion plans up to 2023, when the country celebrates 50 years of being a republic, at least nine new marinas are being planned. These will feature in the first phase of the programme,...

Posted on 14 February 2011

TurkeyÂ’s allure during the financial crisis

Date: 05/02/2009 Turkey’s allure during the financial crisis ISTANBUL - Interest in Turkey's property investment market is set to soar despite unfavorable economic conditions, one expert has suggested, according to Axia Fx, a London-based international business. The country benefits from its location outside of the Eurozone, meaning that it has...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Alanya in line for Â’World HeritageÂ’ tag

Date: 05/02/2009 Alanya in line for ’World Heritage’ tag With ongoing projects to restore and protect historic venues, Alanya's mayor has requested the town be added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. Speaking at a ceremony held for the restoration of the historic Tophane Mosque, Alanya Mayor Hasan Sipahioglu said...

Posted on 14 February 2011