We hope that by writing an expat guide to living in Turkey, all our customers who have plans to move to the country on a permanent basis will have a useful system to follow. However, while we have many hints, tips, guides, and bucket loads of advice, it is worth mentioning that some characteristics will stand you in good stead during the first year of living in Turkey as an expat.
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In most places of Turkey but especially Istanbul, Turkish street food is a culinary preference for many Turks and foreigners. Vendors deliver low prices, delicious tastes, and ready to eat food to hundreds of working locals or travellers looking for a quick bite to eat, without all the pomp and grandeur. All around the world, simplicity is what makes street food popular, and the Turks happen to be masters at it.
The extensive choice of things to do in Turkey for families makes it one of the top kid-friendly destinations in the world. We’re talking about an easy-going, stress-free holiday for you and the kids, where relaxation, fun-filled activities are the order of the day. It’s no surprise that parents love Turkey because the country’s culture revolves around family. Turks love children and wholeheartedly indulge in making days unique for them.
Mums and dads will be delighted to know there are plenty of places to go in Turkey for families and summer vacations. Keeping kids entertained is a top priority while on holiday and Turkey’s reputation as a family-friendly nation who welcomes everyone regardless of their age, means this is easily done. The question is, what makes a place or destination more suitable for families than others?
Doc Martin's Surgery has helped thousands of expats trying to navigate the bureaucracy and madness of the Turkish system. Marie Coggin meets Martin Redman, who's made it his mission to help people get started in their Turkish life, and asks him a few questions, discovering that he's not nearly as cantankerous as his namesake.
Investing in property will always be a head-over-heart purchase. However, that doesn't mean to say that buying a Turkey home as an investment is all about business: Cameron Deggin tells us the ins and outs of investing in a home on Turkey's south coast, versus opting to invest in Turkey's biggest city, Istanbul.
Knowing the basics of Turkish property law is essential for anyone thinking of buying a home in the country. This will help safeguard your interests, but also ensure that after you’ve chosen your new home, you can stay involved with the legal process of applying and signing for your title deeds. This blog answers all the questions you need to know before buying real estate in Turkey.
Over the last decade, Turkey has seen many infrastructure projects come to fruition, one success story is the Tunektepe cable car in Antalya. It has been many years in the making and originally thought of in 2013, the first section opened in 2017. It cost 15 million Turkish lira to build, and locals and tourists have flocked to Tunektepe to take the 8.5-minute ride that gives them amazing panoramic views over Sarisu Creek, the western Taurus mountains, Setur Marina and the Konyaalti district.
Certain business sectors in Turkey are firing on all cylinders. Attracting attention from global investors, entrepreneurs and savvy business executives, the supercharged industries matter for one reason. They are all contributing towards Turkey’s 2023 vision plan to be a top ten economy of the world. So, which Turkish industries are significantly contributing towards changing the face of the country?
Wine lovers venturing outside the Bodrum peninsula will be richly rewarded: Mor Salkim's 96,000 square metres yield the varieties Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Bornova Misketi. Turkey's growing reputation as a wine producing country might surprise some - but many historians believe wine began in the country, thousands of years ago.