Anyone looking at what to do in Fatih, Istanbul will not be short of ideas. Often called the historical peninsula because of the Sultanahmet neighbourhood, and its many Byzantine and Ottoman landmarks, other lesser known places present ideal opportunities to see Fatih beyond the guidebooks. Explore the Fatih area of Istanbul in this blog.
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While Turkey's lira has stabilised, the bargains are still being snapped up. Investors and tourists alike are discovering that visiting Istanbul is not only pleasurable, but profitable too. We're letting you in on a few ways you can capitalise on the lira while the currency remains low. Grab a bargain holiday - or a bargain investment - while the time is still right.
Citizenship is on offer for foreign first-time buyers investing in Turkish property. But how do you actually obtain citizenship? Which properties are eligible? Should you opt for commercial over residential property? We explain the ins and outs of what we know of the new law and explain the best options for anyone seeking the investment route to Turkish citizenship.
Gokcebel in the Aegean Bodrum region of Turkey is a well-kept traditional village blending old vibes with new influences. Sitting in the outskirts of Yalikavak, mainstream tourism has passed it by, yet it’s garnered favour with a small group of foreign property buyers who have made it their year-round home. The appeal is hard to deny.
This Turgutreis resort guide will show readers why this stunning coastal resort of the Bodrum peninsula wins admiring fans of many nationalities. Named after an Ottoman admiral called Turgut Treis and sitting on the Aegean coast in Turkey’s Mugla province, it's often overshadowed by neighbouring Yalikavak, but it still has an interesting story and lots to see and do.
For a while, British interest in Turkish property was at a low ebb. The attempted coup in 2016 and the war in neighbouring Syria saw numbers fall away. However, with currency in their favour and problems receding in the distance, British buyers are back. We examine their favourite areas, and look at what life is like for expats in these places.
Hisaronu's bustling vibe keeps visitors returning year after year. Just up the hill from Oludeniz Beach, the resort is popular with families and holidaymakers taking advantage of the summer sun. There's plenty of things to do in Hisaronu and the local area, and if you're willing to go a little further afield you'll find no end of cultural, historical and natural attractions to enjoy.
Brexit's on everyone's lips right now, as Theresa May's carefully crafted plan for Britain to leave the EU falls flat. And the uncertainty is not only driving prices down in the UK, but sending Brits looking for alternative options for investment and lifestyle. With Turkish citizenship more attainable than ever, it's not surprising enquiries about Turkish property are on the up.
This Besiktas area guide will highlight one of the oldest and most prominent districts of European Istanbul. Speak to any Turk about Besiktas, and straight away, they will talk about its football club, an iconic top league team since 1903. However, the area offers a lot more regardless of your age or social background. Peep under the surface to discover many reasons foreign tourists and expats in Istanbul love Besiktas.
Arnavutkoy in Istanbul used to be a well-kept secret, but over the last decade, its popularity has grown as more tourists look to explore the city away from the main touristic attractions of Sultanahmet Square. Not to be confused with the district of the same name, Arnavutkoy fishing village sits in between Ortakoy and Bebek neighbourhoods of the Besiktas area on the Bosphorus European shoreline.