Foreign property sales in Turkey rose by 81.9 percent in January

The real estate sales of foreigners in Turkey rose by 81.9 percent in January 2019 compared with the same period in 2018.

Istanbul topped Turkey’s best-selling real estate cities with 1,361 properties, followed by Antalya with 601 properties, Ankara with 182 properties, Bursa with 177, and Yalwva with 162 properties.

The data showed foreigners bought 3168 properties in Turkey.

The Iraqis topped the list of the most purchased real estate in Turkey by 605 properties, then the Iranians 305 properties, Russians 195, Afghans 191 and Jordanians 151 properties.

The figure showed a rise of 78.30 percent in real estate sales to foreigners in Turkey last year, compared to 2017, with sales of 39,663 housing units.

The number of properties sold in Turkey during the past year, 375,398 apartments with an increase of 2.4% compared to the sales of the sector in 2017.