Certain business sectors in Turkey are firing on all cylinders. Attracting attention from global investors, entrepreneurs and savvy business executives, the supercharged industries matter for one reason. They are all contributing towards Turkey’s 2023 vision plan to be a top ten economy of the world. So, which Turkish industries are significantly contributing towards changing the face of the country?
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Wine lovers venturing outside the Bodrum peninsula will be richly rewarded: Mor Salkim's 96,000 square metres yield the varieties Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Bornova Misketi. Turkey's growing reputation as a wine producing country might surprise some - but many historians believe wine began in the country, thousands of years ago.
Summer memories are made in Bodrum. The type of memories that stay with us for a lifetime, and its no coincidence either because Bodrum’s summer hedonistic vibes stretch back decades. Despite its reputation as a favoured spot for celebrities and wealthy business executives, it is the simplicity that captures the attention. If you plan to visit Bodrum this summer, prepare for a destination that purposely detaches itself from worldly affairs, and has its own set of rules.
For aviation fans, much of the hype this year is about the Istanbul New Third Airport. The four-phase project will not be complete until 2028, yet phrase one is set to open in 2018. Set to serve 150 million passengers a year, estimates say the six-runway airport, will cost 11.3 billion USD to build. More than 200 airlines will fly from it to roughly 350 destinations around the world. The airport will also be a significant cargo centre, and in turn, change the face of international buying and selling.
It's something only locals seem to know: where to eat out on a budget while still enjoying the peninsula's finest views. Council cafes are found in every town around the Bodrum peninsula. Ranging from modern affairs to traditional, shabby offerings, they're the ideal place to enjoy the peninsula's culinary offerings without breaking the bank.
It's difficult to imagine a country you've never visited, which is why we often get asked about the reality of living in a predominantly Muslim country. Marie Coggin, a British expat living in Bodrum, addresses a few commonly asked questions, and puts to rest the concerns some people might have about visiting and living in Turkey.
Bodrum's transformed from a sleepy collection of fishing villages into a popular tourism destination. Now, it's in the midst of another change, and well on its way to becoming a global centre for education, architecture, yachting and big brand luxury resorts. We explore the factors sending Bodrum into the stratosphere, and discuss why the Mediterranean centre has become so popular.
Turkey's cruise ports are back on the map, with cruise operators adding the country's Aegean and Mediterranean ports to their passenger schedules. From pretty Aegean ports like Bodrum and Kusadasi, to the excitement of Istanbul's big city port, explore Turkey's most popular cruise ship destinations.
At the turn of the century, Turkey looked towards being a global player to boost its economy. They formed a plan to be a top performing financial system of the globe, and in the process, changed laws, offered incentives and made it a lot easier for foreign companies to operate in Turkey. Specifically aiming to increase foreign direct investment, the results soon started coming in as increasingly more foreigners invested in real estate, textiles, automotive, tourism and energy.
In 2015, award-winning architects Perkins + Wills who have completed sizeable projects all around the world received approval to design an ultramodern, sustainable tourism centre in Antalya. Rather than focusing on already established touristic areas, they concentrated on a swampy 58 square kilometre piece of land called the Bogacay Basin Creek. Admiring fans of their architectural designs were Antalya’s mayor, Menderes Turel, and Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.