New rules for Turkey residence permit

New rules have been bought in for foreigners who reside in Turkey without a residence permit. The new rules, set to be implemented from February 1st 2012 onwards, will see foreigners who do not have a residence permit only allowed to remain in Turkey for 90 days consecutively, or 90 days within a 6 month … Continue reading

Museums in Izmir, Turkey – on the rise

New data from the Izmir Culture and Tourism Directorate has shown that the total amount of income generated from museums and ancient sites in Izmir in 2011 increased by a total of 41.64 percent over the total in 2010. The statistics showed that in 2011, museums and ancient sites around Izmir generated a total of … Continue reading

Turkey target USD 40 billion in FDI

An official at the official investment agency of Turkey has revealed that Turkey are looking to at least triple the current Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to Turkey from USD 12.1 billion in 2011 to at least 30 billion in the very near future. Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey (ISPAT) President, Ilker Ayci said … Continue reading

30 million tourists flock to Turkey in 2011

Statistics released have revealed that 2011 saw the trend of tourists in Turkey continue to rise, with a total of 30 million tourists experiencing Turkey in 2011. The success of Turkey as a tourism destination has seen Turkey rise to the 7th most popular destination worldwide for tourists, with the 30 million foreign tourists bringing … Continue reading

Istanbul continues to rise as tourist destination

Official data released by the Istanbul Culture and Tourism Department has revealed that tourism in Istanbul has continued to rise, with 8 million visitors to the cultured city in 2011. The data shows an increase of more than 1 million visitors over the 2010 figures of 6.9 million visitors for the year to Istanbul. The … Continue reading