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Turkey Property: Mortgages Still Available

Yesterday Forbes ran a story on how Turkey was more resilient to the credit crunch, because of reforms made to its banking sector years ago. Turkey's banking system collapsed in 2001, when "toxic assets, sloppy management and bad credits caused 24 banks to "go south", the article explained. The reforms...

Posted on 13 March 2009

Turkey Property Grows in Popularity with Investors

The credit crunch has made Turkey property an even more attractive option for overseas property investors and holiday home buyers. This month Property Wire reported that the drop in price of Turkey property has made the country -- especially Istanbul -- a growingly popular choice. The irony is: that Turkey's...

Posted on 16 February 2009

Credit crunch – are cheap holidays to Turkey the answer?

Travel to Turkey is set to increase in 2009 by 30%.  Turkey has for years been a very popular holiday destination with steady tourism growth year on year.  So why should 2009 see such a big increase in Turkey travel? The credit crunch effecting the world at present has forced...

Posted on 14 January 2009

Facebook in Turkey

Turkey has seen rapid growth in users of social networking site Facebook.  Users of Facebook in Turkey jumped from 4.5% to 10% of the population - or 7.5 million people - in just the last half of of 2008.  Turkey is surpassed in Facebook users only by the U.S.  (41 million), the...

Posted on 05 January 2009

Olu Deniz property Turkey

Nestled in a pine forest valley and sitting on the clear Mediterranean waters of the Turquoise coast, Olu Deniz has been alluring travellers and property investors to it's tranquil shores for years.  With Babadag Mountain overlooking it's aquamarine lagoon, Olu Deniz is one of the most photographed beaches in the world.  It is an...

Posted on 17 December 2008

Santa Claus is coming to town in Turkey

Saint Nicholas of Myra is the primary inspiration for the Christian figure of Santa Claus.  He was a 4th century Greek Christian bishop of Myra in Lycia, a province of the Byzantine Anatolia, now in Turkey.  Nicholas was famous for his generous gifts to the poor.  He was very religious...

Posted on 16 December 2008

Take off for Turkish Airlines Istanbul to Birmingham route

Turkish Airlines start their new direct Birmingham to Istanbul service today, December 15th.  Flights will operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sundays.  Prices start from £174.00 including taxes.  Passengers can take excellent connections from Birmingham to 33 domestic and 108 international destinations with Turkish Airlines. Turkish Airlines UK flights already...

Posted on 15 December 2008

A Property in Turkey is not just for Christmas

Turkey is a paradise of sun, sea, mountains and lakes and offers and complete change from the stress of everyday life in the UK.  Together with low property prices, low cost of living and one of the fastest growing economies in the world, there has never been a better time to...

Posted on 12 December 2008

Istanbul – cultural and financial centre of Turkey

Istanbul is Turkey's most populous city and the cultural and financial centre of Turkey.  Located on both sides of the Bosphorus, the narrow strait between the Black sea and the Maramara sea, Istanbul is the only city in the world that sits on two continents - Europe and Asia.  With...

Posted on 11 December 2008

Easyjet commence flights to Istanbul, Turkey from London Gatwick

Budget carrier Easyjet takes off for it's first flight to Istanbul from London Gatwick this Friday, December 12th.  The flights to Turkey will run daily and prices start at a bargain busting £59.98 return.  Easyjet expect 100,000 passengers to fly on the the new route in the first 12 months.  This...

Posted on 09 December 2008