What makes Bodrum ‘home’

Bodrum castle

Bodrum has long been known as the St Tropez of Turkey; idyllic surroundings, a lovely location along the coast, and a charming atmosphere year round. But what makes Bodrum THE place to be in Turkey over other regions? We will explore the reasons why so many choose to call Bodrum home. The town is awash … Continue reading

Snow in Istanbul

If you are in Istanbul this weekend, be sure to have a scarf and warm jumper at the ready – heavy snow is set to sweep the city on January 5th. Due to a wave of cold air heading over from the Balkans, temperatures in Istanbul are set to drop below zero from January 5th … Continue reading

More foreigners looking to work in Turkey

The number of foreigners trying to obtain work permits to work in Turkey is on the rise year on year. New data released by the Labour Ministry shows that a total of 16,890 foreign workers applied for Turkish work permits in 2011, up from 14,201 applications in 2010 as working in Turkey becomes an ever … Continue reading

Domestic flights within Turkey increase

Data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK) show that domestic flights from within Turkey have increased nearly 10 percent. The quarterly report shows that in the second quarter of 2012 there were a total of 14.6 million Turkish passengers travelling within Turkey, up 9.1 percent when compared with the same period of 2011. The … Continue reading

More percentage of Turks use 3G than whole of Europe

A new study has revealed that 59 percent of Turkish mobile phone users have access to a 3G connection, double the 30 percent rate for the whole of Europe. Data released by the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) also show that the total number of Turkish mobile phone subscribers totals a huge 67.2 million. … Continue reading