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Istanbul Real Estate – Why and Where to invest

Istanbul Real Estate – Why and Where to invest

Turkey’s most popular city, Istanbul straddles two continents and provides a natural gateway between the East and the West. In the last 10 years, stratospheric development in Istanbul has seen investors rush to capitalise on Istanbul’s property boom. Stats show that one in five Turkish property sales are now being made in Istanbul, making the city one of the most exciting markets in the world. So, WHY and WHERE should you invest in Istanbul? Read on to discover just what sets this metropolis city above the rest.


A tale of blood and slaughter: the fall of Constantinople

A tale of blood and slaughter: the fall of Constantinople

May 29 marks the anniversary of The fall of Constantinople, in 1453. Although the Byzantine occupants of the city were outnumbered ten to one they fought valiantly against the invading Ottoman army. The 53-day siege and subsequent conquering of the city marked a turning point not just for the Ottoman Empire, but for the future of Islam, Turkey and the wider world. 


60% returns in 15 months? It could only be Istanbul

60% returns in 15 months? It could only be Istanbul

This residential and commercial project represents a lucrative foot-in-the-door for investors wanting a piece of the action in Istanbul. Property Turkey is offering exclusive pre-launch prices which will allow investors to see an incredible 60% return on investment within 15 months - as well as ongoing rental income. The centrally-located project is in one of Istanbul's most heavily invested areas, with links to Ataturk Airport, the city centre and plenty of five-star local facilities.


Istanbul's Street Art: Graffiti or Talent?

Istanbul's Street Art: Graffiti or Talent?

Some of the most creative designs, motifs, logos and stencil drawings are seen across a variety of districts, but the stand out neighbourhoods are usually around Istiklal Avenue, in Taksim Square; Tunel, Karakoy; Sishane; as well as Maltepe, Kadikoy and Moda. Is Istanbul street art graffiti or talent? Have a read of this blog and discover some of the best street art of Istanbul. 


11 Surprising Facts about Istanbul

11 Surprising Facts about Istanbul

As Turkey's largest city and most visited tourist destination, Istanbul is a sprawling network of streets, neighbourhoods, and buildings. Most people are already aware of its historical story as the capital-ruling centre for both the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, but we searched high and low to find the most unusual facts about Istanbul. How many of these facts did you already know?


Istanbul in bloom: April is the month of tulips

Istanbul in bloom: April is the month of tulips

The coming of spring in Istanbul means the appearance of millions of brightly coloured tulips. The beautiful flowers carpet parks and green spaces around the city, bringing city dwellers out in droves to stroll around the parks and enjoy the sunshine. We give you the lowdown on the best places to enjoy the Istanbul Tulip Festival.

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Istanbul Focus 2016: Events and Festivals

Istanbul Focus 2016: Events and Festivals

Istanbul, the city sitting on two continents and the largest city in Turkey is a hive for events, festivals, and celebrations throughout the year. As a major hub of tourism, finance, and general business industries, the bustling yearly agenda from January to December brims over. Whether it is art and culture, traditions or the latest fashion trend, no one planning a visit should expect to have down time. Therefore, what are the major dates to schedule into your diary in 2016?


Istiklal Caddesi: A Guide To Turkey’s Busiest Street

Istiklal Caddesi: A Guide To Turkey’s Busiest Street

Stretching for more than 1 mile, from the tunnel funicular to the independence monument in Taksim square, Istiklal Caddesi is the busiest street in Istanbul and a must-see for anyone visiting this monstrous city. Its primary function is shopping and entertainment but old buildings still stand among modern and new builds. Such is the hype and attraction; more than 3 million people walk it every day - let us take you through the best things to see and do on Istiklal. 



Fast profits for early investors in Atasehir, Istanbul's new financial hub

Fast profits for early investors in Atasehir, Istanbul's new financial hub

Atasehir is set to become Istanbul’s new financial heart, cementing the city’s status as a global economic powerhouse. The development also presents an incredible opportunity for investors, who are set to win fortunes on Istanbul’s Asian side. One such investor is Cameron Deggin, who believes his property in the Atasehir development will net him - and his clients - large gains.


Bosporus Glory: The Pride of Istanbul

Bosporus Glory: The Pride of Istanbul

Separating Europe and Asia, the Bosporus strait in Turkey’s biggest city, Istanbul, is a pinnacle feature of its landscape. Throughout history, great empires have waged war to control it and many men have fallen defending it. These days, the 31-kilometre stretch of water is a symbol of unity and a main feature of tourism in the city. Paying homage to its magnificent glory, this blog takes you on a magical journey through the history of the Bosporus. 

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18 awesome things to do with kids in Istanbul

18 awesome things to do with kids in Istanbul

Istanbul's reputation as one of the world's most popular cities is well founded. As well as holding delights aplenty for adults: wining, dining, culture and music, there are also a large number of things you can do with your little ones in tow. From toddler to teen, we've rounded up a few suggestions to make sure everyone has fun in the city - even adults.


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