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These are Important Times in the History of Turkey

These are important times for Turkey, historic even. A Turkey, not only standing on its own two feet without IMF assistance, but looking proficient in, and highly capable of, doing so for the long haul. Of course, negotiations have only been terminated in the past two weeks, but Turkey has...

Posted on 25 March 2010

Didim Marina One Year On, Well… Nearly

In April last year the Didim Marina opened, the largest marina on the Aegean and a spectacular addition to the Didim tourism package. Didim marina, which covers 287,000 square metres of land and god only knows how much sea, is part of the Turkish tourism ministries strategy of trying to...

Posted on 24 March 2010

Mortgages Still Available in Turkey, because of Tighter Lending Policies

In the middle of last year, we covered on this blog, a Forbes article, which said that the measures enacted by Turkey in its 2001 banking crash, would insulate the financial sector from the worst of this crash. As more and more time passes, and Turkey's banking sector continues to...

Posted on 20 March 2010

Facebook becoming as Important to Online Businesses as Google?

It cannot be denied Facebook is becoming a phenomenon of global proportions. So much so that it received coverage on ITV's tonight show, in a documentary called "Facing up to Facebook", on the show they said that 3/4 of all the British population is on Facebook, and that people are...

Posted on 19 March 2010

Kalkan Property has a Lot to Offer

It is a commonly heard term in the world of property, a rich history, but when it comes to Kalkan it is really true. Kalkan is known (I didn't say well known, but this will be covered later), for its Lycian ruins, Lcyia of course being the first federation state...

Posted on 18 March 2010

International Investors Show Confidence in IMF-Free Turkey with their Wallets

Thursday saw Turkey successfully sell $1 billion of 11-year dollar bonds at the lowest yield on record, the Treasury has said. The yield of the bonds is 2.03 percentage points above US treasures, the lowest ever cost the republic has ever borrowed at through the sale of securities. The yield...

Posted on 13 March 2010

Turkish Industrial Production in 12.1% Annual Growth in January – Turkstat

Turkish industrial output was up 12.1% year on year according to the latest data released by Turkstat. This compares to a growth of 1.5% in European Union industrial production over the same period. Calendar adjusted industrial production in Turkey increased by 16.1% year on year, and by 0.3% month on...

Posted on 12 March 2010

Gocek Property a Powerful Package

Turkey's Aegean coast is making a name for itself as one of the fastest growing tourism hotspots in the world. This subsequently means Gocek property is well worth a second look by any foreign investor, and any lifestyle buyer who hasn't holidayed there should find out what they are missing...

Posted on 11 March 2010

Turkey Property Hitting the High Notes of Buyer Sentiment

Anyone interested in overseas property in general for whatever reason, will have read at least 1 article on Turkish property this week, and potentially a lot more. Turkish property is most definitely one of the most talked about markets in the industry press at the moment. It is little wonder;...

Posted on 06 March 2010

Antalya Visitor Numbers All Time High in January and February

Antalya tourism set new records in January and February this year, according to new figures released by the region’s department for culture and tourism. Some 311,995 tourists came to Antalya by plane during January and February, said Antalya Culture and Tourism Director İbrahim Acar. February was the biggest month with...

Posted on 05 March 2010