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Turkey is becoming a popular film production hub for Hollywood as filming in Turkey becomes more favourable for the producers. VAT rebate recently offered by the Turkish Directorate of Cinema and success of popular films “Skyfall” and “Argo” are the reasons behind the increasing number of foreign productions.
Turkish leather is famous – or should that be infamous? But the horror stories of being ripped off can leave one feeling rather scared when forking out cash to get your object of leather desire. Unless, of course, you’re in the know-how.

Turkey Travelogues

ISTANBUL, Turkey

Written by Sandra Brown

People crammed onto the tram as we got closer to downtown Istanbul. Fresh off the plane, I was seated with my large backpack still attached, my excitement brewing rapidly as we approached the heart of this pumping city. I hadn’t realized how much I loved Istanbul – until I made...

A weekend away – Canakkale

Written by Jolita Koruklu

I love having weekends away!!! And I absolutely loved our last weekend away to Canakkale – a northwestern province of Turkey. Sometimes Canakkale is called small Istanbul as it is situated on both European and Asian parts and is connected/ seperated by Dardanelles strait. But this area is most known...

Bozcaada: Annual Wine Festival

Written by Jana

A wine festival during Ramadan?! Seeing as though it’s the time of the year when Muslims normally abstain from drinking alcohol, I was surprised to hear it. Ramadan isn’t exactly a prime time for wine-guzzling Turks to make the journey to Bozcaada’s annual harvest celebration. But judging from the crowds...

Real Estate in Turkey

Where to buy a property in Turkey?

where-to-buy-a-property-in-turkeyFor anyone having an interest in buying a property in Turkey, the question “Where to buy a property in Turkey?” is naturally to decide where to actually buy it. If you have been to a certain location and have a pre-defined idea, the decision is easier to take, however if... Continue reading...