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Marriott Hotels Have Big Plans to Expand in Turkey

Turkish newspapers are reporting a recent announcement by Marriott international hotels to expand their operation in Turkey over the next three years. The announcement was made by the Vice president of Marriott operations during a recent meeting to discuss the success of the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Izmir....

Posted on 20 October 2017

Private School in Istanbul Offers Joint Turkish-British Curriculum

The private British International School of Istanbul is focusing on a new curriculum for Turkish students that combines the British education curriculum with the Turkish one. The school that now accommodates more than 40 different nationalities of students has been open for 25 years, and emphasise their small classes have...

Posted on 16 October 2017

The Ambitious Kanal Istanbul Project

President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently announced that by late 2017 or early 2018, they will commence with the most ambitious part of the Kanal Istanbul project, an artificial sea-level waterway, that will change the face of the city. Up until now, attention has focused on the choice of...

Posted on 12 October 2017

Istanbul’s Drive to Promote Electric Taxis

Turkey’s news agency Anadolu has reported that by the end of 2017, 200 electric taxis will be working in Istanbul, the largest and busiest city in the country. The announcement, made by Yahya Ugur, who heads the Istanbul Chamber of Taxi Drivers (ITEO) happened at a publicity event in front...

Posted on 10 October 2017

Turkey’s President Meets with Key USA Companies and Investors

During the recent 72nd United Nations meeting in New York, Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with key representatives of more than 70 top level USA and global companies. Companies like Boeing, Blackstone, Pepsi and Coca-cola were just a few of the names from various industry sectors including food, energy,...

Posted on 07 October 2017

Turkey Outranks UK on HSBC Expat Explorer Survey

Last month, HSBC released the 2017 results of their annual Expat Explorer Survey and in a surprising twist of events, Turkey outranked the UK has a favoured destination. Rising five positions from 39 in 2016 to 34 in 2017, it overtook the UK which dropped a massive 13 positions from...

Posted on 02 October 2017

How To Buy Property in Turkey

Experts say buying a home is one of the biggest and most important life decisions to make. Not only does it become a financial asset contributing towards your net worth, but it is also a haven, and a place to rest, relax and recharge your batteries, hence the old-fashioned saying...

Posted on 30 September 2017

Antalya Cruise Port Project Will Open for Bids

Antalya on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey is looking to tap into the cruise ship travel industry on a massive scale with a new project to accommodate world class cruise liners. The Antalya Cruise and Yacht Harbour Complex Project has received government approval to move to the next stage of...

Posted on 25 September 2017

International estate agent makes buying and selling in Turkey easy for one British couple

A British couple have been rewarded for their loyalty to Spot Blue International Property after the international estate agent found buyers for their villa in Turkey eight years after finding them the perfect plot for the property. David and Barbara Barber from Northern Ireland completed the sale of their villa,...

Posted on 20 September 2017

Turkish-German Consortium Wins Turkey’s Wind Power Tender

All eyes of the global wind energy sector are now on Turkey after it held an auction that could well revolutionise the country's power industry in future years. A consortium, consisting of German firm Siemens Gamesa and Turkish partners Turkerler and Kalyon, won a tender, put at $1 billion, to...

Posted on 19 September 2017

Bodrum Will Be Home to Europe’s Biggest Tourism City

An announcement this week by Turkish construction giant Agaoglu declared they signed a letter of intent with Chinese investors to build Europe’s biggest tourism city on the Bodrum peninsula. Although plans are yet to be unveiled, the construction company said the 12 million square metre city will attract all year-round...

Posted on 17 September 2017

Proposal to Change Property Investment Levels for Turkish Citizenship

A key change for foreign property buyers in Turkey seeking citizenship could be on the horizon after it was announced that the minimum investment levels could be drastically reduced. Turkey's Interior Ministry has announced a re-think on the issues surrounding the amount of money that real estate investors will need...

Posted on 15 September 2017

Turkey to Receive Qatari Capital

Close ties struck between Turkey and Qatar during current Middle Eastern tensions are set to be converted into a $5 billion Emirati investment into Turkey. As some Gulf and Arab nations staged an economic blockade of Qatar over the summer months, its close advocate, Turkey, stepped forward and exported essential...

Posted on 14 September 2017

The Best Places to Buy Property in Turkey

From the east to the west, Turkey is an incredibly large country covering 81 provinces and eight geographical regions. First-time buyers eager to know the best places to buy property in Turkey may be overwhelmed at the vast amount of destinations open to them, from the leading cities to small...

Posted on 12 September 2017

Air Travel in Turkey Continues to Rise in Popularity

The last twenty years have seen many changes in Turkish society and travel businesses were one of the sectors massively affected when the government embarked on a campaign to modernise methods and infrastructure. Efforts are definitely paying off, as the latest travel stats revealed by the General Directorate of State...

Posted on 08 September 2017

Why Britons’ hunger for Turkey is returning in 2017

Britons are helping to drive Turkey’s tourism and resurging foreign property market this year, with the country celebrating a 22 per cent year-on-year hike in the number of foreigners it welcomed in the first seven months of 2017, said Spot Blue International Property in September. In July alone, the number...

Posted on 06 September 2017

Tourism Update from Turkey

Turkey’s tourism sector smoothly entered September having received a boost from domestic travellers. The Turkish government extended the annual public holiday for Kurban Bayram, known as the feast of sacrifice to 10 days. Experts say this encouraged more than 1 million Turks to hit the open road for extended family...

Posted on 04 September 2017

Famous Things in Turkey

Part of the enjoyment of visiting Turkey for the first time is the quirky facts and figures that make up this absolutely diverse country. Including history, food, science, produce, exports and many other aspects of society, people enjoy learning about the things that Turkey is famous for. From the weird...

Posted on 31 August 2017

Where do Expats Live in Turkey?

Ever since living abroad became a popular choice for retirees, potential candidates often look at Turkey as one of the countries that may become their second or even first home. There is still a slight urge, however, to keep ties with their nationalities and many people ask us where do...

Posted on 27 August 2017

Good Reasons to Buy Property in Turkey

Owning a second home abroad is no longer a trend but well-deserved benefit of 21st-century life. With masses of countries allowing foreigners to purchase and live overseas, potential home owners often want to know good reasons to buy property in Turkey. They are looking for answers to help them decide...

Posted on 26 August 2017