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Reciprocity Bill Drafted and Up for Discussion

The Turkish government has just finished drafting a new bill to further open up the property market to foreign buyers, as well as making purchases easier for foreigners. The most important thing in the bill is that it is set to end the reciprocity requirement on foreign purchases, thereby allowing...

Posted on 26 January 2012

US company NCR looks at Turkey as a potential regional base

23 January 2012, Istanbul - NCR the US technology has identified Turkey as its potential regional headquarters. Commenting on a forthcoming visit to Turkey Mr Bill Nuti, the NCR CEO said, “Engineering and call centre investments in Turkey are on the agenda. In order to provide new and better solutions...

Posted on 24 January 2012

Turkey’s Foreign Direct Investment up 70% in 2011

19 January 2012, Gaziantep - Speaking in the SE city of Gaziantep, Mr Ilker Ayci, President of Turkey’s 'Investment Support and Promotion Agency', said “Turkey has attracted 70 percent more FDI in the first 11 months of 2011 over the same period of the preceding year, reaching USD 12.1 billion”...

Posted on 19 January 2012

US company invests in southeastern Turkey

17 January 2012, Istanbul - According Martin Carver, the Chief Executive of the US based MG Consulting, investing in Turkey is more profitable than investing in China or Europe “I see no economic growth in European markets. That is why I would rather invest in Turkey” said Carver. Carver is...

Posted on 18 January 2012

Major UK pharmaceutical company to locate regional HQ in Istanbul

16 January 2012, Istanbul – GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) a leading UK pharmaceutical company is moving its Middle Eastern and African operations to Istanbul. This new Istanbul regional headquarters will be responsible for the operations in 30 countries within GSK markets. Commenting on the move, Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets Director of...

Posted on 17 January 2012

Current Account Deficit Begins Descent

Last year saw Turkish exports grow at an incredible clip, leading analysts and commentators (including ourselves) to predict that it would eventually start to bring down the current account deficit, which is an important economic indicator and one of the few blemishes left to negatively color the Turkish economy. Well,...

Posted on 13 January 2012

Turkey Starts 2012 One of Strongest Economies in World

We all heard a lot about the Turkish economy in 2011 I know I wrote a lot about it and the reports are still coming in now. As always, it takes time to prepare final figures for the entire year, but if the reports we have seen so far are...

Posted on 11 January 2012

Istanbul Tourism up 16% in 2011

Istanbul is currently one of the hottest places for buy to let investment in the world. The population is huge and growing so rapidly in numbers and affluence, that developers simply can't build fast enough to meet the demand for quality property to buy and rent. But it is also...

Posted on 07 January 2012

Foreign visitors flock to Istanbul

6 January 2012, Istanbul - In 2011 Turkey received over 30 million visitors making it the 7th most popular destination in the world. Of this 30 million 8 million people visited the stunning city of Istanbul according its Culture and Tourism department number. This number shows an increase of over...

Posted on 06 January 2012

2011: A Great Year for Turkey and Turkish Property

Twenty Eleven was a great year for Turkey and a great year for Turkish property. The Turkish economy was among the fastest growing in the world (it was the fastest in 1H, but we have no data for 2H) according to official data. According to the Turkish association of real...

Posted on 06 January 2012