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Turkish Airport Traffic Continuing 2010’s Strong Growth into 2011

Anna.Aero has just published a table of growth in traffic to Turkey's airports, and it makes for very interesting reading. According to the data Turkish airport traffic grew 10.8% year on year in January, and 17.5% (why does that number take me back to happier times) year on year in...

Posted on 18 March 2011

Turkey in the News: Budget surplus for January and February 2011

Date: 16/03/2011 Turkey in the News: Budget surplus for January and February 2011 The Turkish Ministry of Finance has announced a budget surplus of USD 630 million for January and February 2011 which Mr Mehmet Simsek, the Turkish Minister of Finance said is the first time in the last 28...

Posted on 17 March 2011

Turkey in the News: December unemployment rate down

Date: 16/03/2011 Turkey in the News: December unemployment rate down Turkey’s December 2010 unemployment rate decreased 2.1% to 11.4% in December 2010 – this down from 13.5% for the same month in the previous year. According to Turkstat (Turkish Statistics Institute) the jobless numbers was down by 432,000 in December...

Posted on 17 March 2011

Turkey in the News: Russia’s Gazprom says “Turkey has massive investment potential”

Date: 24/02/2011 Turkey in the News: Russia’s Gazprom says “Turkey has massive investment potential” Vice Chairman of Russia’s major energy company Gazprom, Mr Alexander Medvedev, has said because of Turkey’s fast economic growth Gazprom intends to increase their operations in Turkey. Mr Medvedev said “We have a long and successful...

Posted on 15 March 2011

Turkey in the News: Even the Spanish are investing in Turkey

Date: 24/02/2011 Turkey in the News: Even the Spanish are investing in Turkey In a recent report, Expansion, a leading Spanish business newspaper has published an article on Turkey’s energy and infrastructure projects saying “Turkey is about to undertake a massive modernization program, worth more than USD 150 billion”. The...

Posted on 15 March 2011

Turkey in the News: Private equity funds investing in Turkish companies

Date: 18/02/2011 Turkey in the News: Private equity funds investing in Turkish companies According to data collected by Radikal (the Istanbul published daily Turkish language newspaper) private equity funds invested 283 million USD in Turkey last year. Continue reading “Turkey in the News: Private equity funds investing in Turkish companies”...

Posted on 15 March 2011

Turkey in the News: Turkish mobile users drive growth

Date: 18/02/2011 Turkey in the News: Turkish mobile users drive growth According to Vodafone chief Vittorio Colao internet access from Vodafone mobile phones is rising strongly in emerging countries. Continue reading “Turkey in the News: Turkish mobile users drive growth” »

Posted on 15 March 2011

Turkey Named as One of Top Property Investments in World

Turkey has been highlighted as one of the top choices for global property investors by a leading expert. Speaking at the MIPIM event in Cannes, France, Robert White of Real Capital Analytics told reporters that the BRICs are no longer the top dogs of global property investment, that now the...

Posted on 13 March 2011

Gazipasa Airport Looks Set for International Launch in 2011

"This year it looks like is gonna be the real full force launch and that is with a blast." Those are the words of Murat Sen, a senior member of TAV staff at the Gazipasa airport near Alanya. At present, people wishing to visit Alanya must fly in via Antalya,...

Posted on 10 March 2011

Spot Blue Experts in APITs Advice Seminar–APITs Live 2011

A Place in the Sun announced this week that they will be holding advice seminars on buying overseas property in various countries. Chaired by APITs editor Richard Way, the seminars will feature a panel of experts on the specific market, and allow potential buyers to get answers to any niggling...

Posted on 09 March 2011