The last 15 years has seen a new trend across the world to preserve parks, squares, and gardens, within cities that are typically nicknamed concrete jungles. Istanbul is likewise rising to the challenge to provide sustainable living spaces away from tall skyscrapers and traffic jams. Have a read of the best green parks you will find in Istanbul.
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Turkey’s most popular city, Istanbul straddles two continents and provides a natural gateway between the East and the West. In the last 10 years, stratospheric development in Istanbul has seen investors rush to capitalise on Istanbul’s property boom. Stats show that one in five Turkish property sales are now being made in Istanbul, making the city one of the most exciting markets in the world. So, WHY and WHERE should you invest in Istanbul? Read on to discover just what sets this metropolis city above the rest.
Cameron Deggin explains why investors need to eschew traditional tourist destinations and look to areas where internal demand is driving property prices. He explains why investing in Istanbul or Bodrum is the most effective way to earn capital gains and steady rental income. Explore some of the most lucrative options for investment in Turkey today.
When people move abroad they're either motivated by 'push' or 'pull factors'. We've covered Turkey's pull factors a lot: beautiful beaches, sunshine, the Mediterranean lifestyle are some good examples. Push factors, the reasons people leave their countries and set off for a new life, are varied. We explore some of the reasons people are upping stakes and leaving home. How many of these factors are influencing you, and will they be enough to push you to action?
Authenticity is vanishingly rare in our mass-produced world. We know what it's like to need uniqueness in your life, something real and one-of-a-kind. These authentic Turkish homes are not simply bricks and mortar: they represent tradition, elegance and style. They offer an authentic Turkish lifestyle far from your everyday world. From rustic farmhouse cottages to beautifully designed stone villas with private pools, this collection of traditional Turkish properties will appeal to those seeking a way to escape the sameness of modern life.
Rumours that Leonardo DiCaprio might play Rumi in an upcoming biopic has prompted a surge of interest in the Persian poet. The Sufi scholar lived and worked quietly in Rum - modern-day Konya - until a chance meeting changed his life forever, prompting a huge body of poetry and the whirling dervish movement and dance that still captivates audiences today.
You learn something new every day: especially when the subject is Turkey. With thousands of years and a continent-spanning geography to draw on it's hardly surprising this fascinating country is chock-full of interesting, incredible and downright weird facts. Learn some new and surprising things about this fantastic country - and let us know your own favourite facts about Turkey.
The thirty-day holy month of Ramadan has kicked off in Turkey and elsewhere in the Muslim world. We fill you in on what will happen around the country during this period of fasting, prayer and celebration. Many non-Muslims are reluctant to get involved in this ancient festival, but the reality is everyone is welcome to join in the festivities - and sample some very delicious food.
One of the most popular tours on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey is to sea kayak or take a lazy day boat trip over the sunken ruins of Kekova. Followed by a short trip across the water to the rustic and rather surreal village of Simena, this tour is popular with everyone from children to adults. However, what is it about Kekova and Simena that has earned it a favourable reputation with holidaymakers of all nationalities?
Browse through any popular travel brochure for Turkey and you will read about the most famous and popular holiday resorts of Fethiye, Marmaris, and Antalya. All are glorious within their own right but there is a hidden gem tucked away on the Mediterranean coast that is Patara. Patara is a small rustic destination with a gorgeous beach, historical ruins, and notable status as home to one of the world’s most famous people. Have a read about why you should visit Patara this summer.