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Ford’s new commercial trucks – “Made in Turkey”

28 June 2011 – Ford Otosan Turkey (a manufacturing joint venture between Ford and Koc Holding) will start to manufacture its new Cargo heavy truck in Turkey. The trucks are to be marketed and exported to 65 countries around the globe with special emphasis on taking market share in the...

Posted on 28 June 2011

Mugla Region Named Top Trending Region in Rightmove Search Report

According to the latest data from Rightmove the Mugla region is the most popular region in Turkey in terms of demand from foreign buyers, and is now becoming one of the hottest markets in the overseas property world. In the Rightmove Overseas Search Report for May, Mugla is shown in...

Posted on 27 June 2011

Turkish Tourism Growing Strongly in 2011

In the first quarter of 2011 Turkey received 4.4 million tourists, an increase of 18.9% on the 3.7 million visitors received in the first quarter of 2010 according to the latest data from Turkstat. The strongest increase was recorded in March this year, the 1.8 million visitors a growth of...

Posted on 24 June 2011

Turkish Airline Wins Big in Skytrax Awards

Turkish Airlines has yet again racked up the accolades in the 2011 Skytrax Awards. This year Turkish Airlines won the awards for Best Airline Europe, Best Premium Economy Seats and Best Airline Southern Europe. The Skytrax Awards also known as the Passengers Choice Awards surveyed 18.8 million air passengers over...

Posted on 23 June 2011

THY Voted “Best Airline Europe”

23 June 2011 – London based Skytrax World Airline Awards 20011 has voted Turkish Airlines (THY) “Best Airline Europe”, “Best Premium Economy Seats” and “Best Airline Southern Europe” as a result of surveys to over 18 million in 100 countries across the globe. The awards were judged against a variety categories which...

Posted on 23 June 2011

Christiano Ronaldo Highlights Turkish Tourism Experience

[caption id="attachment_9669" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Christiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk on Blue Cruise in Bodrum"][/caption] For anyone that doesn't know, Christiano Ronaldo is currently holidaying in Turkey as a guest of Besiktas chairman Yıldırım Demiroren. Ronaldo, formerly of Manchester United and now playing for Real Madrid is one of the most...

Posted on 22 June 2011

Talk Turkey With The Experts

21 Jun 11 David Walker, the Founder and MD of Spot Blue, a leading UK based property specialist for Turkey, is taking part in a seminar discussing buying property in Turkey, organised by the Turkish British Chamber of Commerce and Industry this Wednesday 22 June at 6pm. The seminar is...

Posted on 22 June 2011

Turkey Property is the Hot Investment Choice

During the boom emerging markets took on an appeal all of their own as they became known for their self-perpetuating cycles of strong growth. Economic growth would lead to rising affluence, which would lead to increasing demand for housing, house prices would be pushed up as a result of this...

Posted on 18 June 2011

Newly Empowered AK Party Could Get EU Accession Back on Track

Now nearly one week past the Turkish election and not a peep of controversy or complaint at the result, we can safely say that the election was a success, especially given that 87% of the voting public turned out and cast their vote. Prime Minister Erdogan of the Justice and...

Posted on 17 June 2011

Turkish unemployment down nearly 3%

16 June 2011 – Turkstat (the Turkish Statistics Institute) has reported that unemployment for March 2011 is down 2.9% compared with the corresponding period for 2010. The Turkstat report shows unemployment fell from 11.5 Percent in March 2011 to 10.8 Percent in March 2011 - the unemployment rate for March 2010 was...

Posted on 16 June 2011