Five tempting Turkish property destinations


Ever since Turkey changed its laws to remove the reciprocal investment regulations, the country has been opened up to an ever-growing range of international buyers. Investors from The Gulf and further afield have flocked to the Turkish real estate market, pushing up prices and transactions with estate agents.

Indeed, even with the country’s civil unrest during the summer of 2013, demand and values have continued to climb thanks to consistent interest in key unaffected areas: namely, the sunny seaside resorts.

While the news headlines may be negative at times, these hotspots remain as popular as ever among buyers. Not deterred by what you read in the media? analysed the number of enquiries into Turkish real estate in the last 12 months to determine the most sought after parts of the country.

Here are five tempting Turkish property destinations:



Lying in the Taurus mountains of the Antalya region, Islamlar is only a short drive from Kalkan’s harbour and Patara’s stunning beach – but it could not be more different. Surrounded by the dramatic natural landscape, the village is a slice of traditional rural Turkish life, from tea gardens to old-fashioned bakeries. The cuisine is also highly regarded; combined with its convenient travel connections to the coast and other resorts in the Antalya area, Islamlar is a mouth-watering addition to Turkey’s property market.

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Located in the Bodrum district of the Mugla province, Bitez is practically a part of the town of Bodrum, but has earned popularity in its own right. The coastal destination has around 8,000 residents but that balloons ever summer thanks to its Mediterrnean climate, beautiful Blue Flag beaches and wide range of hotels and restaurants.

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A district in Istanbul, Sisli was once a piece of open countryside but has since developed into a packed residential and commercial property neighbourhood. Shops and banks occupy lots of the real estate space, while competition for parking space is typically fierce, but students and families are a big part of the housing market, while the area’s central location makes it ideal for commuters and investors.

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Located on the Asian side of Istanbul, the district of Pendik has remained first and foremost a chance to get away from the rest of the city. Public transport into Istanbul can be slow but a wide variety of shops and restaurants make it a popular place for residents looking for lower cost housing – while the seafront apartments cater to wealthy investors keen on the view.

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Located in the Mugla province, İçmeler   is a beautiful getaway for holidaymakers and second home hunters. Surrounded by pine forests, the area boasts fantastic views of the shoreline, as well as watersports for more active tourists. With bars and clubs popping up along the coast, what began as a peaceful alternative to the crowded Marmaris has turned into resort that rivals it for popularity.

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