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

Win a 4 day break to Bodrum with Place Overseas

Bodrum castle

Our partner website Place Overseas is offering you the chance to win a 4 day break to Bodrum, Turkey. Known as Turkey’s St Tropez, Bodrum offers more than just sunny beaches and fine dining. Fall in love with the peninsula’s ancient ruins, imposing castle, volcanic landscapes, windswept headlands and traditional markets. Popular with celebrities like … Continue reading

Social Turkey – 47 percent of all Turkish homes now have internet access

More Turkish homes than ever now have access to internet according to data from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK). According to the data, a total of 47.2 percent of households within Turkey now have access to internet at home, a rise from 42.9 percent in 2011, while a further 27.6 percent who don’t have access, … 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

Turkish Prime Minister promises equality for non-Muslims in Turkish law

Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended an iftar dinner with representatives on non-Muslim communities, emphasising the importance of the recent decree to demand more equal rights for non-Muslims in Turkey. Speaking at the Istanbul Acheology Museum where the dinner was held for non-Muslims, the Prime Minister said: “There have been times when people in … Continue reading