Working in Turkey as a foreigner | What jobs can you do?

Working in Turkey as a foreigner | What jobs can you do?

While most expats retire to Turkey with the dream of putting their feet up while basking in the hot summer sun, some would like the choice of being able to work. Whether it is to meet people, keep active, or increase a monthly income, many jobs that require no training could be done by expats but how easy is it to work in Turkey?

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7 Exciting Things to Do in the Fethiye Area

7 Exciting Things to Do in the Fethiye Area

Fethiye is undoubtedly one of the most popular regions in Turkey for tourists, expats, and travellers. Lured by the ideal summer climate and simplicity of Turkish life, it seems as though families just can't get enough of Fethiye. From historic ruins, to beautiful beaches, to mountains, we have gathered a list of the best things to do while you are in Fethiye. 


6 Apps that Every Expat in Turkey Should Have

6 Apps that Every Expat in Turkey Should Have

With the advancement of technology over the few years and the introduction of the app store, information for all your daily living is just a push of a button or a click of a phone away. For expats who move to Turkey, you can find everything from helpful tips, tour guides, historical facts, currency convertors, leaving no question unanswered about life in another country. Here are some apps that every expat should use. 


Kebabs Galore: Tuck into a Meat Feast

Kebabs Galore: Tuck into a Meat Feast

In Turkey, there are currently more than 50 different versions of the famed kebab. With the standard donor kebab recipe having been around for more than 10 centuries, if you want to explore the kebab scene in Turkey; this blog will open your eyes with new facts and showcase 7 tasty kebabs you have to try when in Turkey. 


Let's Drink: Popular Beverages in Turkey

Let's Drink: Popular Beverages in Turkey

When drinking popular beverages in Turkey, get ready for a whirlwind journey of varied tastes. The drink industry thrives on our thirst for unique flavours, whether this is energy drinks, bottled water, fruit juice, fizzy carbonated drinks, booze, or bottled soda. Some are seasonal and confined to the winter and summer months, while others display Turkish culture in all its glory.


Why Antalya is the go-to Muslim holiday spot

Why Antalya is the go-to Muslim holiday spot

Travelling is central to Islam. Mohammed made many trips during his lifetime, and some would say that travelling is important to Muslims as they have to complete Hajj at some point in their lifetimes. But while making the pilgrim trip to Mecca is one travel event not to see much change over the course of time, all other aspects of travelling for Muslims has. In this blog we show just why Antalya is the go-to hotspot for Muslims who are looking to take a long summer holiday. 


What to expect during Kurban Bayram, the Sacrificial Feast

What to expect during Kurban Bayram, the Sacrificial Feast

Kurban Bayram, or the Sacrificial Feast starts 70 days after the end of Ramadan. The four-and-a-half day festival is centered around family and community, and usually celebrated by slaughtering a goat or sheep and preparing a great feast. Read up on how Kurban Bayram will affect you if you're in Turkey - and what you can expect if you're taking part in a Kurban Bayram feast.


A beginner's guide to tipping in Turkey

A beginner's guide to tipping in Turkey

The whens and how-muches of tipping -or baksis (baksheesh) - can be confusing to newcomers to Turkey - especially those of us who come from a non-tipping culture. Here’s a breakdown of how to navigate Turkey’s tipping culture. When to tip, how much and those times when a tip just isn’t appropriate at all.


Why Turkey is a birdwatcher's heaven

Why Turkey is a birdwatcher's heaven

Its location at the crossroads of Asia and Europe has meant Turkey has been an important route for human migration and trade for millennia. However, eons before the first trade route was established, our feathered friends have been winging their way across the country’s on their way to Europe or Asia.


Take Your Pick: Themed Holidays in Turkey

Take Your Pick: Themed Holidays in Turkey

When package holidays became popular in the 1970s, the emphasis was purely on sun, sea and sand. Fast-forward 40 years later, and holiday themes have immensely evolved to cater for everyone. Turkey is one country that embraced diverse tourism and from the East to the West; themed holidays are popular with a variety of nationalities including Brits, Europeans and Americans. Here we take a look at the best themed vacations to try in Turkey. 


Russian losses are a bargain hunter’s gain in Antalya

Russian losses are a bargain hunter’s gain in Antalya

As the rouble plummets, desperate Russians are selling up in Antalya, hoping to insulate themselves against the worst of their country’s economic shocks. However, Russia’s loss is the gain of anyone looking for a bargain resale property, with many homes selling well under value. Most properties are found in the coastal part of Antalya, Konyaalti Beach. Cameron Deggin explains why property in Antalya has always been sought-after and why it will continue to be a safe and lucrative investment.

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Navigating Istanbul’s Transport System

Navigating Istanbul’s Transport System

As the largest, and certainly the busiest city in Turkey, Istanbul is a hive of frenzied activity for the tourism, business and financial sectors all fighting for public transport and highway access. Naturally, these are all supported by an intense network of transport options, ranging from the Metro, tram, car hire, taxis and buses, all used by millions of people per day. Here is the lowdown on navigating and moving around Turkey's greatest city. 


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