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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? Consider this…

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Is Turkey safe? Consider this… There have been bombs in London. Did you cancel that camping trip to Cornwall or that lazy cruise along the Norfolk Broads? There has been a terror attack in Manchester. Did you opt out of that Stag do in Blackpool or cancel that weekend away ... Read More »

Erdogan cracking down on smoking outdoors.

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According to the Hurriyet last Tuesday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan intends imposing an outdoor smoking ban later this year as part of his “war against the habit”. This announcement was made by Mehmet Muezzinoglu, the Turkish Health Minister. It comes the day after Erdogan hosted a World Smoking Cessation Day ... Read More »

Genuine fake Picasso found by police in Istanbul

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A painting by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso recovered in Istanbul last weekend is dismissed as a fake. Istanbul authorities were excited to announce that the original painting Woman Dressing Her Hair by Picasso was recovered by Turkish officers in an Istanbul cafe last weekend. According to the Guardian and Anotolia ... Read More »

“Turkey is a safe port for investment” says Turkish PM

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According to a report yesterday in the Daily Sabah, Turkey’s Prime Minister believes, “Turkey is preforming well”. He believes that the countries current economic reform agenda holds the key for investors seeking opportunities in today’s problematic economy. Turkey’s PM Ahmet Davutoglu arrived in London yesterday on a whistle stop 2 ... Read More »

Important dates in Turkey 2016

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It’s a new year so we thought we would give you a list of important dates in Turkey 2016 to note in your diaries. See table below for public holidays, the start of Ramazan, Byram, school holidays, Formula One in Istanbul and others: Important Dates in Turkey 2016 Date Event ... Read More »

Minimum wage in Turkey rises – but so do taxes.

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In line with promises made during the run up to the November 1st election, Turkey is indeed raising the minimum working wage from 1000 TL to 1300 TL per month from this January. Great you make think, and about time. But the sting in the tail is the announcement of ... Read More »

Brad and Angelina buy a $2.6 million Turkish Property

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Turkey’s all about world leaders, celebrities and the wealthy this week. The G20 is taking place in Antalya, Andrey Melichenko paid Fethiye another visit on his mega-yacht and Brad and Angelina have reportedly snapped up a lovely little Turkish property near Izmir costing a mere $2.6 million. Blah! to whoever ... Read More »

200 million Euro boost expected from Antalya’s G20 Summit this week

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All eyes are on Antalya this week as 37 world leaders are set to descend on the city for the 10th leaders G20 summit. This comes just a couple of weeks after the controversial November 1st election with the new AKP government expecting the event to boost the economy by ... Read More »

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