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A British Cap and Gown for Antalya?

Date: 08/08/2008A British Cap and Gown for Antalya? World-renowned for its un equalled coastlines, hand in hand with natural beaches with ‘blue flags,’ ancient graves and historical artefacts dating back to Hellenistic times, Antalya, a city on the 'Turkish Riviera,' now prepares to host two private universities, one by AKEV...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Exxon Mobil in talks with Turkey for Black Sea oil

Date: 05/08/2008Exxon Mobil in talks with Turkey for Black Sea oil Exxon Mobil is among the companies that seek to co-operate with Turkish Petroleum Corporation in the oil exploring studies in the Black Sea, a company executive told Anatolian Agency on Sunday. "Exxon Mobil is an important company for us....

Posted on 14 February 2011

Turkey ranks third in blue-flagged coasts in the world

Date: 05/08/2008Turkey ranks third in blue-flagged coasts in the world The number of blue-flagged coasts in Turkey rose to 258, making Turkey the third in blue-flagged coasts in the world, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported on Tuesday. About 258 beaches and 13 marinas won blue flag in Turkey this...

Posted on 14 February 2011

2,000 year old piers unearthed in Turkey

Date: 05/08/20082,000 year old piers unearthed in Turkey Two ancient piers belonging to the first century A.D. have been discovered by archaeologists in the ancient city of Aphrodisias in western Turkey, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported Thursday. The nearly 2,000 year-old piers were discovered by a team of archaeologists...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Over 10 Million British searches for overseas homes in H1 2008

Date: 29/07/2008Over 10 Million British searches for overseas homes in H1 2008 Overseas property portal RightmoveOverseas.co.uk has revealed that in the first half of 2008, it recorded some 10,200,000 searches for overseas property from potential buyers in the UK – up 26% y-o-y. Among the 10 most popular destinations on...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Istanbul picked as one of top 3 European cities.

Date: 16/07/2008Istanbul picked as one of top 3 European cities. Istanbul has been selected as Europe's third-best city, outranking traditional favourites such as Paris, Barcelona and Vienna, in a survey conducted by a US travel magazine. Travel and Leisure magazine performed the survey among its readership to compile its 2008...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Turkey’s economic growth rises to 6.6 pct

Date: 08/07/2008Turkey's economic growth rises to 6.6 pct Turkey’s economic growth accelerated more than expected during the first quarter of the year. As the farmers recovered from drought and exports boomed, the country’s economic growth accelerated to 6.6 percent from 3.4 percent in 2007’s fourth quarter Turkey's economic growth accelerated...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Istanbul office rents to grow faster than in Madrid – 14% in 2008

Date: 04/07/2008Istanbul office rents to grow faster than in Madrid - 14% in 2008 Savills, the major international property agents, predicts that rental growth in 2008 for Barcelona’s office market will be zero, while in the capital, Madrid, it will be less than 5%. These figures are dwarfed by projected...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Antalya hotels filled to capacity and its only June

Date: 30/06/2008Antalya hotels filled to capacity and its only June Foreign visitor attraction to Turkey's tourism centre of Antalya continues to grow, leading to full hotel occupancy even at the beginning of the summer season, Mediterranean Tourism Hotels Union (AKTOB) Chairman Sururi Çorabatir has said. Tourism growth has seen a...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Tourist numbers to Turkey in May up over 20 percent.

Date: 30/06/2008Tourist numbers to Turkey in May up over 20 percent. The number of tourists visiting Turkey in the first five months of 2008 increased by 15 percent over the same period in 2007 according to tourism statistics announced by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, with the number of...

Posted on 14 February 2011