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House sales to foreigners soar, domestic sales decline in Turkey

19th March 2019 Residential property sales to foreigners in Turkey posted a considerable rise in February, official data revealed on March 18.
 
The number of houses sold to foreigners surged 92 percent year-on-year to 3,321 units last month, according to the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK).
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Nearly one million tourists visit Turkey for health tourism

19th March 2019 Turkey attracted nearly 1 million people for health tourism in 2018, said an industry official on March 19.
“Thermal tourism contributes to Turkey's economy with healing waters, as well as seas, rivers and lakes,” Yavuz Yılık, head of the Thermal Health and Tourism Association...
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Turkish economy grows 2.6 pct in 2018

12th March 2019 The Turkish economy grew by 2.6 percent in 2018, the country's statistical authority announced on March 11.
TurkStat noted that gross domestic product (GDP) at current prices totaled 3.7 trillion Turkish liras (some $784 billion) last year.     
The economy contracted 3...
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Transfer from Atatürk to Istanbul Airport to begin on April 5

5th March 2019 Operations from Atatürk Airport to the newly built Istanbul Airport will start being transferred on April 5.
It was previously announced that the new airport would become fully operational on Dec. 31, 2018. The date to move the operations, however, was further delayed to March 3.
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