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Five Reasons Erdogans Re-Election Could Help Turkey Reach New Heights

Florida (PRWEB) April 08, 2014

Continuity is important for helping Turkey to move beyond its status as a mature emerging market, said Julian Walker, director at Spot Blue International Property. Erdogan, who first became prime minister in 2003, and his party can now persist with schemes aimed at attracting foreign investment and advancing the country on the international economic stage. To highlight this, below are five keys areas where Erdogans focus can continue to make a difference to Turkey.

Erdogan and his AK Party are committed to driving key infrastructure projects in and around Istanbul, which will not only improve the lifestyle of Turks but also make the city more attractive to foreign investors. Examples include last autumns opening of the Marmaray rail tunnel connecting the European and Asian sides of Istanbul, a third rail-road bridge over the Bosphorus the widest of its kind in the world and due for completion in 2016, an extension of the Istanbul underground and the construction of Istanbuls third airport, set to be the worlds largest. According to the Turkish Ministry of Finance, foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country in 2013 totalled $ 12.686 billion.

Erdogan continues to be instrumental in opening up Turkeys real estate market to a wider international market and maintaining healthy investment conditions. A pivotal development was the introduction of changes to the reciprocal law in May 2012, resulting in increased numbers of investors from the Middle East and Russia. His government is also pioneering a country-wide scheme to re-develop run-down residential districts, ensuring all new housing is earthquake proof. According to Turkeys Statistical Institute (TurkStat), foreigners bought 12,000 properties in Turkey during 2013, worth an estimated $ 3 billion and representing a 15% year-on-year increase. The southern province of Antalya and Istanbul attracted the highest number of sales to non-Turks. Turkey recorded the fifth highest rate of house price growth, namely 13.8%, in Knight Franks Global House Price Index for Q4 2013.

In May 2013 Turkey paid off its final $ 412 million installment of debt to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), after a 52-year IMF loan agreement but, more significantly, making Turkey free of any foreign debt for the first time in more than a century. This step formed part of Erdogans ongoing efforts to minimize government debt and confirms Turkeys status as a maturing emerging market no longer reliant on external fiscal assistance.

Growing GDP remains paramount to Erdogan. Rating agency Fitchs forecast for economic growth in Turkey is 2.5% for 2014 – on a par with the UK – and 3.2% for 2015. TurkStat figures show GDP growth of 4.4% in the final quarter of 2013 ahead of forecasts. Compare this to the European Union and Eurozone the European Commission forecasts growth of 1.5% for the former and 1.2% for the latter in 2014, and 2% and 1.8% respectively for 2015. Good news for the average Turk has followed: per capita income has tripled from $ 3,500 in 2002 to $ 10,666 in 2012.

Turkey has grown into a major tourist international destination under Erdogans rule. The country welcomed a record 34.9 million tourists in 2013, a year-on-year rise of 10%. Compare this to the 13 million who visited in 2002. Symbolic of Turkeys progress is the growing status of its national carrier, Turkish Airlines, one of the worlds fastest growing airlines. In January 2014, the airline recorded a 24.3 per cent year-on-year rise in passengers numbers and increased the number of destinations it covers by 12 per cent, reaching to 243 from 218 last January.


For further information or to enquire about selling property in Turkey through Spot Blue, please contact:

Julian Walker

Spot Blue International Property

Tel: +44 (0)20 8339 6036

IntelliLeash Products, Inc. Is Saving Dogs From Shock Collars; Take Painless Action to Help

(PRWEB) July 18, 2013

Dogs deserve better treatment than wearing painful, and potentially injury causing shock collars. Generically referred to as invisible fences, even with the infliction of a painful shock, these systems cant guarantee a dog will remain within the boundary. After nearly 4 decades of no major innovation in dog boundary systems, the patented IntelliLeash System is poised to provide dog owners a safe, effective, and economical solution.

The patented IntelliLeash System is radically different than any boundary system on the market today. Unlike invisible fences, the IntelliLeash System uses a retractable tether and smart technology to provide a tangle free, escape proof boundary. It is so effective that even a yard with a patio with furniture and surrounded by bushes, a dogs boundary can include much of the patio, a large portion of the back yard, and a single pathway between two select bushes. It is impossible for the dog to get tangled in the patio furniture or the bushes. Click here to see an animation of how the IntelliLeash System works.

While the product has been released to the market, several challenges remain ahead for IntelliLeash Products, Inc.. Dog owners should be aware that they have the opportunity to participate in saving dogs from shock collars by visiting the Indiegogo fund raising site and support this project in overcoming the remaining challenges.

One key challenge is to expand the range of dogs the system can handle. Currently the system works for medium sized dogs 20 50 pounds. Soon to be released is a light duty version for dogs in the 5 25 pound range. IntelliLeash Products, Inc. envisions handling dogs from 5-100 pounds, mounted in turf, wood or resin decks, concrete, or even in sand. President Bob Yackley hints at additional high tech features to be added in the future.

The other key challenge for the company is getting the word out. This is a product that consumers dont know exists. And it must be known to them at the right time, typically when they are experiencing problems with their current product or when they first acquire their pet. The fund raising campaign is a means for dog lovers to get involved in saving millions of dogs from painful shock collars.

IntelliLeash Products, Inc. is also partnering with rescue centers like Best Friends Animal Society. The mutually beneficial arrangement allows Best Friends to offer an alternative boundary solution to adoptive dog parents. In return, IntelliLeash Products, Inc. donates a portion of the sales to Best Friends to help them with their mission of rescuing dogs. Its a win win relationship. We want to be responsible and give back to these wonderful organizations, such as Best Friends, that are doing so much to promote the humane treatment of dogs, states Bob Yackley.

The IntelliLeash System is sold exclusively through their website http://www.intellileash.com Much more information is available on the website.

Dog lovers are encouraged to support this project by going to their Indiegogo site and either purchase a valuable discount coupon or simply to support the project with small financial support.

Supporting IntelliLeash Products, Inc. promotes the humane treatment of dogs.

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