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The New Law is Law – Turkey Welcomes Many New Property Buyers

What a historic day; in years to come they'll ask, where were you when the law came into effect. Nah, that is a bit of an exaggeration, but this is still huge news for the Turkish property market. The Bill to end reciprocity was pushed through parliament and approved earlier...

Posted on 08 August 2012

The Australians land in Turkey

Istanbul, 8 May 2012 - Toll Group, the Australian integrated logistics company, is looking to expand its business in Turkey. The Melbourne based company recently started business in Turkey through its Toll Global Forwarding division and has entered negotiations to acquire a local Turkish company. The Toll Group is one...

Posted on 17 May 2012

Turkish News Roundup February 2011

New Flights February saw the addition of two new Turkish flights. Rusline announced new twice weekly flights between Nalchik and Istanbul Sabiha Gocken. Turkish Airlines continued their expansion with new indirect flights to Mogadishu in Somalia via Khartoum. Business/Investment February saw two major global firms make Turkey their regional hub....

Posted on 02 March 2012

Turkish Airlines Starts Year with More New Flights

[caption id="attachment_12484" align="flwp" width="300" caption="A Turkish Airlines A330"][/caption] Turkish airlines finished 2011 with a big array of new flight routes, and has started 2012 in the same way. At the back end of last year Turkish airlines made the headlines for being quick to resume flights into Libya as soon...

Posted on 16 February 2012

A Week of Tourism Events and Controversy

This week was a week of big tourism events in Turkey, events which brought a new realisation on tourism income growth in Turkey. The Turkey Tourism Summit in the Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre ICEC made the headlines for a rather controversial reason. Hurriyet headline: "Minister blames statistics body for...

Posted on 10 February 2012

8 Turkish banks in the top 500 for global brand value

Ankara, 1st February 2012 - Unlike European banks, Turkish banks had a very good profitable year in 2011 with profits reaching nearly 12 billion USD.  In a recent report by Brand Finance, a London based brand valuation consultancy, eight Turkish banks were rated in the top global 500 for brand...

Posted on 01 February 2012

Turkey’s exports expected to increase 11.4 percent in 2012

Istanbul, 26 January 2012 - According to Mr Mehmet Buyukeksi, Chairman of the Turkish Exporters Assembly, Turkey’s exports should reach 150 billion USD in 2012. In the first 25 days of 2012 Turkey’s exports increased by over 13 percent compared to the same period of 2011. “2012 will be a...

Posted on 27 January 2012

Gazipasa Airport to Offer “Large Array” of 2012 Flights

We have the latest from Gazipasa airport in Alanya, and while it unfortunately contains no news of direct UK flights, we can tell you that the airport is set to bring online a much wider array of flights in 2012. Our contact, Murat Sen, a spokesperson for airport operators TAV...

Posted on 27 January 2012

Reciprocity Bill Drafted and Up for Discussion

The Turkish government has just finished drafting a new bill to further open up the property market to foreign buyers, as well as making purchases easier for foreigners. The most important thing in the bill is that it is set to end the reciprocity requirement on foreign purchases, thereby allowing...

Posted on 26 January 2012

Current Account Deficit Begins Descent

Last year saw Turkish exports grow at an incredible clip, leading analysts and commentators (including ourselves) to predict that it would eventually start to bring down the current account deficit, which is an important economic indicator and one of the few blemishes left to negatively color the Turkish economy. Well,...

Posted on 13 January 2012