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Will Turkey Bid to Host the 2026 Winter Olympics?

The deadline for applications to be the host city of the 2026 Winter Olympics is March the 31st 2018, and all eyes are on Turkey to see if they will commit to earlier suggestions that they were preparing a bid. Turkey has applied many times to host the Summer Olympics...

Posted on 18 February 2018

Air Arabia Launches New Route To Izmir Airport in Turkey

In a press release, Air Arabia, the Middle East’s most prominent low-cost carrier, that currently flies to 130 destinations across the world announced that from the 27th of June 2018, they are adding a route to the Izmir airport of Aegean Turkey. The route will use an Airbus A320 craft...

Posted on 15 February 2018

6 Reasons to Buy Property in Bodrum

Bodrum in western Turkey is a hot spot for foreign property buyers. Among other select places on the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts, it attracts many nationalities looking for either holiday homes or an abode for permanent relocation to the country. The reasons why are plenty, and whether buyers have unlimited...

Posted on 13 February 2018

Dalaman Airport Gearing Up for a Busy Summer 2018

Expectations are high for the Turkish tourism industry in 2018, and one key player that will be cashing in on the glory is Dalaman Airport on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. At the end of April, the airline hub will unveil its new 250 million Euro domestic terminal. Construction for...

Posted on 11 February 2018

Antalya Hosts Their First Millionaire Wedding of 2018

Continuing its international fame as a luxury event destination, Antalya has hosted their first millionaire wedding of 2018. Anadolu Agency reports the marriage with a budget of nearly 1 million USD was of the son and daughter of two prominent and wealthy Indian businessmen. With the exact location undisclosed, the...

Posted on 06 February 2018

Turkish Tourism Revenue in 2017 Rebounded By 18.9%

The Turkish Statistical Institution (Turk Stat) has unveiled its latest report showing Turkish tourism revenue in 2017 rebounded by 18.9% year-on-year. Reaching its peak in 2014 with a record-breaking 34 billion USD, it dropped drastically in the following two years after a series of terrorist attacks and a failed coup...

Posted on 04 February 2018

Sales to Foreign Property Buyers in Turkey Increase by 22%

The Turkish Statistical Institute Turk Stat have published their 2017 report of foreign property buyers in Turkey. It reveals a colourful variety of nationalities bought a total of 22,234 homes reflecting an increase of 22.2% year on year. The improved stats are most likely the results of a favourable exchange...

Posted on 27 January 2018

UK – Turkey Flight Market Set to Resume Growth in 2018

After experiencing a decline in 2016 and 2017, experts are predicting a return to record-breaking figures for the UK – Turkey flight market in 2018. A report by Anna Aero, the Airline Network News and Analysis company forecast a 16% growth in weekly seat numbers for all flights between the...

Posted on 25 January 2018

Emirates Resumes Sabiha Gokcen Istanbul Flight

Starting in June 2018, Emirates Airlines has announced it will resume its five times a week flight between Dubai and Sabiha Gokcen, the second airport of Istanbul on the Asian side. Previously cancelling it after the 2016 failed coup in Turkey, they credit the resumption of services to increased passenger...

Posted on 23 January 2018

2018 is the Year of Troy in Turkey

2018 is the year of Troy in Turkey and excitement is growing as the western province of Canakkale where the historic city is located, plans a series of events to celebrate its 20th year as a World UNESCO Heritage site. Declaring 2018 as the year of Troy is not only...

Posted on 17 January 2018

TUI Expands Turkish Flight Schedule from Manchester Airport

TUI has announced it will expand its Turkey flight schedule by adding extra routes from Manchester airport to Dalaman and Antalya on the Mediterranean coast. Turkish tourism experts who are predicting 2018 will be the year, that the country bounces back from a lull in its international visitor stats, will...

Posted on 11 January 2018

Excellent Reasons to Buy Property in Fethiye

Fethiye in Mediterranean Turkey is one of the most prominent regions for domestic and international property sales. Over the years, as the Turkish real estate market has grown, many people have bought homes in the area to either use for their holidays or to live in the country all year...

Posted on 08 January 2018

Istanbul New Third Airport Promises to Minimize its Environmental Impact

In the current day and age, when most countries are actively taking part in minimising climate change, many people would question the construction of Istanbul’s New Third Airport and what impact it will have on the environment. They would also be within their rights to question it because when complete,...

Posted on 06 January 2018

Turkey’s Medium Term Economic Program

In September 2017, Turkey’s Medium Term Economic Program for 2018 to 2020 was unveiled. Prepared every year by law, then approved by the cabinet, and released by the Ministry of Development, it is finally published in the Official Gazette of Turkey. The Medium Term Economic Program is a study of...

Posted on 02 January 2018

5 Tips on How to Sell Your House in Turkey

If you are a foreign Turkish property owner who has a holiday house, or an expat living in the country permanently, there might come a day when you consider selling, either for personal or financial reasons. Naturally, you will want to know how to sell your house in Turkey quickly...

Posted on 25 December 2017

Turkish Tourism Bounces Back and Looks Forward to 2018

The Turkish tourism industry started 2017 with apprehension, but industry insiders are celebrating a successful comeback with high hopes for 2018. Stats revealed by the country’s official statistical organisation said in the first ten months of 2017, tourist numbers increased by 28% year-on-year, coming in at a total of 29...

Posted on 20 December 2017

Turkish Economy Shows Biggest Growth in the G20

The latest figures released by Turk Stat, the Turkish Statistical Institute revealed that Turkey is the fastest growing G20 economy after it clocked up record figures for the third quarter of 2017. Beating China and India, from July to September, growth came in at 11.1%, the highest double-digit figure recorded...

Posted on 17 December 2017

EasyJet’s Busy 2018 Turkey Flight Schedule

This week the low-cost British airline EasyJet unveiled 20 more routes for its summer 2018 flying program including Liverpool to Dalaman airport on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Urging flyers to “book direct so they don’t have to pay more than you should,” the airline is expanding on its flight...

Posted on 13 December 2017

Turk Telekom Reports a Successful 2017

A statement by CEO Paul Doany of Turk Telekom, the country’s leading telecommunications company, has revealed the company has exceeded their expectations for 2017 and are looking forward to continuing their growth in 2018. From January to September of 2017, Turk Telekom achieved double-digit growth resulting in a net profit...

Posted on 08 December 2017

Turkey Set to Exceed 2017 Export Targets Amid Growth Revision

A statement by the president of the Turkish Exporters Assembly revealed that the Turkish government is optimistic it will surpass 2017 export targets. By November of 2017, exports were showing a 14% increase year on year, netting a total 142.4 billion dollars. The year-end goal is 156.5 billion. Crediting the...

Posted on 03 December 2017