Menu

News

Things to do in Mediterranean Turkey

Mediterranean Turkey, a large gathering of holiday resorts, cities and towns covers the southern Turquoise Coast of the country. Anyone choosing to holiday there will not be disappointed for many reasons. It has some of the best beaches, an ideal weather climate and a mass range of things to do,...

Posted on 23 June 2017

Turkey Kicks Off its Opera and Ballet Festivals for 2017

The opera and ballet festival season has started in Turkey, marking three prominent sets of concerts and shows that are expected to earn high admiration and sell out performances. Arts have been a focal feature of Turkish society since the formation of its republic in 1923, yet thanks to the...

Posted on 21 June 2017

Sarihacilar Village: The Rising Star of Antalya

An 800-year-old Turkish village known for its button houses and 600-year-old mosque is receiving rising interest from foreign visitors, therefore re-sparking the concept of rural tourism in the Antalya region. The province which is the second-most visited tourist destination in Turkey has suffered recently, with various issues and events keeping...

Posted on 17 June 2017

City Gears up for Istanbul Shopping Fest

Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, is gearing up for its annual shopping fest running from the 1st to the 16th of July. This will be the seventh year of showcasing the ultimate experience in a city responsible for much of the trade, business, tourism, education and finances industries of...

Posted on 14 June 2017

A New Addition to Cave Tourism in Turkey

Even though turmoil in recent years has prompted a decrease in year-on-year visitors to the country of Turkey; tourism stats are still much higher than they were at the turn of the century. One prominent reason for this is the intense diversification, of its tourism structure to capture the attention...

Posted on 12 June 2017

The Turkish Food and Drink Starter Guide

We have many travel tips for first-time visitors to Turkey and the first is to delve into the cultural side of Turkish food and drink. The national cuisine of Turkey and its beverages never fails to amaze and delight with its intense diversity of flavours and ingredients. Vegetarians will be...

Posted on 09 June 2017

The Best Beaches on the Aegean Coast of Turkey

Over the last twenty years, Turkey has risen to fame in the travel industry as the ideal beach holiday destination. Providing everything couples, solo travellers and families want for their sandy retreat; the 445 Blue Flag beaches probably take much credit. However, stats exclude scenic, small bays rarely visited by...

Posted on 19 May 2017

Bodrum raises its celebrity appeal and spearheads a resurgence in Turkey’s tourism

Confidence in Bodrum as Turkey’s leading tourist resort has been boosted this summer by the opening of a landmark hotel by Hollywood superstar Nicole Kidman combined with the launch of multiple new flights there by a leading British travel firm, said Turkey property specialist Spot Blue International Property in May....

Posted on 19 May 2017

The Best Holiday Towns on the Turkish Aegean Coast

The Turkish Aegean Coast covers the entire western side of the country. Many say it isn’t as scenic as the Mediterranean coast on the southern side, yet every year thousands of holidaymakers fly into Bodrum and Izmir airports for Turkish sun, sea, and sand. Some of these destinations have also...

Posted on 17 May 2017

Turkey’s First Touristic Submarine takes its Maiden Dive

The Nemo Primero in Antalya that is Turkey’s first touristic submarine has made its maiden voyage to much success and media attention. The 20-meter long and 4-meter wide sub holds up to 48 people, including the crew and can dive down 35 metres for passengers to view underwater shipwrecks and...

Posted on 15 May 2017

Veganism in Turkey is on the Rise

Although the national diet of Turkey has for many centuries heavily included vegetables, fruits, nuts and grains, veganism as an alternative lifestyle was slow to catch on. That is changing, however, with a growing interest in the concept from the younger generation, who once they have tried it are eager...

Posted on 12 May 2017

Iztuzu Beach Turtles of Dalyan Start Their Nesting Season

The famous Iztuzu beach turtles of Dalyan have returned to one of their favourite nesting places in Mediterranean Turkey marking the beginning of the breeding season for 2017. Also known as the endangered Caretta Caretta or loggerheads turtles, the nearby hospital and sanctuary, DEKAMER kicked into action to aid their...

Posted on 10 May 2017

The Best Places to Visit in Aegean Turkey

The Aegean part of Turkey covers the western coastline and includes some inland areas. With an entirely different geographical landscape to its Mediterranean counterpart, it also differs in regional cuisine, traditions, weather climate and of course, the variety of places to visit. Attractions of Aegean Turkey are plentiful and not...

Posted on 06 May 2017

Bodrum Paramount Luxury Hotel Opening in May

On May the 6th 2017, to much hype and international attention, Paramount brings a slice of California to Turkey by opening a new luxury hotel and resort in the Zeytinlikahve Mevki Bay of the Bodrum peninsula. Promising to have a unique identity, inspired by local creativity, and be a living...

Posted on 02 May 2017

Why British vendors have added appeal for some international buyers in Turkey

Sustained exchange rate movement during the past year has made Turkey’s property market especially attractive to buyers with funds in Euros and Dollars, said Spot Blue International Property in March 2017, adding that vendors from the UK could offer some of the best deals right now. British-owned holiday homes being...

Posted on 24 March 2017

Foreigners now exempt of VAT when buying property in Turkey

The Turkish Government has abolished VAT on property purchases for foreign buyers, as the country attempts to attract more international investors. The new law means that foreigners are exempt of VAT on the purchase of either a house or office in Turkey, with the condition that they make their acquisition...

Posted on 07 March 2017

Dip in foreign sales in 2016 fails to dampen Turkish market as a whole

Turkey recorded more property sales in 2016 than in 2015, according to the latest figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute, signalling an ongoing strength in the market. Looking closer, house sales in Turkey increased four per cent year-on-year in 2016, reaching 1.34 million. Unsurprisingly, Istanbul attracted the highest share of...

Posted on 13 February 2017

Why Turkey’s ‘Golden Visa’ scheme could be a boost for its foreign property market

Turkey’s real estate market is poised for a turnaround in international sales this year, thanks to a new citizenship law for foreign investors, said Spot Blue International Property in January, adding that the weakness of the Turkish lira will add to the appeal of investing in Turkish property. Foreigners who...

Posted on 24 January 2017

Turkey woos Azerbaijani investors and calls for $5billion citizenship incentive

Offering citizenship to non-Turks who buy homes in Turkey should double the value of the country’s foreign real estate market, according to property companies who attended a recent exhibition in Azerbaijan. Around 23,000 properties valued at circa $5billion were sold to foreigners in Turkey during 2015, however property firms who...

Posted on 14 December 2016

Turkish citizenship for foreign investors as IAC meeting hailed a success

Foreigners who have invested in Turkey and meet certain conditions could soon be eligible for Turkish citizenship. Under a new scheme announced by Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus in November, non-nationals who have made investments of a certain value in property and other fixed assets could become a Turkish...

Posted on 15 November 2016