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Turkish exports reach a new high

3 January 2012, Ankara - Despite the global downturn Turkey’s 2011 exports reached an all time high exceeding 2010 by 18.2 percent and amounting to nearly 135 billion USD. According to data from TIM (the Turkish Exporters Assembly) the manufacture of motor vehicles showed the largest sector for exports amounting...

Posted on 03 January 2012

“Istanbul is one of the most exciting and interesting cities of Europe, if not the world”

3 January 2012, Ankara  - The man who coined the phrase BRIC economies the world renowned economist and Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management Mr Jim O’Neill predicts the next 10 years will see another set of emerging powers including Turkey taking over. In a recent interview O’Neill said “If...

Posted on 03 January 2012

Turkish Mortgages in Increasing Demand

With the Turkish property market still busy (and not too badly effected by the Euro crisis), investors are still interested in borrowing funds rather than just paying cash. The most popular loans tend to be either in Euros or Sterling, but as the local currency is still in Turkish Lira,...

Posted on 02 January 2012

Turkish Tourism Hits the 30 Million Target

It's official, Turkey has crossed the long-anticipated threshold of 30 million visitors, a year later than expected. During the boom the government set the tourism target that Turkey would be receiving 30 million visitors per year by 2010. Then the credit crunch happened. Most tourism markets were completely derailed by...

Posted on 30 December 2011

Turkish Airlines flying high

20 December 2011, Istanbul - According to Turkish Airlines General Manager Temel Kotli, the airline has had a very successful 2011 and will add 10 new global destinations in 2012 as well as adding 18 new aircraft to fleet of 178 aircraft. “The new destinations to be added until the...

Posted on 23 December 2011

E-commerce giant Amazon invests in Turkey

22 December 2011, Istanbul - Amazon the US e-commerce giant has entered the Turkish market and acquired a interest in Ciceksepeti.com a Turkish online flower delivery company. Emre Aydin the General Manager of Ciceksepeti.com said “Amazon’s lead in technology and online marketing will be beneficial for our growth in 2012”...

Posted on 23 December 2011

Malaysian company to invest in one of Turkey’s leading hospital groups

15 December 2012, Istanbul - Over the last few years Turkey’s healthcare sector has attracted significant interest for global investors from both East and West. Several major Turkish healthcare companies, for example, Universal Healthcare Group, Medical Healthcare and Memorial Healthcare Group have already attracted partnership or buy ours from major...

Posted on 15 December 2011

Turkey Continues to Impress for all the Right Reasons

It is no surprise that foreign direct investment is flooding into Turkey, because unlike many countries at the moment, there is no reason to be scared of investing. Turkey is in Europe, but not in the Eurozone and has been growing strongly throughout the European financial crisis. Even now as...

Posted on 09 December 2011

Turkey’s university entrepreneurs to get help from Intel

8 December 2011, Ankara - In 2012, Intel, the worlds largest chip manufacturer, is launching a new initiative to help young Turkish university entrepreneurs. Intel is not new to the principle and has previously helped METU (Turkey’s Middle East Technical University) set up their new R&D labs through supplying equipment,...

Posted on 08 December 2011

The next Apple may come from Turkey

5 December 2011, Istanbul - “The next Steve Jobs may well be a Turk” said the US Vice President Joe Biden speaking during the 2nd Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Istanbul. Biden said “I was not surprised to hear our (US) Ambassador to Ankara saying that the next Steve Jobs may...

Posted on 05 December 2011