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New Flights to China Boost Istanbul Ataturk Airport

Last week saw Istanbul Ataturk's already award-winning global destination coverage increased further, when China Southern announced new flights to the airport from Beijing via Urumqi in the northwest. The flights start running Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, served by 191 seat 757-200s. However, there are plans to expand on this quickly...

Posted on 02 December 2011

Turkey supplies to European aerospace company

1 December 2011, Ankara - Eurocopter, the Franco German Spanish aerospace company, has picked Turkish made imaging systems and fire and control systems are to be fitted to their EC-635 helicopters. Thomas Hein, Eurocopter’s VP, recent said “Turkish defense products are cost effective, high quality, and come free of export...

Posted on 01 December 2011

Nestle goes on investing in Turkey

29 November 2011, Ankara - According to Nestle Turkey’s CEO, Mr Hans Ulrich Mayer, Turkey has been a great place to invest - “Turkey has been the recipient of several Nestlé investments many times greater than we invest in other markets” reported Mayer. Nestle has invested about 500 million USD...

Posted on 29 November 2011

Southern Turkey opens largest Eastern Med marina

29 November 2011, Ankara - Mr Binali Yildrim, the Turkish Minister of Transportation, Maritime and Communications has opened the largest Eastern Med yacht marina in the southern Turkish town of Mersin. The marina has cost 100 million TRY (About 54 million USD) and can berth up to 1,000 boats. Mr...

Posted on 29 November 2011

Fitch Affirms Turkey at BB+

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Turkey's rating at BB+ one step away from investment grade, despite revising the country's long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) to Stable from Positive. The agency also affirmed Turkey's Short-term foreign currency IDR at 'B' and Country Ceiling at 'BBB-'. "The revision of...

Posted on 23 November 2011

Reciprocity Restrictions to be Removed in 2012, Boosting Foreign Sales

The Turkish government is expected to remove the reciprocity restrictions on its property market in 2012. The draft law is to be polished off by the Environment and Urbanisation ministry before being submitted to the national parliament later this month. The aim of the law would be to open up...

Posted on 19 November 2011

Foreigners Buying More Property in Turkey

The latest data from the Turkish Land Registry Director shows that some 123,,000 foreigners own 113,687 immovable properties in Turkey. The data shows that resort properties are still the most popular with foreigners, and they prefer established cities like Antalya, Mugla and Aydin ,as well as Istanbul and Bursa. The...

Posted on 18 November 2011

Turkey to make it easier for foreigners to buy property

15 November 2011, Istanbul - The Turkish law of property purchase reciprocity is expected to be lifted in 2012. The law bans foreigners from 89 countries buying a property in Turkey because Turkish nationals cannot freely buy a property in that reciprocal country. These banned countries include Russia, Gulf States...

Posted on 15 November 2011

Top of the Props: Most Popular Turkish Properties in October

With the recent news of a 7% rise in Turkish property prices in the last year, courtesy of the Turkish Real Estate Investment Association GYODER, it seemed like a good time to present the latest data on our most popular properties. Altinkum -- famed for its low cost properties --...

Posted on 11 November 2011

Turkish Airlines Istanbul Ataturk Now Most Diverse Hub in Europe

From its hub at Istanbul Ataturk, Turkish Airlines now offers a wider range of non-stop flights than any other carrier does from a single airport. Turkish Airlines now flies non-stop from Ataturk to 172 destinations around the world, leaving its nearest competitor Lufthansa some way behind flying to 158 destinations...

Posted on 10 November 2011