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Top of The Props February 2012

As regular readers will know we collate data on the most popular properties on our website, based on which properties are the most viewed by our users. The data continues to reveal an interesting if not altogether surprising trend; people are no longer simply after the cheapest property in Turkey,...

Posted on 25 February 2012

Internet investors looking at Turkey

Istanbul, 24 February 2012 - Turkey’s online sector is attracting the eyes of the investors with a range of global companies buying in Turkey; South Africa's Naspers has taken a majority stake in the e-commerce site Markafoni; eBay has bought online marketplace GittiGidiyor; Amazon.com has taken a stake in the...

Posted on 24 February 2012

Is the EU missing out by its attitude toward Turkey?

Istanbul, 23 February 2012 - Mr Egemen Bagis, Turkey's EU Minister, speaking at the 68th Meeting of Turkey - EU Joint Parliament Commission being in Istanbul said 2012 will be a tough year for Turkey’s EU membership process because Greek Cyprus would be the president of the rotating EU Presidency...

Posted on 24 February 2012

China “Turkey has become one of the most attracting countries in the world”

Istanbul, 22 February 2012 - At the Turkey - China Economic and Commercial Cooperation Forum held in Istanbul today, Xi Jinping, the Chinese Vice President, announced that Chinese and Turkish business had signed agreement worth 4.3 billion USD, commenting "Turkey has become one of the most attracting countries in the...

Posted on 24 February 2012

Turkish Airports Continue Exceptional Growth

Traffic through Turkish airports is continuing to grow strongly according to the latest data. Anna.Aero, the airline data collation website has just published stats for January, which show incredible growth across Turkish airports. Dalaman was the best performer with passenger numbers up 41.1% year on year from 22,555 last January...

Posted on 24 February 2012

Turkey to become regional centre for Vodafone

Istanbul, 21 February 2012 – At a recent launch ceremony Vodafone Turkey’s Chief Technology Officer, Jorge Fernandes, has said that Vodafone is to make Turkey its regional HQ for its Middle East and North Africa operations. At the opening ceremony of Vodafone’s new network operation centre in Istanbul, Fernandes said...

Posted on 21 February 2012

Foreign investments in Istanbul up over 100 percent in 2011

Istanbul, 20 February 2012 - A recent report by the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce shows investment in Istanbul has increased by over 100 percent in 2011 compared with the previous year 2010. The report also shows that over 52 percent of the increase comes from foreign investors with the biggest...

Posted on 21 February 2012

Turkish Airlines African expansion plans

Istanbul, 17 February 2012 - Speaking at a recent conference held by the Union of European Turkish Democrats meeting in Germany, Mr Temel Kotli, Turkish Airlines General Manager, announced the company is adding 8 new flights to its African route network of 18 destinations. Kotli said . “Africa is increasingly...

Posted on 17 February 2012

Turkey’s unemployment down for second month running

Istanbul, 16 February 2012 - The Turkish Statistical Institute has announced that for the second month in a row the Turkish unemployment rate has fallen. The rate for November 2011 fell to 9.1 percent which also compares with 11 percent for November 2010. The total number of unemployed is just...

Posted on 17 February 2012

BT to Double Turkish Investment Create Global Satellite Hub

British Telecom has announced sweeping plans to make Istanbul not only a regional hub for its business (along with Dubai and Johannesburg, South Africa), but also a "Global Center of Satellite Excellence", according to aid Luis Alvarez, president in charge of Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Speaking at...

Posted on 17 February 2012