Much of Turkey’s success in recent years and its strength to bounce back from disastrous situations has been its global alliances. The strategic plan to form diplomatic relationships with several countries around the globe includes courting the Chinese, who just happen to have the world’s second-biggest economy and largest population count. The reasons for doing this are plentiful, and it all starts with the Belt and Road Initiative.
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While most people associate a Turkish holiday with golden sand and endless sunshine, there is just as much scope for enjoyment in the colder months. Read on to discover why we love Turkey in the winter - and why a holiday there will save you money and make for a more authentic holiday experience.
Go to any significant shopping place like the Spice Bazaar in Istanbul, and the delectable range of spices and herbs are on display in large, wooden buckets for you to buy as much or as little as you want. Whatever your taste in flavourings and seasonings, whether mild, tart or chilli hot, the range of Turkish spices will perfectly compliment your pantry back home. But which ones should you buy? Here are our suggestions.
After a stellar 2017 which saw growth beat expectations to reach 6 percent, experts are predicting the year ahead. While foreign direct investment and domestic growth will continue, the Turkish economy will be hampered by its current account deficit and the issue of inflation. Overall growth is expected to be around 5 percent over the next five years.
Most people have heard of Mimar Sinan, the most famous Turkish architect. The Ottoman sultans adored his work, therefore cemented his place in their history. He inspired many of his students to go on and create masterpieces such as the Blue Mosque, but none could quite match his standards. However, during the last twenty years, Turkey has undergone a massive transformation in infrastructure and urban planning. Turkish architects are highly in demand.
Thanks mainly to strong economic growth and stability, 2017 saw a notable return for Turkey's property market after 2 years of political tension and regional unrest. We examine the factors driving Turkey's real estate market and why investors will target Turkish property in 2018.
Basin Ekspres property is no longer Istanbul’s best kept secret. The region on Istanbul’s European side has well and truly come into its own, with quality housing developments and improved infrastructure. We explain why real estate investors should look to Basin Ekspres in 2018 - which will mark the last year of incredible bargains to be found in the area.
The Turkish tourism industry has suffered lately, but one niche has stood out among the rest to become a winner generating millions in revenue. Despite a downturn in leisure tourists, such as beach lovers and history buffs, healthcare tourism in Turkey is booming, with many nationalities travelling to the country, for cosmetic and health procedures.
Celebrating Christmas away from your home country doesn't need to be a sad occasion. On the contrary, there are many things to love about being somewhere different. From escaping commercialism to sampling cultures from all around the world, Bodrum resident Marie Coggin explains what she loves about spending Christmas in Turkey.
Turkey’s third-quarter growth has surpassed all predictions. The economy expanded by 11.1 percent between July and September, putting the country ahead of giants China and India and putting growth on track to top 6.5 percent. Thanks in part to structural reforms and investor incentives, the economic growth bodes well for continued economic success in 2018.