Most readers probably need no introduction to one of the most important historical figures of the 20th century, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the man who founded the Turkish Republic in 1923. You will find his statue dominating every town square in Turkey, home to thousands of such monuments, as well as his framed portrait adorning just about any workplace or office you are likely to visit.
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The Turkish government has announced it's opening a series of offices aimed at helping people invest in Turkey to gain citizenship, obtain residence visas and more. It's the latest in a line of measures aimed at increasing foreign direct investment and boosting the lira, which has lost almost half its value against the dollar this year.
Awash with a rich cultural history, lots of fantastic sites and places to see such as: Apollo Theatre, Aspendos Bridge, plenty of museums, a golden beach, calm water, and not forgetting properties starting from as low as 70,000 Euros; there are many sides to Side that make this charming region within Antalya one of the favourite hotspots for overseas investors, lifestyle buyers, and those looking to retire abroad - read on to discover what makes Side tick and why you should consider Side when looking for your dream home in the sun and follow in the steps of Alexandra and Cleopatra by making Side your secret getaway.
Sunny Side is just a short hop from Antalya Airport. Its handy location, as well as it's lovely beach and conveniently centred ruins, have ensured this small town's enduring popularity with tourists and expats. From water sports to ancient historical sites, we explore some of the reasons we love this Mediterranean town.
The numbers of tourists visiting Turkey are finally where they should be and tour operators are rejoicing. However, there's a parallel boom going on and that's a rising number of conference and business travellers. With the new airport and Atasehir Finance Centre only months away from opening, Istanbul is on the cusp of ever rising numbers of business travellers.
Istanbul’s iconic status makes it a high rolling global metropolis. Ranking alongside the likes of Rome, Milan, Paris and New York, its title as Turkey’s most significant and busiest city sees millions of tourists descend on it every year. Its vibrant history has a notorious reputation, and while these days are more peaceful, it is still a bustling hub of tourism business, educations, arts, culture, fashion and food.
Antalya, a Mediterranean delight, is a large province of south Turkey that excels in tourism, foreign house sales and expat living. Comprising of the city centre, and many smaller seaside resorts, its reputation for shopping, nightlife, amazing touristic attractions has earned it the title of second most popular destination in the country. This Antalya information guide is an in-depth introduction, but to know more about it, seeing and experiencing it first hand is recommended.
The stunning Bodrum coastline is the ideal weekend getaway, and Cameron Deggin and his son Arden love exploring the calm Mediterranean waters. Last week, they spotted the luxury vessel the Adastra. It's far from the only superyacht to make its way to the peninsula, Deggin says.
Kalkan is an enchanting place. Rising from a quaint fishing town, and trading port to an elite sector of Turkey’s real estate and tourism industries, it stands in a league of its own. While other Turkish coastal resorts garnered fame because of their colossal size and round-the-clock atmosphere, Kalkan established a more low-key identity. These days, it’s small size and exclusive, discreet reputation makes it a desirable place for holidays and permanent year-round living.
As tourists begin to explore the full potential of what Turkey has to offer, they're discovering places like Giresun Island, on the Black Sea coast. It's the spot where Jason supposedly hunted for the Golden Fleece. Today, it's a beautiful, quiet nature spot, ideal for a visit as you travel the intriguing Black Sea coast.