House sales up 5.1 percent in 2017
The number of property sales n Turkey rose 5.1 percent n 2017 compared to the prev ous year, the country’s stat st cal author ty, TurkStat, sa d on Jan. 19. Last year, 1.4 m ll on res dent al propert es were sold, wh le Istanbul - Turkey’s largest c ty by populat on and one of ts top tour st draws - had the largest share of house sales w th 16.9 percent or 238,383 homes.
Off c al data showed that property sales to fore gners n Turkey rose 22.2 percent yearon-year n 2017. “In home sales to fore gners, İstanbul was the number one prov nce w th 8,182 sales n 2017,” TurkStat sa d.