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Investment Property - Turkey In Transition by Antoni Sokrato

For anyone about to invest in the emerging Turkey property market, it's a good idea to discover as much as possible about this ancient land at the crossroads of Asia and Europe, to uncover its mysteries and try to imagine what the future holds for those who reside within its extensive borders. In this article we are going to set the scene by taking a brief look at modern-day Turkey.

Firstly it must be said that Turkey is a massive country, over 1600 km long by 800 km in width. Within its borders it comprises both mountains and many lakes, its total are being in the region of 783,000 square kilometres, most of which is in Asia. In fact Turkey is the thirty-seventh largest country in the world by population. Most of the land is surrounded by water - the Black Sea to the north, the Aegean to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea in the south. There is also the Sea of Marmara to the north-west.

Turkey is divided into 7 very distinct regions geographically: the Mediterranean, Marmara, Black Sea, Aegean, Eastern Anatolia, South-Eastern Anatolia and Central Anatolia. All possess very distinct landscapes which are the result of many earth movements of millions of years. And to this day there are regular earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. There was a most severe earthquake in 1999.

Taking a look at the climate, Turkey can be seen to be of Mediterranean type, benefiting from hot, dry summers and mild, cold and wet winters. It has a very dry interior which can suffer from harsh extremes. In Turkey the seasons are quite distinct, and winters very harsh with temperatures as low as -40 C in the mountainous area to the east. Snow can also be found for about 5 months of the year.

Turkey is very diverse and original culturally. It is a subtle fusion of the ancient Anatolian, Ottoman and Western cultures and traditions which began with the gradual westernization of the Ottoman Empire, and to this day continues. Following its gradual transformation from a religion controlled state into a modern nation with separation of church and government, the artistic life of the country also underwent a massive enlarging and diversification, with the government investing in the fine arts, new museums, theatres and building construction. The resulting contemporary Turkish culture is one of a diversified fusion of the old and the new, combining tradition and history with Western ideas.

The resulting rich cultural mix is found in all walks of life, and particularly in the areas of music and literature. Indeed, music schools have sprung up all around the country, teaching styles as diverse as traditional Turkish music and western pop. The same applies in the domain of creative writing - the traditional Persian-inspired style is today fused with a more Western approach and rhythm.

As for buildings and architecture, in Turkey you find a unique blend of Byzantine, ottoman, Islamic and an increasing Western element. This is particularly in evidence in Istanbul where buildings such as the Blue Mosque are set against a background of contemporary high-rise office and apartment blocks.

Moving on to sport, the most popular sport in Turkey is the ubiquitous football. The major teams include Galatasaray, Besiktas and Fenerbahce. In fact Turkey is now becoming a major international force in the game, with Galatasaray winning both the UEFA and UEFA Super Cups in 2000. Then a short while after, Turkey finished third in the World Cup finals in Japan.

However football is far from being the only popular sport in Turkey. Other sports are also very popular, including basketball, volleyball and motor racing. However, the teams to have enjoyed the most international success by far have been the women's volleyball teams, which have triumphed in many European competitions, winning several medals and titles.

I hope this brief overview will give you some background to the ancient and culturally diverse world of the fascinating country that is modern-day Turkey. In future articles I'll be looking at many aspects of the country in much greater detail.

For lots of information about Turkey, investment property in Turkey and the Turkish way of life, visit the Turkish property specialists at the Turkey Property web site.

Article Source: http://www.earticlesonline.com/Article/Investment-Property---Turkey-In-Transition/286632

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Sports Events in 2011 by Soophott Lert

No matter what part of the country you live in sports is something that are something that is a household word. Not everyone may like a specific sport but if someone in your home enjoys a specific one, they may be rather passionate about it. Now that the New Year is upon us, you may be wondering what is happening in the Upcoming 2011 Sports Events. Each sport has its own schedule so you if you follow more than one you may want to try and keep up on what is happening.

In American football, the NFL draft will be coming up the end of April in New York City. This is a major event in the sport as it is the time that each team gets to pick new players for the team. It is very exciting not only for the teams but for the fans as well since they get to watch. Naturally you have to take a look at the IFAF World Cup in July. These Upcoming 2011 Sports Events are looked forward to each and every year by fans that are devoted to the sports. They follow the games and the draft.

You also have to follow Association Football as well. The Gold Cup is coming up in June in the United States and also in June is the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico and the Women's World Cup in Germany is also in June. Included in these Upcoming 2011 Sports Events section is the Copa America in July in Argentina and the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia and in December is the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan. Of course the AFC Asian Cup has already been played in January but there is always next year.

