It might be coming to the end of the traditional ‘tourist’ season in Turkey, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that things are ‘shutting shop’ in the coastal towns, as researching is showing that not only are many people with holiday homes staying, but also, more and more residents from the large cities from Istanbul, are also heading down to stay over the winter too.
As more and more companies opt for remote working models, and with restrictions meaning the closure of many entertainment venues, the attraction of living in or close to a big city just isn’t there for the moment, and people are tired of being locked up in their houses, looking out upon nothing but built up land.
Though restrictions are the same across Turkey, whether you live in the city or on the coast, just having a different outlook, and a change of scenery, can give you the feeling of having more freedom, and that now, is what people are looking for – a sense of freedom without necessarily being free, and a sense of relaxation, something people in the city aren’t normally used too on a day to day basis.
Of course, with the mini surge in people either arriving, or those who are staying, it’s great for the local economy, but they will need more help from government as current regional budgets will only cover for the numbers that they usually expect at this time of year. That’s something that’s currently being looked into, and the hope from the local mayors is that it will be acted upon quickly before it’s potentially too late.
As work & school life also adapts to the current situation, more and more people are looking to move out of the bigger cities on a permanent basis, which will not only give a further boost to Turkey’s popular Real Estate Industry but also, the costal towns themselves should be allowed to apply for more funds, which can be used to invest in further infrastructure to meet the demand of the growing population.