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Gobeklitepe joined the extensive list of Turkey’s UNESCO World Heritage sites in 2018. To celebrate the inclusion, Turkey called 2019, the “year of Gobeklitepe” in a global promotion to raise awareness about its historical importance.

Turkey is home to some great ski centres and a multitude of spa resorts and history packed cities perfect for a winter break. Although Turkey may not be a well-known winter destination just yet, it's gaining in popularity.

For many, living in Belek is about pursuing a Mediterranean Turkish dream. As part of the larger Antalya region, the town presents newcomers with long beaches, a charming choice of shops, restaurants, bars and 300 days of sunshine a year.

Gastronomic tourism refers to taking trips or holidays to destinations primarily to sample and learn about the local cuisine. Recent years have seen a surge of people opting to take culinary tours and tourism figures are benefiting greatly as a result.

In 2018, while domestic sales slowed down because of higher interest rates, sales to foreigners increased by a staggering 78% year-on-year. Roughly 40,000 homes were sold to nationalities from all over the globe. Can 2019 match those figures? We think so, and for good reasons.

The real estate industry in Turkey is buoyant. Property prices have risen consistently due to the constant demand for housing in areas such as Istanbul, Antalya and Izmir. A new wave of affordable apartments are now on offer and Turkey is once again firmly on the foreign investment map.

Alanya, on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, is one of many expat hubs accommodating a growing number of foreigners moving to the country, and for it to be at the forefront of favourite destinations isn’t a surprise.

Collectively, 39 districts of Istanbul spread over the European and Asian sides make up a large city that is not only glorious in name, but a delight to explore.

Turkey’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites are a marvellous blend of cultural and natural beauty highlighting the best of the country’s history.

Anyone seeking a beach-side lifestyle in Turkey will find a delightful range of homes in Alanya that enable them to do just that. The growing reputation of the Mediterranean hub is appealing to increasingly more foreign property buyers who want a life by the sea.

Like Rome, Istanbul was built on seven hills, but this isn’t a canny coincidence. The Byzantine Empire built the city on seven hills to proclaim themselves as the new Rome. It was a deliberate snub to the former grand empire in the beginning stages of decline.

Over the last five years, the local council promoted Alanya to a vast audience across the globe and efforts paid off as tourists and foreign property buyers flocked to enjoy the delights of the seaside hub.

Thinking of heading over to Turkey for Christmas or New Year? Do it, it's a great idea. Although Turks don't celebrate Christmas as such, many of the expats do and over New Year you are in for a real party!

Known as Smyrna in history, Turks have recognised Izmir for decades, because it is a leader in modern trends. Its cosmopolitan atmosphere attracts many nationalities of foreigners, and it also has a place in the heart of Turkish retirees.

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