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COME TO TURKEY! BBC’s Michael Buerk encourages people to visit Turkey.

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Respected BBC journalist Michael Buerk encouraged holidaymakers to visit Turkey once again last weekend. In his article, “Bob along to Bodrum:  Tourists are shying away, which means the Aegean is better than ever”, he sings the praises of Bodrum and the Aegean coast. Michael Buerk is a long time supporter ... Read More »

Istanbul Grand Airport to complete October 2018

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Turkey’s Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, checked on the build progress of Istanbul’s third international airport, Istanbul Grand Airport (IGA), earlier this week. He announced that the colossal project is now over 55 percent complete and expected to open officially on Republic Day, October 29th, next year. According to the Daily ... Read More »

Flight ban on electronic devices from Turkey to US lifted. Britain expected to follow.

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Dogan News Agency reports the ban on carrying electronic devices in hand luggage from Turkey to the US has now been lifted. It is expected the UK will follow suit soon. The ban, enforced back in March, was put in place by American authorities in an attempt to try and ... Read More »

Turkey Tourism 2017 – Holidaymakers returning.

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Turkey Tourism 2017 – Great News! Holidaymakers returning. Recent Turkey tourism statistics show an 18% increase in foreign arrivals during April 2017. Hotel occupancy levels were also up almost 10% on last year, to 61.2% according to statistics from the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. This is great news ... Read More »

Good news for foreigners in Turkey – New Turkuaz Card system introduced.

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Good news for foreign professionals, academics and investors looking to work in Turkey – last week saw the new Turkuaz Card system published in the Official Gazette. This means it has now been given the go ahead on a trial basis and applications are now being accepted. What is the ... Read More »

Erdogan urges Turks abroad to holiday in Turkey

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In a further attempt to boost tourist numbers in 2017, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Turks residing abroad to head back to their own country and holiday in Turkey according to the Hurriyet yesterday. In a meeting with tourism representatives at the Presidential Palace, Erdogan said that Turkey intends ... Read More »

Positive changes to Turkish Residence Permit regulations on the horizon

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Turkey’s Ministry of the Interior recently used Twitter to announce a set of new Turkish Residency Permit regulations that could bode well for foreigners looking to reside in Turkey. A number of tweets appeared last Tuesday (August 16th) on https://twitter.com/Gocidaresi indicating positive extensions and updates to current validity periods were ... Read More »

Will the ‘turquoise card’ mean easier employment for foreigners in Turkey?

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There has been a number of press reports recently surrounding the implications of the proposed new ‘turquoise card’ system. According to the Hurriyet Daily News, Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli announced on June 13th that a “series of regulations would be introduced to improve the employment conditions for foreigners”. These ... Read More »

“Come to Turkey” says Mayor of Fethiye to BBC listeners.

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In a special report aired on BBC Radio 5 Live, journalist Nick Garnett interviewed the Mayor of Fethiye, Behcet Saatci, and spoke to tourists and business owners around the region. The report, part of a 3 hour long breakfast show, tackled the topics at the forefront of many tourists and ... Read More »

Is Turkey safe in 2016? Consider this…

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Is Turkey safe in 2016? Consider this… There have been bombings in London. Did you cancel that camping trip to Cornwall or that lazy cruise along the Norfolk Broads? There have been riots in Birmingham. Did you opt out of that Stag do in Blackpool or cancel that weekend away ... Read More »

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