How many Expats live in Turkey? Best cities to live
The expat residency population of Turkey runs into the thousands. An easy-going, relaxed lifestyle has lured many different nationalities to settle permanently in the country. They generally settle in the same areas and towns, although there are a few exceptions, notably, foreigners who have moved here for marriage and family. Find out how many expats live in Turkey, and where they decide to make their home.
The Greek Orthodox Sumela Monastery in Trabzon
From the Macka district of Trabzon in northeast Turkey, an interesting historical story talks about some Greek Orthodox monks and their monastery called Sumela. The man-made landmark is relatively bland in appearance and architecture but gains admiration from its precarious location on the side of a cliff face overlooking the Altindere Valley National Park. Find out why you need to visit Sumela Monastery in Turkey.
Should I move to Turkey? The pros and cons of moving abroad
Moving to that coveted place in the sun is a world away from a week-long sojourn in your favourite beach destination. We've listed the pros and cons of moving to Turkey, so you can weigh everything up and make your decision with confidence. Discover the good, the bad and the ugly about moving to Turkey.
Top five investment opportunities in Istanbul in 2017
Istanbul investment property is still one of the hottest buys for 2017. But where to start? We outline the five best investment opportunities you'll find this year, based on price, payment plans and exit strategy. Discover some of the most incredible Turkish investment property on the market today.
The rise of Istanbul property: 2011-2016 price analysis
Much has been made of Istanbul’s investment potential. And despite a turbulent year investors are still expressing interest in Turkey's largest city. But do the numbers add up? Which parts of the city saw lucrative gains, and which are duds? We examine the gains made in the city and its suburbs in the last five years.
Is it safe to travel to Turkey in 2017?
Security concerns have put a number of visitors off visiting Turkey. In fact, tourism declined by more than 30% in 2016. But how justified are these security problems? We ask a frequent visitor to Turkey if she'll be back this year, and quiz Property Turkey director Cameron Deggin on the country's suitability for tourists - especially those with young families.
Easy Ways to Learn the Turkish Language
Thousands of expats and repeat holidaymakers to Turkey would like to learn the national language. Being fluent in Turkish bridges the social and cultural gaps but for expats or people in mixed cultural relationships, it also makes daily life much easier when you speak the native tongue. Some people have learned the language without difficulties, but most of our expat customers say it is hard, and they would love to find easy ways to learn Turkish - find out easy ways to learn Turkish here.
The Historical Importance of Priene Ancient City Ruins
From the east to the west, many ancient city ruins adorn the vast landscape of Turkey. Previously belonging to various empires that have ruled the land over time, their stories now belong in the history books. Some like Ephesus are still a bustle of activity, receiving thousands of visitors every day who are eager to see the excavated and restored landmarks. Others, however, welcome little or no visitors and their historical timelines do not receive the recognition or praise they so rightly deserve. One such example is the ancient city of Priene in the Western Aegean region of Turkey.
7 Helpful Reasons to Buy Property in Kalkan
Gorgeous Kalkan on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey maintains a discreet reputation on the international travel and property scenes. Often overlooked by the neighbouring, characteristic town of Kas, many tourists also flock to the nearby hubs of Fethiye or Antalya instead. Kalkan remains one of the country’s best-kept secrets, and anyone looking for an abundant lifestyle devoid of hustle and bustle, would fare well to look more into the resort - find out why you should buy a property in Kalkan.
Four Cities to Visit in Turkey other than Istanbul
When it comes to cities, much of the focus in Turkey is on Istanbul. As a finance, business, and tourism hub, it attracts international admiration and many first-time visitors. However, repeat visitors who have seen the main attractions often start to explore further afield to know more about the history, culture, and traditions of the country. Deviating from the typical stereotype of hustle, bustle, and impersonal social life, they offer all the benefits of city life, but much more as well - here are four beautiful cities to explore in Turkey.