In the weeks leading up to the referendum, investors and developers alike held fire, waiting for the country to vote yes or no on constitutional changes. Last Sunday saw Turks vote "yes." Whichever side you're on, one thing is clear: without the uncertainty surrounding Turkey's political future, the country can begin to move forward again. This includes the property market. In Istanbul, five developers announced new projects this week, signalling to investors that the market and appetite for property in Istanbul and Turkey is still red hot.
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Istanbul, Turkey’s biggest city, is as diverse as it is intriguing. As the central hub of business, transport, finance, education, and tourism in the country, it has many facades, ranging from the cosmopolitan to the traditional. It is both bohemian as it is conservative. It is the place where historical, cultural, and trendy influences come together as one. Find some of the best and upmarket districts of Istanbul to visit in this blog.
Turks have mastered the simple art of combining the simplest of ingredients to produce the most satisfying dishes, and their choice of more than 300 soup recipes are perfect examples. Eaten as a snack, starter, or main course, we think Turkish soups are the best in the world and here are six reasons why you simply cannot go to Turkey without trying the famous soups.
In the last 20 years, Turkey has modernised itself in many ways, yet behind the face of travel magazines and modern trends, tradition and culture still reign strong. This is especially evident in the daily expressions used among friends, family, work colleagues, and strangers. Indeed, anyone learning Turkish would do well to learn the phrases because they will hear them frequently. Whether they are cultural phrases used for politeness or slang expressions used to express dismay, most of them are quite easy to remember.
Urban regeneration is rejuvenating Istanbul, turning formerly undesirable areas into coveted suburbs sought after by families and professionals - and of course, investors. While many parts of Istanbul are off-limits due to high prices, areas where urban regeneration is taking place offer opportunities for lower entry level prices - but with all the capital growth of the more wealthy parts of the city.
Turks are gearing up for a referendum that could change the course of history. On April 16, Turkey will vote yes or no to proposed constitutional changes that could see Erdogan's presidential role expanded from a ceremonial role to an all-encompassing executive presidency. The president is arguing that these changes are necessary to ensure the country's favourable economic and political outlook. However, critics argue that the president's power will be too great.
It's a subject that preoccupies us world over: how to navigate the often stormy world of love and marriage. In Turkey, a traditional society means the customs and culture around dating and relationships is a little different than the west. We explore some of the odd Turkish cultural quirks you'll discover if you embark on the path to love and marriage in Turkey.
Over the last few decades, solo travel has risen in popularity. People from all generations often set off to explore the world on their own, sometimes with the blessing of their families, at other times, with discrete concern. Turkey is one of the countries that profited from this new trend, with many international foreigners wowing friends back home with their tales of city exploration in Istanbul, fairy chimneys in Cappadocia and gulet cruises on the Mediterranean coast. Find the best tips and advice for solo travelling in Turkey, as a male or female.
The advance of technology in the last 20 years has revolutionised our daily habits and bought us many benefits such as saving time and money. It has even changed the way we travel. Agents selling mainstream package deals including flights, hotels, and transport are no longer the leaders in this industry. Instead, independent travel is the top trend, and website communities like Couchsurfing are at the heart of young and old generations who want to connect with locals for a more authentic experience and save cash at the same time. This concept is also big in the country of Turkey.
Across the globe, in every class of society, profession, and social status, the number one daily question that everyone asks themselves is how much does this cost? Whether it is something for our home, utilities or spending money for leisure, money makes the world go round. So, understandably, potential customers always ask us about the cost of living in Turkey in 2017. In this article, we will break it down, according to current prices but before we start, there are also two things to consider re year on year estimations and daily costs.