Go to any significant shopping place like the Spice Bazaar in Istanbul, and the delectable range of spices and herbs are on display in large, wooden buckets for you to buy as much or as little as you want. Whatever your taste in flavourings and seasonings, whether mild, tart or chilli hot, the range of Turkish spices will perfectly compliment your pantry back home. But which ones should you buy? Here are our suggestions.
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After a stellar 2017 which saw growth beat expectations to reach 6 percent, experts are predicting the year ahead. While foreign direct investment and domestic growth will continue, the Turkish economy will be hampered by its current account deficit and the issue of inflation. Overall growth is expected to be around 5 percent over the next five years.
Most people have heard of Mimar Sinan, the most famous Turkish architect. The Ottoman sultans adored his work, therefore cemented his place in their history. He inspired many of his students to go on and create masterpieces such as the Blue Mosque, but none could quite match his standards. However, during the last twenty years, Turkey has undergone a massive transformation in infrastructure and urban planning. Turkish architects are highly in demand.
Thanks mainly to strong economic growth and stability, 2017 saw a notable return for Turkey's property market after 2 years of political tension and regional unrest. We examine the factors driving Turkey's real estate market and why investors will target Turkish property in 2018.
Basin Ekspres property is no longer Istanbul’s best kept secret. The region on Istanbul’s European side has well and truly come into its own, with quality housing developments and improved infrastructure. We explain why real estate investors should look to Basin Ekspres in 2018 - which will mark the last year of incredible bargains to be found in the area.
The Turkish tourism industry has suffered lately, but one niche has stood out among the rest to become a winner generating millions in revenue. Despite a downturn in leisure tourists, such as beach lovers and history buffs, healthcare tourism in Turkey is booming, with many nationalities travelling to the country, for cosmetic and health procedures.
Celebrating Christmas away from your home country doesn't need to be a sad occasion. On the contrary, there are many things to love about being somewhere different. From escaping commercialism to sampling cultures from all around the world, Bodrum resident Marie Coggin explains what she loves about spending Christmas in Turkey.
Turkey’s third-quarter growth has surpassed all predictions. The economy expanded by 11.1 percent between July and September, putting the country ahead of giants China and India and putting growth on track to top 6.5 percent. Thanks in part to structural reforms and investor incentives, the economic growth bodes well for continued economic success in 2018.
Marie Coggin didn’t notice Jenny on board the gulet. But on the way to the airport, the pair started talking - and didn’t stop. Many years later, they’re still friends - and they both live in Turkey. Marie remembers the beginnings of her friendship, and the different paths the two women took on their journey to Turkey.
The travel and tourism industry has evolved immensely over the last twenty years. With various niches catering for every type of person, you will be hard pressed to find a hotel, destination, or attraction that doesn’t suit your needs and wants. One niche that has particularly taken off over the last ten years is halal travel. According to a report by Mastercard in 2016, the Muslim travel market is growing fast, and by 2020, more than 168 million Muslims will travel abroad for holidays.