With fascinating heritage, and oceans of greenery that has helped it acquire the 'cleanest city' tag in Turkey and now draws in tourists looking for a health kick, Trabzon is one of the most beautiful underrated spots to visit in Turkey. For first-timers, here is a round-up of some of the key places and experiences to sample during your stay in Trabzon.
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The idea of living permanently or part-time in Turkey is still a dream for many potential expats, but the over-riding question asked by many is how much does it cost? Including property, healthcare, running costs such as electricity and essentials such as food, people want to know whether Turkey, in 2016, still gives you more bang for your buck? So, let's take a look at some of the average costs involved.
Today's national holiday celebrates those who will shape Turkey's future: it's children. Stemming from the very birth of the Republic of Turkey when Ataturk dedicated the nation to those who would lead it in future years, Children and Sovereignty Day celebrates Ataturk's ideals in a huge festival of children. Turkey's Children's Day eventually formed the benchmark for International Children's Day, which is celebrated by around 50 countries around the world.
When you've just landed in Turkey as a tourist, one of the first things you'll do is power up your phone and look for a signal. Likewise, one of the key must-haves for an expat is Internet access for keeping in touch with the family, for business, banking, or talking to friends. This blog takes a look at Internet in Turkey and how to get online when you arrive as a tourist or expat.
As one of the most fascinating countries for history, Turkey attracts millions of foreign visitors looking to sample some of the historical attractions in Turkey. But while most tourists beat a path to the likes of Cappadocia, Ephesus, or old Istanbul, dozens of other ancient sites receive little or no recognition, from the rest of the world. With more than 60 sites waiting for ratification as UNESCO World Heritage sites, here are some of the best ancient sites to visit in Turkey.
If you are looking for a thrill-seeking, adventure holiday, Turkey is synonymous with outdoor pursuits and adventure activities. Thanks to the government's foresight in promoting the diverse sports, and investing heavily in safety regulations, more and more foreigners are turning to Turkey for their thrill-fix, so we are putting the spotlight on some of the activities that make Turkey an ideal travel haven for action.
This residential and commercial project represents a lucrative foot-in-the-door for investors wanting a piece of the action in Istanbul. Property Turkey is offering exclusive pre-launch prices which will allow investors to see an incredible 60% return on investment within 15 months - as well as ongoing rental income. The centrally-located project is in one of Istanbul's most heavily invested areas, with links to Ataturk Airport, the city centre and plenty of five-star local facilities.
Some of the most creative designs, motifs, logos and stencil drawings are seen across a variety of districts, but the stand out neighbourhoods are usually around Istiklal Avenue, in Taksim Square; Tunel, Karakoy; Sishane; as well as Maltepe, Kadikoy and Moda. Is Istanbul street art graffiti or talent? Have a read of this blog and discover some of the best street art of Istanbul.
There are many reasons to move to Turkey: a fresh start, a new job, or retirement in a sunny location. Making the decision to move is easy: making the leap is another thing altogether. In our series on expat living, we talk with four foreigners living in four different locations around Turkey. Discover the highs and lows of living in their adopted home in Turkey. Part three: Antalya.
When you move to a new country it's easy to fall into the expat trap. But making friends with the locals is not only rewarding: it's incredibly useful, offering newcomers an insight into a fascinating new culture with all its traditions and history - and the countless quirks that make a country unique. Read our guide and you'll soon be making friends in Turkey, left, right and centre.