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How the Yalikavak Property Market Became a Savvy Investment

Without a doubt, the Yalikavak property market has risen the ranks to become a star performer of Turkish real estate. Sitting on the Bodrum peninsula of Aegean Turkey, the transformation from small, rustic village to an exclusive destination for luxury homes may seem like it happened overnight, although, in reality,...

Posted on 20 June 2018

Turkey EU Business Relationships Continue to Thrive

Stats released by the national news agency Anadolu reveal Turkey EU exports rose 21.5% in the first quarter of 2018. The top three countries receiving exports were Germany, Italy, and the UK. This follows another report released in March 2018, that said last year, Turkey exported €69.7 billion worth of...

Posted on 15 June 2018

Halal Tourism in Turkey Shows Fruitful Results for 2018

A report by the Daily Sabah newspaper has revealed that halal tourism in Turkey has risen in popularity to grab a 2% share of the global market that is worth 226 billion USD from an estimated 156 million Muslims that travel from all over the globe. Yet Turkey is not...

Posted on 13 June 2018

High Hopes for Turkey’s Euro 2024 Bid

Turkey has submitted their application to host the UEFA 2024 Euro Football Tournament, and hopes are running high after the only other bid came from Germany. Reducing the competition to be the host country, the Estonian, Danish and Netherlands football association dropped their applications. The UEFA European Championship is the...

Posted on 11 June 2018

New London to Bodrum Flight with Turkish Airlines

To cope with the resurgence of interest in Turkey by British holidaymakers, Turkish Airlines has launched a new Gatwick to Bodrum route. The country, after suffering a downturn in tourism for the last three years has rebounded in 2018 to be in top demand. Holidaymakers are also finding themselves at...

Posted on 08 June 2018

2023 Turkish Tourism Strategy Aims For 50 Million Annual Visitors

Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu has confirmed Turkey is still aiming to achieve its ambitious 2023 Turkish Tourism Strategy plan that will result in 50 million tourists descending on the country every year. This will generate annual revenue of 50 billion USD, making Turkey a leading performer on the global travel...

Posted on 29 May 2018

Esenyurt Property Market of Istanbul Emerges as Popular Destination

In 2008, due to the growing population, the 4800-hectare area of Esenyurt, broke away from neighbouring Buyukcekmece to become a certified district of Istanbul in itself. Neighboured by Avcilar, Buyukcekmece, Beylikduzu, and the northern region of Arnavutkoy, real estate investors were buying Esenyurt property in previously undocumented numbers. Of course,...

Posted on 24 May 2018

Six Reasons to Buy Property in Kusadasi

Anyone thinking of buying property in Kusadasi is really investing into the larger Turkish real estate sector which has for many years and still is making a roaring trade from foreigners. The industry is blatantly different from pre-2000 when buying Turkish property as a foreigner was hard, haphazard and not...

Posted on 18 May 2018

Why Buyers Like the Beylikduzu Property Market

Without a doubt, Istanbul is the most active real estate market in Turkey, but one district is gaining more fame and attention than others. The Beylikduzu property market, sitting west from the Bosphorus straits has received praise from many local and international real estate sectors for its excellence in urban...

Posted on 12 May 2018

The Best Things to do In Kusadasi

Whether you are on holiday, or a local resident, there is an impressive range of things to do in Kusadasi that keeps everyone entertained, no matter what your age is. The Aegean coastal resort of Turkey really does deliver when it comes to historical, family, cultural and fun activities. The...

Posted on 06 May 2018

5 Istanbul Neighbourhoods for Property Buyers

Without a doubt, the large and bustling city of Istanbul rules the Turkish property market. The metropolis that in 2014 was the world’s sixth most visited destination demands respect and admiration as a central hub of business, economy, finance, education and tourism. So naturally, given the hype and business importance,...

Posted on 01 May 2018

Delighted off-plan buyers in Turkey eye up another resort property

Buying a holiday home on Turkey’s Aegean Coast worked out so well for David Morris and his partner Sibel that two years after getting the keys to their villa the couple have plans for a second purchase in the same resort. David, from Manchester, and Turkish-born Sibel own a three-bedroom...

Posted on 30 April 2018

Medical Tourism in Turkey Boosted by Government Incentives

The Turkish government has unveiled new incentives to boost its medical tourism sector that in 2017 generated 10 billion USD in revenue and was an increase of 31% on the year before. The incentives were unveiled by Naci Agbal, the Turkish finance minister and include VAT Exemption for foreigners who...

Posted on 25 April 2018

Golf Tourism in Turkey Looks Forward to a Record-Breaking Year

The Turkish Golf Federation has announced that they are expecting 2018 to be a record-breaking year for golf tourism in Turkey. Stating that golfers particularly favour March, April, October and November which are outside of Turkey’s primary tourist season, they expect facilities in the Belek district of Antalya to reach...

Posted on 20 April 2018

Antalya Named as Best Value Blue Flag Beach Destination in Europe

Experts at On The Beach holiday company have been crunching numbers, and in a recent press release, they say the Antalya region of Mediterranean Turkey offers the best value for blue flag destinations in Europe. Cross-referencing, the number of blue flag beaches of which Antalya has 194, with the average...

Posted on 15 April 2018

Turkey Moves to Reduce Account Deficit with Investor Package

Turkey has released an investor program worth a staggering USD 33 billion to lessen its current account deficit that in January totalled nearly $7.1 B. The program aims to do this by lowering imports and increasing exports. 19 companies across various industries including agriculture, electronics, health and automotive qualify for...

Posted on 12 April 2018

Turkey’s Air Traffic Statistics Achieving Record-Breaking Numbers

A recent press release by the General Directorate of State Airports Authority shows Turkey’s air traffic statistics for January to March of 2018 increased 21.5% year on year. During these months, 43 million people used airports in Turkey as their preferred method of travel. However, optimism is high that these...

Posted on 08 April 2018

Turkish Investment Laws Amended to Ease Business Procedures

An announcement in March 2018 by ISPAT (Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey) confirmed recent amendments to Turkish investment laws, aimed at reducing red tape and centralising processes into one database. They added entrepreneurs have welcomed the new regulations because they reflect a reduction in expenses. Turkish Investment Laws...

Posted on 04 April 2018

5 Reasons Why Expats Like Living in Kusadasi

For hundreds of expats living in Kusadasi, life is exactly how they imagined it should be. Enjoying a laidback, beachside ambience, they also tap into glorious weather and embrace the Turkish dream. Belonging to Aegean Turkey, Kusadasi is one of the lesser talked about expat resorts, yet it keeps a...

Posted on 01 April 2018

A Rise in Cruise Ship Tourism in Turkey

Part of Turkey’s tourism plan that boosted it into the ranks of top visited destinations in the world was to diversify tourism niches to generate a year-round income in all sectors. This included cruise ship tourism that was until 2016, an ever-growing industry. Terrorist attacks, as well as a failed...

Posted on 29 March 2018