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Covering Turkey's popular real estate markets, including Istanbul, Bodrum, Antalya, Fethiye, Kalkan, Kas, and Side as we scour through hundreds of international sources to bring you the very latest updates on Turkey. We look at political affairs, economic updates, mortgages, tourism, weather, taxes, social and cultural affairs that are relevant to all things Turkish.
Tourists' anger after UK orders Spain quarantine
Tourists planning trips to Spain have spoken out after the British government announced a compulsory two-week self isolation period upon return to the UK. Travellers are complaining about missed holidays - and loss of money. Could the same thing happen in Turkey? How safe is your Turkish holiday?
Antalya a top destination for Blue Flag beaches
Antalya is home to the highest number of blue flag beaches in Europe, followed by Valencia in Spain and Occitane in France. Antalya is seen as one of the top destinations by tourists worldwide due to the 206 eco-friendly beaches that it has to offer.
Despite COVID-19 E-Commerce in Turkey is up by 48%
Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan recently announced that in the first five months of this year, the total volume of e-commerce sales has increased in Turkey by a hugely impressive 48%, this despite the current coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world.
Mortgage packages increase real estate sales in Turkey
The Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BDDK) recently released data confirming that between May 29 and June 12, the volume of bank loans increased by 36 billion Turkish Lira for those buying real estate in Turkey.
Do I have to wear a face mask in Turkey?
Face masks have become a symbol of the coronavirus pandemic. Love them or loathe them, it's now the law to wear one in Turkey. But what are the rules? Is there anywhere you can go without a face mask? And what happens if you flout the law and don't wear one?
Turkish property sales rapidly recovering
Recent analysis of property sales in Turkey show that the recovery of the market looks promising. Official data shows that the sale of properties in May 2020 were down by 44.6% on May 2019. However, these figures did increase monthly by 19.1%, which shows the demand in the real estate sector is buoyant.
One million visitors to Pamukkale in 2020
Pamukkale in the southwestern area of Turkey is a natural landmark that attracts visitors all year round. Turkey is hoping to see one million tourists in the final 6 months of this year by lifting measure that were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Brits return to Turkey as UK quarantine axed
With measures around quarantine for returning tourists relaxing, Turkish tour operators are cautiously optimistic. Flights are returning, and with them the tourists. Visitors from the UK are expected to make up a decent share of the tourists travelling to Antalya, Fethiye and Bodrum for summer holidays.
New measures see Turkey welcome visitors again
Usually to secure a sun bed on the beach in the popular holiday resort of Antalya tourists would have to get out of bed before dawn. However, due to the coronavirus the best beach spots are still available well into the late morning.
COVID-19 testing to be done at Turkish Airports
Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, the Culture and Tourism Minister recently announced that since July 1, coronavirus testing centres will be in place at the busiest airports in Turkey, with all other airports following suit by July 15.
What you need to know before your Turkish holiday
As borders open and international travel resumes, many travellers have questions. How will I travel? What measures are in place at the border? Are attractions and restaurants open? And what kind of reception will I get when I arrive? We answer your frequently asked questions about a 2020 summer holiday in Turkey.
Istanbul ranks 16th place for start ups - report
Its population is young and driven, and increased investment has meant the entrepreneurial spirit is thriving in Istanbul. Now the city's reputation as a hub for start ups has been recognised in a report showing Istanbul takes the 16th spot on a list of the top 100 startup cities in the world.