Data released by the Foreign Investors' Website of General Directorate of Title Deed and Cadastre shows the top demand for Turkish Citizenship came from Iran with 2093 applications- followed by 1252 Afghan and 1153 Iraqi applications. Yemenis, Palestinians, Jordanians, Chinese, Libyans, Egyptians and Pakistanis are also in top 10. Followers include Indians, Russians, Ukrainians, Lebanese, Bengalis and Malaysians -data shows.
As per the June 2020 Foreign Property Sale Statistics, regularly released by General Directorate of Title Deed and Cadastre, the foreign sales dropped only 27% between last years January to May and this years January to May despite stopped flights and COVID-19 pandemic.
1.644 units of real estate were sold in Turkey in June 2020 to foreigners. Iranians purchased 398 units of real estate as the top investor nationality, followed by Iraqis (275), Chinese (78), Azeris (70) and Russians (63). Main motivation behind those real estate purchases is Turkey's leading Citizenship by Investment Program that attracted 9011 applicants until today.
Resource [May Statistics]: https://www.tkgm.gov.tr/tr/icerik/mayis-2020-konut-satis-istatistikleri
Turkey has "clearly averted a much bigger disaster", according to Dr Jeremy Rossman, Lecturer in Virology at the University of Kent. "Turkey fits in the category of several countries that responded fairly quickly with testing, tracing, isolation and movement restrictions," he told the BBC. "It's a fairly small club of countries that have been quite effective in reducing the viral spread."
As the virus multiplied, the authorities subtracted key pieces from the jigsaw of daily life - no trips to the coffee shop, no shopping in crowded markets, no communal prayers at the mosque. The over-65s and under-20s were locked down completely, weekend curfews were imposed, and major cities were sealed off.
Now, Turkey is in a process of opening up with full caution. Malls, coffee shops, work has started but social distancing and wearing of masks in much emphasis. Actually abiding by such is now obligatory and not wearing masks/ not keeping social distances are punishable by fees. Turkey's Health Minister -recently has the highest approval rates among any Turkish politician- often reminds people of the rules. Currently viewed as a success story, Turkey tries to keep that way and open up.