Tag Archives: Turkey

Antalya still the hot spot for property buyers

Antalya, 30 March 2012 – Antalya again leads the field for international property buyers in Turkey. According to data released from the Land Registry Directorate, 42,000 foreigners have bought property in the Antalya region with the Mugla region coming second with over 20,000 foreigners property buyers. Turkey’s has a total...

Posted on 13 April 2012

Turkey’s gas distribution privatisation attracting international investors

Istanbul, 29 March 2012 - The 80 percent privatisation of Baskent Dogalgaz, Turkey’s second largest gas distribution company and supplier to Ankara area, is attracting strong international interest. Partnering local companies, Turkish China’s ENN Group and a Saudi based investment fund are amongst the leaders. According to the Acting President...

Posted on 13 April 2012

A new wind blowing through Turkey

Istanbul, 28 March 2012 - Turkey’s Alke Insaat has announced a new Joint Venture company with the US company TPI Composites, one the world’s most advanced composite wind turbine blade manufacturers. A new 33,000 square metre factory in Turkey’s west coast port of Izmir will employ 350 workers. Turkey is...

Posted on 13 April 2012

Turkey to sign Free Trade Agreement with South Korea

Istanbul, 27 March 2012 – Turkey has signed the framework for a new Free Trade Agreement with South Korea. On a recent visit to Seoul, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s Prime Minister, accompanied by Turkey’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Minister of Economy and Turkey’s Inward...

Posted on 13 April 2012

New natural gas storage facilities for Turkey

Istanbul, 26 March 2012 - With Turkey’s natural gas consumption dramatically increasing the Russian energy company Gazprom is investigating the construction of natural gas storage facilities in Turkey. According to a Gazprom spokesman “Whenever Turkey has had any problems with other natural gas providers, it has always looked to Gazprom...

Posted on 13 April 2012

Unilever to build a new production plant in Turkey

Istanbul, 23 March 2012 – Unilever is set to invest 100 million USD for a new production plant in Aksaray, in central Turkey. The new plant will increase Unilever’s ice cream brand ‘Algida’ production and is expected to come on stream by May 2013. Source: Invest in Turkey

Posted on 04 April 2012

Italian bank & financial company applies for new banking license

Istanbul, 21 March 2012 - According to sources in the Board of the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency of Turkey, Intesa Sanpaolo, one of Italy’s largest bank and financial services company, has applied for a new Turkish bank operating license. Intesa Sanpaolo has tried to enter the expanding Turkish banking...

Posted on 31 March 2012

Ford breaks ground for new factory in Turkey

Istanbul, 20 March 2012 - As part of its 1 billion USD investment, Ford Otosan broke ground on its third automotive manufacturing factory at Yenikoy in North West Turkey. Once the factory is completed in 2013 it will be home to a new light commercial vehicle. At the ground breaking...

Posted on 31 March 2012

Turkish Airlines offers more direct flights

Istanbul, 19 March 2012 - Turkish Airlines now offers direct flights to 189 destinations from its hub at Ataturk International Airport Istanbul which 15 more than Lufthansa from its Frankfurt hub. According to the airline tracking portal over the 10 years to 2010 Turkish Airlines tripled the number of...

Posted on 31 March 2012

Turkey’s unemployment down to under 10 percent

Istanbul, 16 March 2012 – According to data recently released by the Turkish Statistical Institute the unemployment rate dropped to 9.8 percent in December 2011. According to the data the number of employed people was 23.6 million in December 2011. Source: Invest in Turkey

Posted on 31 March 2012