ABOUT TURKEY

Turkey embraces both Europe and Asia. It is large country with an ever-growing population of over 84.9 million. Turkey is well over five times the size of England and bordered by eight other countries: Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq and Syria. Turkey is a non-eurozone recognized globally as a country of significant importance – its unique location, amidst many global trade routes, makes it a major regional power attracting large- and small-scale investment on a daily basis.

TOURISM IN TURKEY

For many years Turkey performed well on international tourism polls and ranked sixth in the most popular global tourist destinations (UNWTO) in 2015. Istanbul’s popularity alone was celebrated in 2010 when it was crowned the European Capital of Culture with tourism figures growing considerably year on year up until the latter part of 2015.

Turkey attracts a great deal of foreign investment, tourism numbers are on the rise and statistics suggest the traditional, sun-seeking UK and European holidaymakers are making a return.

Coastal resorts around Izmir, Fethiye and Antalya have always been popular with holiday makers and property investors due to the long hot summers, great beaches, modern facilities and countless affordable hotels, villas and apartments. 

Recent years have seen the resort airports run increased numbers of international flights throughout the summer months, and most destinations can now be accessed easily either direct or via Istanbul year-round.

Istanbul attracts a different type of tourist – the weekend breakers, business travellers and round the world holiday-makers all stopping off in the city throughout the year. Istanbul has always been one of the world’s most alluring and fascinating cities: its many attractions; historic sites; trading and excellent shopping malls and bazaars place it on most travellers’ bucket list of places to visit at least once in a lifetime.

TRANSPORTATION IN TURKEY

Turkey has a highly developed infrastructure with over 58 airports across the country allowing for easy domestic and international travel. Towns and cities are very well connected via an extensive range of modern dual carriageways, roads and highways. Most larger towns and villages have bus stations running first class services throughout the country as well as running regular local services. It is planned in the future to connect 14 cities with a network of high-speed trains.

HEALTHCARE IN TURKEY

There are three main healthcare systems in Turkey; public, private and university. The majority of health and social securities are overseen by the state however government SGK insurance policies do allow for discounts in some private facilities dependent on the complaint. This gives locals a choice over where to seek help and medical assistance. The vast majority of hospitals, private and public, meet or surpass international quality and service standards which has led to many foreigners now choosing to undergo treatment in Turkey rather than their native countries.

WHY A PROPERTY IN TURKEY?

Those considering a Turkish property can rest assured that they are following a well-trodden path. Many that have done their homework, taken quality legal and local advice and invested wisely.

 

Turkey has a population of more than 84 million, the largest and fastest growing population in Europe. There are housing shortages in cities like Istanbul and Ankara and a constant demand for quality city housing and rental properties.

  
 

Property investors from Saudi, Yemen, UAE and Kuwait are boosting the Turkish property market with many city properties having increased over 10 per cent in value since January 2012.

 

It is predicted that over 300 billion USD worth of property investment will take place in Turkey over the next 10 years.

WHO IS BUYING PROPERTY IN TURKEY?

Many foreign nationals and companies have chosen to invest in Turkey over recent years. Those purchasing a property for sale in Turkey tend to fall into two main categories: the lifestyle seeker and the city investor.

Lifestyle Investment in Turkey

Those that visit coastal Turkey can’t help but notice its beauty, relaxed lifestyle and diversity. Thriving tourist resorts and traditional villages nestle into pretty bays and harbours. Fabulous mountains and pine forests drop dramatically into the clear turquoise bays of the Aegean and Mediterranean.

From those who simply want an affordable holiday home, to those wishing to design and build their dream sea-view estate, a wealth of options are available in a choice of settings suited to most tastes and budgets.

 

City Investment in Turkey

Istanbul is steeped in a vast and fascinating history, it is a bustling and vibrant city and the main hub of the Turkish economy. The country’s trading and cultural heart, Istanbul has throughout history attracted foreign investors keen to utilize its unique position between Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Recent years have brought about a boom in foreign investors keen to secure apartments in a city where housing shortages mean quick capital gains and healthy rental returns. 

Turkey embraces both Europe and Asia. It is large country with an ever-growing population. Turkey is well over five times the size of England and bordered by eight other countries: Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq and Syria. Turkey is a non-eurozone recognized globally as a country of significant importance – its unique location, amidst many global trade routes, makes it a major regional power attracting large- and small-scale investment on a daily basis.

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