The Blue Glas Eye - Nazar Boncugu

Das blaue Glasauge

All over Turkey you will see these blue wall eyes, called Nazar Boncugu. In Arabic, Nazar means view or look. This word has the same meaning in the Turkish language. There is a strange belief held by people that there are sometimes negative, bad, and even destructive forces at work. This is what they call the evil eye.

Mountain Climbing - Children of the mountains

Mountain Climbing

The eastern part of Turkey offers a huge variety to mountain climbers, from the tropical landscape of the Ponti Mountains along the Black Sea coast to the year-long snow-covered peak of Mount Ararat and the area of Hakkari in the far south-east. In the tradition of the Armenian people Mount Ararat is the centre of the universe and the Armenian people are the children of the mountain.

What about trekking | backpacking in Turkey?

What about trekking | backpacking in Turkey?

On the way back from Konya we stopped at a wonderful place in the mountains near Akseki, about 50 kilometres from Manavgat. There was a small green area with a wonderful view of the surrounding mountains. We were having a drink and a nice piece of cake when suddenly some backpackers appeared.

Paragliding in Turkey. It is always fun!

Paragliding in Turkey. It is fun!

Paragliding sport is to take off by means of running from a high hill instead of plane with a parachute similar to free style jumping parachute on the first look. Parachute, which is lied on a inclined and high hill, is filled with air with the running of pilot and take off with pilot.

Diving - What picturesque surroundings!

Diving in Turkey

The rough rock drops down vertically into the depths. The stones seem to shine. Like the flowers of the dandelion, huge amounts of long-tentacled plate corals grow on the rocks. Starfishes of orange and red are everywhere.

Winter Sports - Skiing in the Taurus Mountains?

Skiing in the Taurus Mountains

Nobody spending a summer holiday on the beach would believe it, but it is true! There are lots of skiing-resorts all over Turkey. Some of the biggest ones are close to Antalya. There will always be enough snow to guarantee skiing until late spring. 

Legal Construction Rules

In order to make the Turkish laws as similar as possible to the European ones, the Legal Board of Construction is introducing new ones. Most of the newly introduced regulations are quite similar to the ones we know from Europe, especially from Germany.

Foreign Investments in Turkey

With the Foreign Capital Law No. 6224 which went into effect in 1954, Turkey adopted the most liberal law of the period. The liberalization policies adopted in the 1980s, and the changes in the regulation of currency exchange have made foreign capital investments quite attractive.

Legal Investments

Prior to 1980, Turkey followed an economic policy based on the substitution of imports. Instead of importing, her goal was to manufacture products in the country which would meet the domestic demand. For long periods of time, newly established industrial branches were protected by customs tariffs and other equally effective taxes.

Architect and Project

Because of the rapid development in tourism and more requests for flats and villas, the duties of the architects have changed. Today clients want modern designed villas and technically equipped flats. The architects have to look for new materials which are available and have to introduce them into the building of properties.

Outside Facilities

Together with the increasing number of foreigners living over here in Turkey, the faces of the villages and towns are also changing. More and more attention is being paid to the planning and construction of modern traffic areas, to large, well-kept green areas and in general to the development of a modern infrastructure.

Topping-Out Ceremony

During  the last weekend the team of “alaturka” has got a very special invitation by the company BDC-Construction, to join a topping-out ceremony based on German tradition in Kargicak.

Counter flow heat exchangers!

‘A passive house is a building in which a comfortable interior climate can be maintained without active heating and cooling systems’ (Adamson 1987 and Feist 1988). Proper ventilation of a Passive House is critical due to the air tightness within the home. The health and comfort of the inhabitants are the most important objectives of a Passive House design.

Renting and Leasing

Within the last 15 years the number of inhabitants of Turkey and its big cities has increased enormously. It is not only the foreign citizens who have settled over here who are responsible for that. Lots of Turkish people have moved to big cities as well. Because of the development here, they think that they will easily find jobs and earn some money.

Solar assistance for the heating system

Solar Heating can be used as space or water heating which uses the heat energy from the sun’s radiation. There are two different types: passive solar heating (or Passive Solar Design), where the building itself, or parts of it, such as a sun room, are used as a collector, and active solar heating.

Real Estate in Turkey

Flats, plots and beautiful villas for a reasonable amount of money! European buyers of real estate in Turkey will get the full guarantee and security of the Turkish government concerning their property.

Property Broker in Turkey

Property Broker in Turkey

In appropriate sections of the European laws concerning Civil Rights, the broker is described as a person who is responsible for creating and signing a contract ordered by his principal and, in return, is paid. In these circumstances, contracts with brokers can be obligatory for one side only.

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