Sales to overseas buyers in Turkey jumped by 40 per cent last year, taking the total amount spent by foreigners in the country's real estate market to $2.5 billion (1.5 million).
The Association of Real Estate Investment Companies (GYODER) revealed the figures earlier this week, with the increased interest highlighting the nation's popularity among buyers.
A growing number of lifestyle buyers, as well as serious investors, are thought to be behind the rise in sales, with Turkey's favourable climate, relatively inexpensive cost of living and a relaxed lifestyle helping to make it an attractive option for many.

This can be coupled with the country's sudden popularity with holidaymakers and strong banking and financial system which have ensured that Turkey is attracting a surge of holiday home buyers and expats.