Tourists spend nearly 6 billion in Turkey in second quarter

Holidays in Turkey

Statistics released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK) have shown that tourists in Turkey spent a total of USD 5.58 billion in Turkey in the second quarter of 2012, representing a 3.8 percent increase on the same period in 2011. Out of the total income generated from tourism, the statistics also show that 82.1 percent … Continue reading

Japan high on investing in Turkey

Zafer Caglayan

Turkey’s Minister of Economy, Jafer Caglayan has confirmed that more Japanese companies are looking towards Turkey as an investment opportunity. Speaking during a visit to Japan, Caglayan said: “Insurance company Dai-ichi expressed interest in investing in Turkey via a partnership and is looking for local partners. Japanese companies see Turkey as a production and management … Continue reading

Turkey’s population to hit close to 95 million by 2050

Turkey Map

According to a report by the Turkish Statistics Institute (TurkStat), Turkey’s total population is expectation to grow to 94.6 million by 2050. Turkey currently ranks as the world’s 19th most populated nation with a population that tops 74 million according to data in 2011, a far cry from China who weigh in with 1.35 billion … Continue reading

Turkey ranked 6th best tourism destination in the world – moves ahead of Britain


A report released by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has placed Turkey as the 6th most popular tourism destination in the world. The report, titled “Tourism Highlights 2012” shows that Turkey is the only top 10 destination to have move up position over the 2011 report. Turkey moved up to displace Britain in 6th position … Continue reading