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Why buoyant economic conditions will fuel further appetite for Turkish property in 2015

Rising foreign demand, record levels of tourism and healthy economic conditions throughout 2014 mean Turkey should expect further growth in its real estate market in 2015, said Turkish property specialist Spot Blue International Property in November.House sales to foreigners in the first ten months of 2014 increased 66 per cent...

Posted on 28 November 2014

Istanbul to get more Qatar flights and improved Ataturk Airport

Istanbul is to get more accessible from the Middle East, following the announcement that Qatar Airways will expand its existing service between Qatar and Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport, increasing the frequency to a double-daily service. With the launch of the new daily service, which kicks off on 29th March 2015,...

Posted on 24 November 2014

Property prices and foreign buyers still rising in 2014

Real estate in Turkey continues to offer investors return for their money in 2014, with the price of new homes there increasing by more than seven per cent in October compared to the same month last year.The latest REIDIN-GYODER New Home Price Index showed a 1.33 per cent month-on-month rise...

Posted on 18 November 2014

Istanbul a tourism priority in 2015, as more foreigners visit Turkey

Promoting Istanbul as a city destination and a place to do business and exhibit are priorities for Turkey in 2015, said the Turkish Culture and Information Office at the World Travel Market in November. Turkey plans to capitalise on Istanbul’s being named the world's top destination in the 2014 TripAdvisor...

Posted on 10 November 2014

Strong economic data adds a shine to property investment in Turkey

Downward pressure on Europe’s economies continues to bypass Turkey, after the economy there recorded an encouraging 9.8 per cent year-on-year rise in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first eight months of 2014. According to Ministry of Economy data, FDI in Turkey reached $8.6billion for the January-August period, which saw...

Posted on 04 November 2014

Joining elite marina club should benefit Bodrum property market

The chic new Palmarina on the Bodrum peninsula has been selected as a member of a global network of exceptional independent yacht marinas, run by marina company Camper & Nicholsons Marinas.Membership of the network, officially called The 178 Club, should encourage more of the international jet set who own boats...

Posted on 29 October 2014

Why two Istanbul districts have the wow factor in the Middle East

Two districts on Istanbul’s European side, namely Bahcesehir and Belikduzu, have become hot spots for Gulf investors purchasing second homes in 2014, said Turkish property specialist Spot Blue International Property in October. Julian Walker, director at Spot Blue International Property, commented: “A large proportion of our clients today are from...

Posted on 23 October 2014

Turkey’s stock exchange gaining stability globally

A sign of Turkey’s strengthening economy, the Istanbul Stock Exchange Market (Borsa Istanbul) is now ranked within the world’s top 20 most sustainable stock exchanges.  Based on companies' environmental, social and corporate governance performance, the Sustainable Exchanges Index measures the sustainability of exchanges. The new rankings place the Borsa Istanbul...

Posted on 21 October 2014

Turkish Airlines sees rise in passengers, and gets digital!

National carrier Turkish Airlines, the world’s fourth largest in terms of destinations, recorded a 14.3 per cent year-on-year hike in the number of passengers it has carried in 2014 to the end of September.According to recent figures, Turkish Airlines passenger numbers reached 41.4 million by the end of September this...

Posted on 14 October 2014

IMF predicts continued economic growth in Turkey

Turkey’s economy has grown by six per cent on average since 2010 and is set to continue growing albeit at a moderate pace, according to a report by the International Monetary Fund.An IMF team visited Turkey between September 11 and 24 and carried out its annual evaluation of the economy....

Posted on 06 October 2014