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“Canal Istanbul” to Replace Bosporus as Istanbul Shipping Lane by 2023

Istanbul is making headlines again. Twice in one week. Just a few days after the world discussed plans to split Istanbul in two for easier governance, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has unveiled a grander if less controversial plan to create a new canal to bypass the Bosporus – although...

Posted on 28 April 2011

Istanbul showing signs of sustainable growth

Turkey is the 15th largest economy in the world, and although suffered during the downturn its strong recovery continues to be the envy of much larger and more developed countries. Istanbul has benefited greatly from this recovery as it is not only a popular tourist destination but also has many...

Posted on 18 February 2011

Istanbul Airport Traffic up 70% in 2010

Traffic through the Istanbul Sabiha Gocken airport grew by an incredible 70% last year compared to 2009 according to data from air traffic data collation website Anna.Aero. Even more incredibly this growth saw the airport become the second fastest growing in the world, beaten only by the airport at Kaunus...

Posted on 11 February 2011

Turkey FAQs Part I: What is the Capital of Turkey?

To the people who know Ankara is the capital of Turkey, similarly to those who know the answer to a question on any capital city, it beggars believe that it is something many people do not know. But indeed in this case it is, because it is one of the...

Posted on 03 February 2011

New Flights to boost Istanbul Property Market

Kazakhstan airline Air Astana has announced that it will commence running new once weekly flights to Istanbul. This is the latest in a succession of announcements that increase the accessibility of Istanbul, with a series of expanded routes this year culminating in a third airport being green-lighted for the city....

Posted on 19 November 2010

New Airport for Istanbul Given Green Light

Istanbul mayor Kadir Topbas has given the green light for a third airport in the Silviri district to the west of Istanbul. Massive growth in traffic to both Istanbul Ataturk and Sabiha Gökçen has triggered a series of projects to expand the city's air-traffic capacity, the third airport being the...

Posted on 12 November 2010

Turkish Employment to be Boosted Massively by Turkish Silicon Valley

Nihat Ergün, Turkish minister for industry and trade has said that Turkey's first “Silicon Valley” will be based between Kocaeli and İstanbul. Publication Today's Zaman has learned that the valley will be span 1100 acres of land, in what is recognised as the most industrialised region of Turkey. Ergün said...

Posted on 05 November 2010

Soyak Partners with Spot Blue to Increase Overseas Presence

Soyak, one of the largest developers of residential real estate in Turkey has Chosen Spot Blue to market its Istanbul properties to the UK, European and international markets. The power of the Soyak brand within Turkey is impossible to overstate; with a history of successful developments spanning almost 50 years...

Posted on 08 October 2010

Marriott Chooses Istanbul to Try New Boutique Model

International hotel Chain Marriott International has made a massive testament to Turkey's status as one of the world's leading tourism destinations, and more so to Istanbul's growing demand for luxury hotel accommodation. In 2007, Marriott announced a partnership with Ian Schrager -- credited as the man who popularised the boutique...

Posted on 11 June 2010

Istanbul Becomes Latest Site in Turkish Marina Expansion

Istanbul is to become the site of the latest new marina in Turkey, as the country hopes to increase the revenues from its incoming tourists, by becoming attractive to the high-end tourist. Dati Holdings is to build the $16 million (estimated) marina in the Ataköy district of Istanbul. The ParkMarina...

Posted on 13 May 2010