Real Estate Specialist Köksal Ünal stated that the scissors between İstanbul, which is the most residential production and sale in Turkey, and the second capital Ankara, are gradually closing down. Mr. Ünal pointed out that accelerating sales in Istanbul accelerated in Ankara.
Total residential sales in Turkey increased by 7.6 percent in April 2017 compared to the same month of the previous year and reached 114 thousand 446 in the January-April period and 440 thousand 226 in the January-April period.
Köksal Ünal, assessed the performance of the first four months of the year in housing sales, but noted that Istanbul continued to receive the highest share in residential sales with 20 thousand 66 in April and 76 thousand 99 in the first four months, but the rate of increase remained well below the country average.
According to Unal, the increase in housing sales in Istanbul is 2.7 percent in April, and only 1.2 percent in January-April. According to this trend, Istanbul's share in total sales is 17.4 percent in April, To 17.3 percent from 18.3 percent in the first four months of the year.
Köksal Ünal pointed out that housing sales in Ankara showed an increase well above the country average, contrary to the trend in Istanbul. Köksal Ünal said, stated that sales in Ankara reached 13 thousand 364 people with an increase of 12.8 percent in the first half and 50 thousand 328 people with an increase of 13.7 percent in the first four months. As a result, Unal said that in total sales, Ankara had 10.8 percent In the same period increased to 11.4 percent in the same period this year.