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Unknown History of Alanya

Alanya is the one of the most important part of world heritage. Alanya is full of culture and history from the first resettlement Upper Palaeolithic Era (BC 20.000 – 17.000) till now. Alanya is cradle of civilizations. Alanya got an important role in the Ptolemaic, Roman, Egyptians, Greeks, Anatolian Seljuks, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires.

Alanya’s first written history was related famous Trojan war. According to the famous historian Herodotus,  After the Trojan War (BC1820), some of the displaced came and settled in Alanya. various indigenous tribes also hosted the arrivals. B.C. In the first half of the 16th century, the Hittites who set foot on these lands killed about 600 people and connected Cilicia and Pamphylia to themselves. B.C. During the years 224-188, all Cilicia, despite being overrun by the Great Antiocus, maintained its independence due to the difficulty of its siege and take. And by the 7th century, the construction of a castle was given priority for the protection of Arab raids therefore, many castles and churches in and around Alanya are built in M.S.6 and 7th century. Alalya’s oldest known name is Korakesium.

Anatolian Seljuk Sultan 1.Alaaddin Keykubad defeated Kyr Vart who was Alanya Castle in the ascendant in 1221 Following this, Sultan Alaaddin married Kyr Vart’s daughter and changed its name to Alaiye and built a palace in the city. Alanya became second capital for Anatolian Seljuks and they governed empire from Alanya in winters. it was the richest period of the city at that time and they built many historical buildings. Today’s castle, shipyard and many of the buildings still standing from that period.

As a result of the decadence of the Anatolian Seljuks in 1300, Karamanoğlu Principality concurred city  Karamanogulları, sold the city to Egypt Memluk Sultanate in 1427 for 5 thousand gold.

Finally the Ottomans united Anatolia. Following this Ottoman concurred Alaiye in 1571. Under the Ottoman Empire. Alaiye, first joined to the province of Cyprus in 1571, then Alanya became part of the province of Konya in 1864. In 1868, Alaiye was connected to the Sanjak of Antalya and finally in 1871 the district of Antalya was built. Atatürk visited the city in 1935 and named it Alanya.

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Turkey has the world’s 17th-largest nominal GDP and 13th-largest GDP by PPP. The country is among the world’s leading producers of agricultural products; textiles; motor vehicles, transportation equipment; construction materials; consumer electronics and home appliances. And also Turkey is one of the biggest market of Europe. The Turkish market counts around 83 million consumers.

Turkey has  experienced credit-led economic issues because of some internal and external reasons.

Private sector had some difficulties to pay back their debts  which were taken in foreign currency because of highly vulnerable currency. Some of companies bankrupted meanwhile remaining were turned more stronger and flexible companies. Turkish economy became stable but still Turkish Lira could not find real worth. According to the development bank reports and European Commission Turkish economy will grow and  strong contribution of net trade, reflecting mostly a high income elasticity of import demand, dampens the shock to the domestic economy. It is a sign of economic crisis and recession were  over for Turkey regarding to mentioned reports .Turkey still has its currency and monetary sovereignty. Even though depreciating its currency might not be ideal, the option still exists and might be an effective solution in solving problems like current account deficits.Turkey provide against to further currency depreciations by taking various steps to prevent a sharp recession, including discounts on high-interest loans and regulatory forbearance to help banks deal with non-performing loans. When that steps pan out Turkish Lira will get stronger. Turkey gives great opportunities for investors and Turkey still important center for attracting local and foreign investors in various sectors.

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The current population of Turkey is estimated at 83.43 million and 29 milyon of them young, qualified and skilled manpower.

Turkey’s young population is very large compared to European countries. Turkey is the most populous country in Europe and more than half 30, which means that any investor who opens a project in. The spectacular growth in the number of universities has allowed Turkey to graduate a larger number of students, which in turn has enabled Turkey to transform its young population and large labor force into a skilled workforce. More than 6.7 million students are enrolled in higher education and Approximately 800,000 students graduate from universities every year.These young Turks are well educated, technically skilled, dynamic and open minded. Investors can work with them easily ang get high performance with relatively low cost of labour.

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Turkey’s repeated attempts to join the European Union have helped to establish European regulations and trade standards, which have substantially liberalised the economy.

Turkey has one of the most competitive corporate tax rates among OECD member countries.

The Turkish corporate tax legislation has noticeably clear, objective, and harmonized provisions that are in line with international standards. In order to encourage investors to invest in Turkey, the institutional profit tax applicable to foreign investors has been reduced by 33% to 20%. In some cases, foreigners are exempt from this tax in whole or in part. Investors are also encouraged in some areas allocated by the State such as land allocation and other incentive policies and Turkey’s investment legislation is simple and complies with international standards, while it offers equal treatment for all investors.

