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Turkey Continues Global Outreach with New Gambia Agreement

One of the things I love most about the Turkish government's economic management is the fact that it never rests on its laurels. When Turkey reached visa-free deals with several Arab states just before the Arab spring eradicated much of its competition for Arab tourism it seemed as though Erdogan...

Posted on 28 September 2012

Turkey to be Declared Key Country for EU

The European Union is to declare Turkey as being essential for the prosperity and security of the area, but is still critical of Ankara’s failure to make progress towards accession. These issues are to be raised in the EU’s draft strategy paper, the Enlargement Strategy Paper which is due to...

Posted on 27 September 2012

New Award Confirms Spot Blue as leading Overseas Property Agency

UK based Spot Blue, a specialist in buying and selling property in Turkey, has won the category of “Real Estate Agency Website - Turkey” at the 2012-2013 European Property Awards. The accolade for www.spotblue.com was announced at a prestigious event at the London Marriott Hotel on Monday, 24th September. The...

Posted on 27 September 2012

Natural Gas Reserves Found on Turkey’s Black Sea Coast

It was recently announced that natural gas deposits have been found on Turkey's Black Sea coast. This is an extremely important development as it is one of Turkey's first natural gas reserves. The Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) was in charge of the drilling operation that discovered the key natural gas...

Posted on 21 September 2012

New Incentives Bring New Wave of FDI to Turkey

The latest round of investment incentives has paid off in Turkey, as according to reports another wave of major investment is headed for the strategically important emerging market. İlker Aycı, President of the Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey (ISPAT) told a press conference that a big North American...

Posted on 20 September 2012

Kuwaiti and South Korean companies join forces to invest in Turkey’s solar power

Istanbul, 15 September 2012 - A group of South Korean companies, CX Concentrix Solar Korea, Kincoa and KEPCO have joined force with a Kuwaiti company, As Yatırım, to build a 150 MW solar power plant costing about 450 million USD. As Yatırım’s CEO and partner, Ugur Akkus, said “We plan...

Posted on 18 September 2012

Foreign direct investment into Turkey continues apace

Istanbul, 13 September 2013 - According to recently released data foreign direct investment to Turkey was 8.9 billion USD to the end of July 2012, of which over 75 percent originated from Europe with the UK being the largest with nearly 2 billion USD. Commenting on the performance, Zafer Caglayan,...

Posted on 18 September 2012

Turkey increasing component supplies to Airbus

Istanbul, 12 September 2012 - Turkish aerospace companies are playing an increasing role in supplying aircraft parts and components to Airbus’ various military and civil projects. Joint ventures signed between the Turkish aircraft industry and Airbus is creating 2,500 new jobs and is likely to be worth 2.4 billion USD....

Posted on 18 September 2012

South Korean bank to open office in Turkey

Istanbul, 11 September 2012 - Speaking at a recent press conference, Yun Yong-ro, CEO of Korea Exchange Bank, said the bank is considering applying for banking licence in Turkey, If it goes ahead it will be the South Korea’s first bank to establish a bank in Turkey. Korea Exchange Bank...

Posted on 18 September 2012

Turkey Discusses the Trans-Caspian Pipeline

Senior officials from Azerbaijan, the European Union, Turkey and Turkmenistan recently met to discuss the Trans-Caspian gas pipeline that will deliver gas to Europe through Azerbaijan and Turkey. The main aim of the project is to reduce Europe's dependence on Russian gas, and Turkmenistan is also trying to diminish its...

Posted on 14 September 2012