Researchers from a Turkish university have just completed a study exploring why the populations of certain villages have a life expectancy way beyond the norm. Turkey’s life expectancy has increased a great deal in the last couple of decades thanks to economic prosperity - but this is more than that. Whether it’s the Mediterranean diet or the high number of sunny days allowing people outside to exercise, We explore why life expectancy in Turkey is growing - and how it can impact anyone looking for a new life.
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As the rouble plummets, desperate Russians are selling up in Antalya, hoping to insulate themselves against the worst of their country’s economic shocks. However, Russia’s loss is the gain of anyone looking for a bargain resale property, with many homes selling well under value. Most properties are found in the coastal part of Antalya, Konyaalti Beach. Cameron Deggin explains why property in Antalya has always been sought-after and why it will continue to be a safe and lucrative investment.
Travelling to Turkey for the first time? Wondering what you’ll encounter? You don’t need to be the world’s most intrepid explorer to travel to Turkey, but there are still a few need-to-know things first-time travellers might not know. From what Turks eat for breakfast to how much to tip a waiter, we answer the most asked questions about travelling to Turkey.
With recent figures showing that Istanbul’s property boom is in no way slowing down, it looks as though Istanbul’s reputation as one of the best destinations worldwide for property investment is set to continue. Turkish property expert Cameron Deggin explains the city’s enduring appeal to investors, and gives a few top tips for any would-be investors hoping to ride the boom.
After going on holiday a few times, you will undoubtedly find yourself staring at the same faces and the same stereotype 'Brit Abroad', no matter where you happen to go on your holidays. So, slather on the suncream and hat, and put on some sunglasses, here are nine kinds of tourist that you will definitely come across should you take a family vacation to Turkish shores this summer.
A country of the magnitude of Turkey, the diversity, and history is sure to have many a book written about it throughout time. From travel guides, to romantic fiction, to historical events, there are hundreds of books for you to read about Turkey to get a flavour of what this magical country is all about. In this blog, we have gathered eight books that we have personally read and think expats and tourists would enjoy a read also.
The very word “penthouse” conjures up style, luxury and sheer sophistication. We’ve compiled a list of the best penthouses in Turkey for sale in Istanbul and the south coast. With sea views, contemporary design and top facilities, these penthouse apartments will appeal to anyone wanting a Turkish property a cut above the rest.
So, how well do you know Istanbul? You have probably heard of Besiktas - where eye-watering prices put the central region at the top of the pile. However, there are a number of up-and-coming neighbourhoods where property is becoming available thanks to regeneration and gentrification. Investors are moving in and developers are buying up - a sure sign that these little-known areas are on their uppers. We let you in on four areas where, price-wise, there is still room to move.
In recent decades Istanbul’s transformation from a modest city to a huge centre, home to a quarter of Turkey’s population has been astounding. Economic advances and increased immigration to the city mean Istanbul is bigger and wealthier than ever before. However, growth has not been smooth, and now city planners are aiming to transform the city over the next 20 years with initiatives aiming to improve housing and infrastructure for future generations. We explore the opportunities urban transformation presents for investors - and the problems associated with rapid change.
Pamukkale, a beautiful collection of travertine pools found in the Denizli province of Aegean Turkey is something that truly needs to be seen to be believed. Resembling a fairytale cotton castle, Pamukkale was the most visited attraction in all of Turkey in 2014, and it is easy to see why. Come with us on an adventure and experience the "WOW" factor that only Pamukkale can deliver.