Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul, was rocked by a suicide bomb this Sunday. The horrific attack left some 32 people wounded but thankfully there were no fatalities except the suicide bomber who blew himself up.
In a way, this is nothing new; Turkey like most countries in the world face terrorist threats daily. The UK for example recently raised its terror threat level from ‘substantial’ to ‘severe’ in line with many European countries who have been on high alert for some time now. This brings home the sad realities of terrorism in the world.
Sad though the event was, Turkish natives, holiday makers and property investors refuse to let this disrupt their way of life. As one local man puts it ‘stopping our normal routines will mean the terrorist have won and we won’t let that happen.’
To reinforce this point, the week started with strong forecasts for more investments in properties in Turkey meaning property investments in Turkey will be at an all time high by the end of the year.
Although the general public remain vigilant, regular holiday activities in holiday havens like Kas went on as normal. Activities such as water sports, cruises and tours to the unspoilt Turkish coastline and islands took place.
This sends a strong message to the property world that it is business as usual in the Turkey property and holiday markets, and the opportunity to make profit is still available.