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Istanbul has an air about it and even if a person has never been here or has just flown through the airport going to another destination it has a magnetic resonance as a place people know they want to experience.

The Istanbul real estate market is undoubtedly Turkey’s star performer when it comes to attracting investors from all corners of the globe. What exactly is luring domestic and foreign buyers to invest in Istanbul real estate and more importantly, will this trend last? We think so.

As the hub of new Istanbul and the face of tourism and shopping, Istiklal Street is the most famous and busiest street in Turkey, often recognised by the traditional red tram slowly making its way down the middle.

Turkey's biggest city has emerged in recent years as a favoured hub for start-up businesses and cutting-edge industry. Here in Istanbul, with a city of 30 million, you can still make a name and your fortune.

It is very traditional in Turkey to enjoy delicious ice cream, the queen of desserts especially in warm summer months. In this article you can find references to such spots where you would not want to miss the opportunity of trying their ice cream specialities.

The handsome Blue mosque of Istanbul, also known as the Sultan Ahmet Camii, is one of the finest buildings in Turkey, and the world. Open to everyone, whether they practise Islam or not, it is one of the top visited attractions in Istanbul and Turkey.

The growth of the Istanbul's Grand Bazaar to become one of the biggest markets in the world is a testament to its history and survival. A setting made famous when James Bond rode it on a motorbike in the film “Skyfall.” Officials received a lot of criticism for allowing Hollywood to embark on this dramatic rooftop scene.

The fashion, retail and entertainment scene in Istanbul has been flourishing over the past decade with these lifestyle industries attracting billions of dollars of investment at home and internationally.

The average property in Istanbul grew in value by 42% between 2011 and 2016 and buy-to-let investors in particular are now choosing to capitalise on the city’s rising rents and newly developing areas with a fast rental growth.

At the turn of the century, no one imagined that Turkey would embark on a major project to promote itself as a cruise ship destination. Istanbul is still the number 1 destination for cruise ship passengers to see the former capital of both the Byzantine and Ottoman empires.

Istanbul Grand Airport (New Airport of Istanbul) is going to be the biggest and one of the most strategic airports in the World. With completion date is only a year away the project is known to be "The world's largest build-operate-transfer project" so far.

New Year’s Eve in Istanbul has long been proclaimed one of the best parties in the world, and for good reason. However you choose to celebrate, Turkey Homes would like to wish you a very happy New Year; ‘Mutlu Yıllar’!

Nothing on earth can match the rejuvenating and relaxing benefits of a traditional Turkish bath. Marble steam rooms across the country of Turkey are where this time-honoured tradition happens. Here are some of the best and most esteemed Turkish baths in the large, bustling city of Istanbul.

There is no better insight than wandering the streets, and in Istanbul, tourists can see how Turks live, learn about their beliefs, their community history, and generally, what life is like in Turkey’s largest city.

A famous age-old proverb says “out of sight, out of mind” but this certainly does not apply to the famous Basilica Cistern of Istanbul, Turkey. A marvellous water reservoir captures overwhelming admiration from all that descend underground to see it.

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