Latest News in Turkey

Find up to date News in Turkey

Istanbul ranks ninth in world’s top destinations list

29th January 2016 Istanbul took ninth place, and Antalya was ranked 11th in Euromonitor’s “Top 100 City Destinations” list, a report which monitors the number of international tourist arrivals has said.Artvin, a Black Sea destination in Turkey’s northeast, was placed at number 100 in the...
Read More

What about visa-free travel to Europe?

26th January 2016 Germany and Turkey, after the recent summit held between their respective Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu in Berlin, are envisaging lifting the Schengen visa requirement for Turkish nationals. In normal times, such information would have had a deep effect among the...
Read More

House sales in Turkey increase by 10.6 pct in 2015

24th January 2016 Residential property sales increased 10.6 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year, according to data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) on Friday. A total of 1,289,320 residential properties were sold last year.Foreign interest was also higher in 2015. Residential...
Read More

How do you see 2016 in terms of Turkey's tourism?

19th January 2016 Turkey has started to be perceived as a “typical Middle Eastern country,” posing problems for its troubled tourism sector, Turkish Hoteliers Federation head Osman Ayık has told the Hürriyet Daily News in an exclusive interview. “Turkey is the most distinctive country in this...
Read More

Big changes ahead for Turkish Television in 2016

18th January 2016 We may only be a few weeks in to 2016 but the world of Turkish television as already had a big shake up with the introduction of the massively popular video streaming service Netflix being introduced in turkey. But that’s not the only big change in Turkish Television, only a few days ago...
Read More

Flights, ferries canceled as strong wind hits İstanbul

16th January 2016 Strong southwestern winds battering İstanbul forced on Saturday Turkey's national carrier Turkish Airlines to cancel 95 domestic and international flights from or to the metropolis. Several ferry services have also been canceled.The canceled flights were scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. The...
Read More

2016 in Turkey – Changes affecting Expats Overview

12th January 2016 Prepare to lighten your wallets as 2016 sees the introduction of a number of new tax hikes, rules and regulations that expats should be aware of. A number or goods and services will be increasing in price and new regulations are being introduced. 2016 Tax HikesThe government has increased special...
Read More

Netflix takes off in Turkey

12th January 2016 Netflix has officially arrived in Turkey, opening up a wealth of popular programing to bring you back into the loop when it comes to the boobtube.Widely popular in the United States and the past envy of expats in Turkey, the Netflix video streaming phenomenon has now become available in our adopted...
Read More

Lira weakens below 2.98 vs. US dollar, stocks fall

6th January 2016 The Turkish lira weakened below the 2.98 mark against the US dollar, the lowest since mid-December 2015, while the main stock exchange extended losses to as much as 1.5 percent on Tuesday on political tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.After reaching 2.9883 early on Tuesday, the lira gained...
Read More

Changes ahead with new regulations and laws in Turkey

5th January 2016 Daily life of Turkish public will see both minor and fundamental changes this year as new laws and regulations changing everything from IDs to marriage procedures are set to be implemented by the end of 2016. For drivers and learner drivers, the year starts with a major change in driver licenses....
Read More
Page 1 of 2
1 2