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Turkish Economy Looking Good For Strong First Quarter Growth

Industrial output in Turkey was 18.1% higher this February than last, and in the opening two months of the year, 15% higher than the same period of last year. This followed on from an 12.1% year on year increase in output recorded in January, and was a 0.5% month-on-month increase...

Posted on 09 April 2010

Antalya Property Market to be Boosted by Increased Accessibility

The Antalya property market – which is already arguably one of the hottest in Turkey – could potentially see a further increase in foreign demand, due to Cimber Sterling opening up the market to visitors from Copenhagen, with new direct flights to Antalya airport. Though the route is served by...

Posted on 08 April 2010

Turkish Economy Rebounds Strongly from Recession

Turkey’s economic recovery is gathering pace and it won’t be a surprise if first-quarter figures show that output grew 10 percent or more from a year earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said. Turkish manufacturers are building up stocks, reflecting their confidence in the economic outlook, and companies’ order books...

Posted on 03 April 2010

Side Property Turkey: Find Your Paradise

Side (See-Day) is a former fishing village on Turkey's south Mediterranean coast. As with many coastal towns, Side slopes up from the port, which gives many Side properties fantastic views out across the sea as far as the horizon. When I write Side property I always feel like it may...

Posted on 02 April 2010

Sun Express Increasing Weekly Flights to Turkey by 32% This Summer

SunExpress is increasing its weekly flights between Europe and Turkey by 32% this summer, according to a statement from the company this week. The firm, which is a subsidiary of German and Turkish airlines will run 417 flights during the summer season, which runs from March 28 to October 30...

Posted on 26 March 2010

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