Another popular sport that many watch is basketball. The NBA finals will be coming up in June. This is something that many look forward to all year long. This lasts a little over 2 weeks and is a very exciting time. From the end of August thru the beginning of September you will be able to enjoy the FIBA Americas Championship in Argentina. And, the other Upcoming 2011 Sports Events that takes place in September is EuroBasket in Lithuania. You cannot, of course leave out beach soccer in September that takes place in romantic Italy as well.

There are many other sports that you may follow as well. These could include beach volleyball, boxing, Canadian football, cricket, golf, horse racing, including the Preakness, ice hockey and even the ever popular NASCAR Racing. All of these Upcoming 2011 Sports Events are going to be taking place over the next several months. You may not be able to travel to many of them but you can always watch them on television. There is something for everyone no matter what time of year it is. You may even enjoy the different World and Olympic games as well. Even if you are not a big fan, you will probably root for the home team.

If you need some more ideas about sports and football, please take a
look at Motor Sports and Blog for Soccer Fans to find out more about the best detail

Article Source: http://www.earticlesonline.com/Article/Sports-Events-in-2011/1077699

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Investment Property - Turkey In Transition by Antoni Sokrato

For anyone about to invest in the emerging Turkey property market, it's a good idea to discover as much as possible about this ancient land at the crossroads of Asia and Europe, to uncover its mysteries and try to imagine what the future holds for those who reside within its extensive borders. In this article we are going to set the scene by taking a brief look at modern-day Turkey.

Firstly it must be said that Turkey is a massive country, over 1600 km long by 800 km in width. Within its borders it comprises both mountains and many lakes, its total are being in the region of 783,000 square kilometres, most of which is in Asia. In fact Turkey is the thirty-seventh largest country in the world by population. Most of the land is surrounded by water - the Black Sea to the north, the Aegean to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea in the south. There is also the Sea of Marmara to the north-west.

Turkey is divided into 7 very distinct regions geographically: the Mediterranean, Marmara, Black Sea, Aegean, Eastern Anatolia, South-Eastern Anatolia and Central Anatolia. All possess very distinct landscapes which are the result of many earth movements of millions of years. And to this day there are regular earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. There was a most severe earthquake in 1999.

Taking a look at the climate, Turkey can be seen to be of Mediterranean type, benefiting from hot, dry summers and mild, cold and wet winters. It has a very dry interior which can suffer from harsh extremes. In Turkey the seasons are quite distinct, and winters very harsh with temperatures as low as -40 C in the mountainous area to the east. Snow can also be found for about 5 months of the year.

Turkey is very diverse and original culturally. It is a subtle fusion of the ancient Anatolian, Ottoman and Western cultures and traditions which began with the gradual westernization of the Ottoman Empire, and to this day continues. Following its gradual transformation from a religion controlled state into a modern nation with separation of church and government, the artistic life of the country also underwent a massive enlarging and diversification, with the government investing in the fine arts, new museums, theatres and building construction. The resulting contemporary Turkish culture is one of a diversified fusion of the old and the new, combining tradition and history with Western ideas.

The resulting rich cultural mix is found in all walks of life, and particularly in the areas of music and literature. Indeed, music schools have sprung up all around the country, teaching styles as diverse as traditional Turkish music and western pop. The same applies in the domain of creative writing - the traditional Persian-inspired style is today fused with a more Western approach and rhythm.

As for buildings and architecture, in Turkey you find a unique blend of Byzantine, ottoman, Islamic and an increasing Western element. This is particularly in evidence in Istanbul where buildings such as the Blue Mosque are set against a background of contemporary high-rise office and apartment blocks.

Moving on to sport, the most popular sport in Turkey is the ubiquitous football. The major teams include Galatasaray, Besiktas and Fenerbahce. In fact Turkey is now becoming a major international force in the game, with Galatasaray winning both the UEFA and UEFA Super Cups in 2000. Then a short while after, Turkey finished third in the World Cup finals in Japan.

However football is far from being the only popular sport in Turkey. Other sports are also very popular, including basketball, volleyball and motor racing. However, the teams to have enjoyed the most international success by far have been the women's volleyball teams, which have triumphed in many European competitions, winning several medals and titles.

I hope this brief overview will give you some background to the ancient and culturally diverse world of the fascinating country that is modern-day Turkey. In future articles I'll be looking at many aspects of the country in much greater detail.

For lots of information about Turkey, investment property in Turkey and the Turkish way of life, visit the Turkish property specialists at the Turkey Property web site.

Article Source: http://www.earticlesonline.com/Article/Investment-Property---Turkey-In-Transition/286632

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