Turkey is a transcontinental country that includes Anatolia in Western Asia and East Thrace in Southern Europe. Turkey is linking Asia and Europe has historically made it a natural bridge connecting the two continents with New and highly developed technological infrastructure in transportation, telecommunications and energy. Also Turkey has well-established transportation routes and direct delivery mechanism to most of the EU countries, railway transport advantage to Central and Eastern Europe and well-developed and low-cost sea transport facilities.

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Turkey has, through its location, embraced many commercial routes linking the East and the West.

Today, Turkey enjoys a sensitive strategic location to reach more than 1.5 billion people in each Asia, Europe, and Africa, and it is the most reliable transit point in trade relations. Therefore Turkey has a strategic geographical location that allows it to be a regional hub between Europe, Asia and the MENA economic zone.

Turkey has a wealth of natural resources: boron, coal, iron, zinc, chromium, copper, silver. The exploitation of these resources is still under-developed and presents many opportunities. This could also lead to opportunities in heavy industry.  There are also a good number of opportunities in engineering works. The agri-food and textile sectors are looking for equipment. Other key sectors are the automotive industry and health, which is in increased demand.

Tourism is one of the Turkey’s key sectors. It is already well developed in Istanbul, on the Mediterranean coast, in the region of the capital and Cappadocia. In spite of this, the tourist sector still has large potential. Also, Turkey’s geographical position offers good opportunities in logistics, transport and insurance.

Alanya City

You should want to living in Alanya. Cause; Alanya situated southern coast of Turkey between Taurus Mountains and Mediterranean Alanya has  stunning scenery and majestic mountains, beautiful beaches and great local cuisine. Then there is the safe and friendly environment and Alanya has wonderful climate most of the year. The clime Alanya is mild, generally warm and hot. Average template is 18.7 degree and it is ideal temperature to live and Alanya gives opportunity to spend so much time outdoors with nice people. Alanya is very cosmopolitan city, very multi-cultural with a large resident international community. A lot of Europeans, Russians and other nationalities prefer to live in Alanya for tons of good reasons. Lets find out reasons on below list. Why living in Alanya.

Alanya provides high life standards with lower cost. When you compare with Europe, prices of food, restaurants, transportation, utilities, clothing and apartment rent & buying costs  2 or 3 times cheaper in Alanya. In fact  better quality services and products are attainable and unless it’s luxury you’re after, everything’s pretty affordable in Alanya.

Alanya is the one of safest place in Turkey. Alanya generally boasts very low crime rates and offers a safe environment for families, children and new businesses.. No need to worry about being mugged or robbed, being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion and violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery or people using or dealing drugs. Alanya is very safe to walking alone during daylight and night.

Alanya has perfect medical facilities, there is a fully equipped public hospital and university hospital and There are also wonderful private hospitals, specialist clinics and small local state funded healthcare centres in every town. Medicine is very advanced and economic in Alanya.

Alanya Hep University
Alanya Hep University

Alanya boast excellent local public schools and some of Turkish best private  educational institution’s international campuses. Most of the private international schools English taught and follow the British curriculum in multi-cultural environment. Some facilities of Akdeniz university located in Alanya and there are 2 other university located in Alanya too with perfect campuses.

Alanya has many wonderful natural  beauties, there are many excellent beaches and most famous on is Cleopatra beach. The beach spans 2 kilometers west of the Alanya castle. There is beautiful canyon, it is called Sapadere and gives glimpses of immense natural beauty and cascading waterfalls. There is wonderful river called Creek Dim. River gives opportunity to avoid hot days with cold fresh water and air.

Alanya is full of historical place. Oldest one is Kadini Cave . It is around 20000 years old. Alanya Castle and Red Tower, which is one of the symbols of historical works of Alanya is the architectural piece of the 13th century Seljuk period. The length of the fortification walls is 6.5 kilometers. Alanya Castle, which is Located at 250 meters altitude from the sea level.

Alanya Red Tower
Alanya Shipyard and Tophane

Alanya Shipyard and Tophane built in 13th. century bu Anatolian Seljuks.

Alanya is incredibly diverse with too many activity. There is no chance to get bored in Alanya. These activities are rafting, scuba diving, boat tour,  having Turkish bath, quad safari, boat trip, paragliding, going aqua park, jeep safari, horse safari, canyon hiking, fishing, swimming with dolphins and watching dolphin show, visiting museums, going theater, going  concert, joining workshops and festivals, going soccer games. Why living in Alanya.

Alanya beaches
Beaches of Alanya

Alanya is relatively small city even so Alanya has airport and there are international flights from Alanya Gazipasa Airport. There are many flights directly to main centers of Europe.

Alanya has very high investment potential, with existing tax benefits, incentives and currency rate advantage to buy property in Alanya is very profitable on the other hand to buy property as a second home or capital appreciation now have the added option of covering expenses in the holiday rentals market by letting their properties for high rents during the summer season.