It's friendly, beautiful,
culturally rich and good value for money. It's modern enough to be comfortable yettraditional enough to be interesting.
Turkey is the 6th most popular travel destination in the world, welcoming 42 million visitors per year.
History, Culture & Art
Turkey's history of human habitation goes back more than 25,000 years.
The world's first temple was built in Neolithic times at Göbekli Tepe. Some of the earliest-known human communities are
here. Hittites, Phrygians, Greeks, Romans,Byzantines, Crusaders, Seljuks, Mongols, Ottomans and others have all left their works of art, architecture and culture in what is now the Turkish homeland.
Turkish cuisine is now world-famous, and rightly so. The abundance of its fields, farms,
orchards, flocks and fishing boats is exceptional, and Turkish chefs take full
advantage of this bounty. Everyone comments on how good the food is. Then
Everyone wants to experience aTurkish bath. With nearly 8400 km (5200
miles) of coastline, beaches, water sports and yachting are big favorites. Hiking, white-water rafting, mountain-climbing and bicycling are all important and growing, as is skiing.
Sit at a long table in a meyhane (taverna) in Istanbul,Kuşadası, Bodrum, Antalya,ALANYA order a glass of beer, wine or pungent rakı and join in the songs and stories.
Turks revel in good food, good friends, good times, and good nightlife.
Alanya, is a cute seaside city located in the south coast of Turkey and has been a huge attraction point for foreigners in this last decade. Apart from being a holiday resort, it is also perfectly suitable for those who are retired and wants to spend their life in a wonderful place with a hot climate, nice atmosphere and all of it for reasonable prices.
- 10 Reasons to purchase a home in Turkey
- Property prices are still lower than equivalent European hot spots
- Cost of living is 1/3rd of that in the UK
- The Mediterranean coast offers an all round season for good holiday rental opportunities.
- Excellent property investment growth is predicted with holiday operators and airlines increasing capacity.
- Low property acquisition and ongoing taxes
- Fastest going economies attracting large corporate investments
- Rich in cultural history and ancient historical ruins
- Excellent road and air networks providing good infrastructure around the country
- Turkey has some of Europe’s attractive and stunning beaches making it a very popular holiday destination
- Voted 3rd in the A Place in the Sun television programme to buy property (2005) and 4th most popular as a destination by the A Place in the Sun reader (2006)
Some short information about Turkey
- Turkey is a member of the Emerging Seven (E7) countries alongside Brazil, Russia, India, China (the so-called BRIC countries), Indonesia and Mexico.
- A ‘Booming’ country with cumulative GDP increase of 122% over the last 4 years totaling more than 400 billion USD.
- A population of over 70 million, with an average age of 29 (65% below 34 years old).
- A fast growing domestic market
- Turkey has the 4th largest labor force among the 27 EU countries, with over 24.7 million people in 2006.
- Centrally located between Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East
- An Important energy terminal and corridor in Europe which connects East and West
- In the EU Customs Union since 1996 and an EU accession country since October 2005.
- Institutionalized economy fueled by 20.2 billion USD of FDI in 2006 and ranked the 13th most attractive country in the world.
- Liberal and reformist investment climate with highly competitive investment conditions
- Dynamic and mature private sector with over 85 billion USD worth of exports and an increase of 240% in the last 4 years.
- In the past 5 years privatization worth $18.3 billion has been realized in Turkey
- Turkey has a large consumer base with a formidable purchasing power.
- Turkey had 30 million credit card users in 2006
- Over 25 million tourists visit turkey each year, Turkey ranked eighth in the world with its tourism income and 9th in the world in terms of total tourist numbers...