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Will Istanbul construction flurry boost Erdogan in the polls?

Istanbul is undergoing major infrastructure projects to match the ambitions of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Yet the future of both hinges on the outcome of the country's June 24 elections, as Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

Istanbul IPA elevates ‘one-stop shop’ concept

Turkey has unveiled Invest in Istanbul, an investment promotion agency that brings government departments and local business contacts together in one place, to ease the process for prospective investors. Courtney Fingar reports.

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Izmir's mayor looks to keep on building bridges

As Izmir's economy continues to grow, mayor Aziz Kocaoglu talks to Natasha Turak about the Turkish city's ongoing infrastructure development, why its agricultural policy has remained ahead of its peers, and how its international fair could improve relations with Russia.

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Urban renewal drives Turkish real estate

Despite geopolitical challenges, Turkey is keeping its FDI levels respectable through new traction in the real estate sector, spurred by a large-scale urban renewal plan. Arda Ermut, president of the Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey, talked to Natasha Turak at the Mipim international property fair in Cannes. 

Capital investment in Turkey on the rise, according to revised data

Despite a small drop in inbound greenfield project numbers, the latest figures on investment in Turkey show a strong increase in capital expenditure contrary to initial reports.

Turkey and Russia sign $12.7bn TurkStream deal

The two countries’ pragmatic leaders have put aside their differences to conclude Russia’s biggest ever greenfield investment into Turkey.

Turkey on uncertain economic ground

Statistics from the International Monetary Fund show that Turkish economic growth looks set to continue worsening. 

Turkey FDI rises as the government pushes for growth

A drive by the Turkish government to attract more FDI to the country is working according to the latest figures, which show that inflows have increased in the first 8 months of 2014.

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Turkey minister of finance's taxing issues

Turkey's minister of finance, Mehmet Şimşek, tells Courtney Fingar how he intends to overhaul the country's tax system, why its political system is in a better shape than many perceive, and what the benefits of EU membership would be.

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Think tank: Slicing up the Turkey energy privatisations pie

In a series of landmark developments, the Turkish government has begun the process of privatising its energy industry. So far, however, foreign interest in the tenders has been sorely lacking, so now the government is looking at further measures to galvanise the market.

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