Turkey’s south coast is a favourite with European holidaymakers, who head to Antalya, Bodrum and Fethiye in search of the sea, sun and great service Turkey is known for. The last two years have seen a significant drop in the number of British, German, Dutch and Russians heading to Turkey, but early reservations are showing 2018 will be a turnaround year for European tourists in Turkey.
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As defined in their 2023 vision plan, Turkey has a goal to be one of the top performing economies in the world. Given that just 20 years ago, it was drastically underperforming, it is a big target to set. However, the Turkish government has a strategic game plan and they are the mega projects of Turkey, an impressive portfolio consisting of roughly 100 transport, energy and infrastructure endeavours, exceeding a construction cost of 100 billion USD.
As events go, this is certainly one of Turkey’s more unusual. Camels decked out in colourful outfits, wrestling each other until the “loser” screams, falls down or runs away. Marie Coggin, who lives in Bodrum, attends a local camel wrestling festival and reports back on the sights and sounds of this unique event.
For many people, the year 2023 will be important for Turkey. Not only because it will be the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Turkish Republic but also because the AKP ruling government have set themselves an impressive set of targets to achieve by this deadline. The records break down into specific categories focusing on the economy, energy, foreign policy, healthcare, transport and tourism.
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.
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.