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Minimum wage in Turkey rises – but so do taxes.


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 »

The real story of Santa starts in Patara.


The fascinating history of a boy called Nicholas born just 40 minutes drive from Fethiye, in beautiful Patara... Read More »

Christmas in Fethiye – Dates for your diary


Santa Claus is well and truly on his way! Make your Christmas in Fethiye the magical time it should be by attending a few local events. Here’s a few festive dates for you diary: Christmas Fairs Calis Christmas Fair. Sunday 6th December (This Sunday) 11am – 5pm Along the Calis sea ... Read More »

Brad and Angelina buy a $2.6 million Turkish Property


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 »

Russian Billionaires $300 Million Super Yacht “A” in Fethiye for 2nd time in a month


It appears that Russian billionaire Andrey Melichenko may love Fethiye having returned on his super yacht “A” just a week or so after his last visit. One things for sure, you can’t miss Mr Melichenko’s arrival. His super yacht “A” is truly James Bond in style. It’s sleek, white and ... Read More »

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


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 »

“New reforms set to boost Turkish economy” promises Finance Minister


Last weeks Turkish election results certainly shocked a great many people including ourselves. It’s only now, a few days later, that we are starting to see a glimpse of what our new parliament has planned for the country. The past 12 months have been tough for Turkey. Since the Justice ... Read More »

Turkey celebrates Republic Day October 29th 2015


Iyi Bayramlar from everyone at Oceanwide Properties. Today Turks everywhere celebrate Cumhuriyet Bayrami, or Republic Day as you may know it. Today marks the anniversary of the declaration of independence in Turkey. A historic day and a national celebration. The 29th of October each year is a public holiday in ... Read More »

Turkish citizenship for owners of a property in Turkey?


Suprising news came to light this weekend. Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybeki is said to be proposing a bill to allow foreign investors and those owning a property in Turkey the right to claim Turkish citizenship. You can tell the election is getting close when proposals that sound almost too ... Read More »

The 16th International Airgames 20th – 24th October 2015


Don’t miss this – the season isn’t over yet! Next Tuesday see’s the start of the 16th International Airgames to be held in Oludeniz, Fethiye. Those that have visited Oludeniz will know that it is one of the few places on earth where you can be as lazy or as ... Read More »

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