clients and customers,
We are aware that you have a lot of questions to ask,
and that everyone will tell you something different.
People are saying that no European can buy anything
anymore in Turkey. In the newspapers and on television
their is a lot of negative reports and nobody knows
exactly what the facts are.
this situation we would like to help you understand and
translate a report from Mr. Huseyin Erkek published in
the Sept/Oct.journal of the Chamber of Commerce "ALTSO".
Mr. Erkek is the 2nd chairman of the Chamber of Commerce:
As you know on the 15th March 2005 some agreements were
made. These agreements have to be ratified after 3
months. Because of the long summer holidays of the
Parliament in Ankara this hasn´t been done untill today.
Because of this confusing situation all works in the
Register Offices has been suspended. It is not true,
that the Parliament will decide that no estates would be
sold to foreigners any more. The new law, which will
come out at the end of October, will just adjust the
sales for plots of land. A lot of these plots have been
sold already in the east of Turkey. Most of the ground
has been bought by immigrants from Syria, Greece,
Romania, Iran, Spain and Lebanon. Because of this reason
the Goverment has decided to introduce this new law.
87% foreigners have bought apartments in Antalya, Mugla,
Aydin, Istanbul, Izmir, Hatay, Mersin, Bursa or Camkirik.
6.900 of them in Alanya have been bought by German,
Dutch, English, Irish, Norwegian and Danish.
As you can see, it does not concern owner-occupied
property, but only plots of land.
The new law will say that foreigners cannot buy
properties in areas without any building plan permission.
The plot cannot be bigger than 10.000sqm, it cannot be
1. Outside the city boarders
2. Near a military facility
3. Near any culture assets
4. That it is not near important a valuable asset for
the country of Turkey
Just after the arrangement with the Department of the
Interior in Turkey there maybe plots which were sold
over these measurments. European Firms who have offices
in Turkey will be allowed to buy plots about 50.000 sqm.
They can also rent plots for 49 Years."
There is no reason for doubts or fear, that there will
be a total stop on selling property to foreigners.
Furthermore there are houses, apartments and villas
being sold in the meantime. Also obligations have been
If you have thought about, visiting us in Alanya, we
would be very pleased , if you would visiti us in our
NEW office. This you can take a look at already on our
Your Active-Team would be pleased with your visit!
Many greatings from the sunny Turkish southcoast!
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