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EU Visitors Have Tripled Since 2000

The number of EU tourists travelling to Turkey has almost tripled in the last 10 years according to new data. During a meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels, Turkish tourism minister Ertrugul Gunay said that visitors from the EU “counted only 6.5 million in 2000 and are now 18...

Posted on 11 May 2012

Turkey Property: Things to Watch for in 2012

Turkey property is currently among the most popular overseas property destinations in the world. Here are some of the big events potential property buyers should be watching out for this year. The New Law: Most potential property buyers will have heard about the new law. For those that haven't; the...

Posted on 12 April 2012

Turkey Renews Call on EU to Lift Visa Requirements

The chief negotiator and European Union Minister for Turkey, Egemen Bagis, has once again called on EU executives to lift visa requirements for Turkish citizens. Bagis has formally written to European commissioners and the European Parliament as well as the European media, members of non-governmental organisations and think tank organisations,...

Posted on 05 April 2012

Economic Crisis Improves Relations Between Turkey and Greece

Historically relations between the Greek and Turkish nations have always been a little tense, but there is speculation that Greece’s recent economic woes may lead to something of a rapprochement between the two countries. Greece was quick to send aid to Turkey after the earthquake in the eastern province of...

Posted on 29 March 2012

Is the EU missing out by its attitude toward Turkey?

Istanbul, 23 February 2012 - Mr Egemen Bagis, Turkey's EU Minister, speaking at the 68th Meeting of Turkey - EU Joint Parliament Commission being in Istanbul said 2012 will be a tough year for Turkey’s EU membership process because Greek Cyprus would be the president of the rotating EU Presidency...

Posted on 24 February 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

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

Turkey Continues to Increase Ties with Russia as EU Frustrates

This week saw Turkey and Russia sign a mutual agreement on the readmission of illegal immigrants, which is seen as the final hurdle to the enactment of the visa-free travel deal agreed by the two last May. Turkey is an extremely popular holiday destination for Russians with over 3 million...

Posted on 21 January 2011

Ankara Leaves Property Tax Value Unchanged, Calls on Poland’s Support for EU Bid

Turkish property owners or those currently purchasing a property in Turkey will be glad to hear that the government has decided not to increase the value it holds on their property for taxation purchases, and so the rate at which they pay tax against the property will not go up...

Posted on 09 December 2010

Turkey Admission into Europe to be Electric this Month

Turkey maybe struggling to become a full member of the European Union, but they have successfully gained their entry into the European Electric Grid. Currently the European Union shares a combined electricity grid, with the exception of the UK, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and, of course Turkey, that is until now....

Posted on 08 September 2010