From the east to the west, many ancient city ruins adorn the vast landscape of Turkey. Previously belonging to various empires that have ruled the land over time, their stories now belong in the history books. Some like Ephesus are still a bustle of activity, receiving thousands of visitors every day who are eager to see the excavated and restored landmarks. Others, however, welcome little or no visitors and their historical timelines do not receive the recognition or praise they so rightly deserve. One such example is the ancient city of Priene in the Western Aegean region of Turkey.
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Gorgeous Kalkan on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey maintains a discreet reputation on the international travel and property scenes. Often overlooked by the neighbouring, characteristic town of Kas, many tourists also flock to the nearby hubs of Fethiye or Antalya instead. Kalkan remains one of the country’s best-kept secrets, and anyone looking for an abundant lifestyle devoid of hustle and bustle, would fare well to look more into the resort - find out why you should buy a property in Kalkan.
When it comes to cities, much of the focus in Turkey is on Istanbul. As a finance, business, and tourism hub, it attracts international admiration and many first-time visitors. However, repeat visitors who have seen the main attractions often start to explore further afield to know more about the history, culture, and traditions of the country. Deviating from the typical stereotype of hustle, bustle, and impersonal social life, they offer all the benefits of city life, but much more as well - here are four beautiful cities to explore in Turkey.
In the Aegean region of Turkey, away from the coastal holiday resorts and bustling towns, much of the landscape is green fields. On the outskirts of the Soke region, a cotton farming nucleus, the picturesque scenery is broken up by the majestic ancient ruins of Miletus city. Its remote location deters some people from visiting, and compared to other historical sites of Turkey; it receives little recognition of it's prominent and influential historical timeline. Yet touring the site is an interesting journey into Turkey’s history.
Low costs and a young population clamouring for goods and services mean Turkey makes a fantastic place to start your own company. Entrepreneurs are discovering the country that bridges east and west is a fertile ground for new ideas and innovation. Discover why Turkey is the ideal start up destination, and get a few tips to help you get started.
The falling Turkish lira has investors speculating: what will happen to Turkish property prices in 2017? Will they also fall? And if so, will they come back? Should we buy property in Turkey now when Turkish Lira is at an all time low? We explain the real estate outlook for property in Istanbul and Turkey this year, and show you some of the deals investors are taking advantage of with a unique loophole.
The lira has fallen dramatically since last year, and this week reached record lows against major currencies including the dollar, the euro and the pound. We explore why the current situation has come to pass, and the factors behind it. We also explain the measures the government is taking to prevent further losses, and why Turkey's fundamentals are strong enough to weather the current storm.
Turkey is a hot favourite with Arab tourists and investors, who are attracted by the country’s culture and the ease of investment. Investment opportunities for Arab buyers are legion, and extremely lucrative. We examine the top seven factors enticing Middle Eastern buyers to move to Turkey.
In a bid to increase numbers of property sales to foreigners, the Turkish government is set to pass a law that will grant overseas buyers citizenship when they purchase a property valued at more than 250,000 USD. The offer will appeal to buyers from the Middle East and Europe seeking not only excellent return on their investment, but access to a large regional hub with favourable tax laws.
During a rocky year in terms of tourism, the number of property sales rose in Turkey in 2016, indicating that despite ructions Turkey is still seen as a safe haven for property investment. In 2017 we predict demand will once again rise, fuelled by domestic demand and Middle Eastern buyers. Discover what else is in store for Turkish property in 2017.