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What's the cost of living in Turkey compared to say Spain, Italy, France, UK. Find out all about living costs in Turkey. How much will your pension go

Why Turkey’s Real Estate Market Attracts Foreign Buyers

Why Turkey’s Real Estate Market Attracts Foreign Buyers

Since 2002, Turkey’s real estate market has grown in popularity with foreigners who either seek a life in the sun or want an alternative method to build their investment portfolio. At the moment, while other industries struggle through current economic woes, the foreign housing market is at an all-time high. In September 2018, foreign property sales increased by a staggering 151 year on year. 


Forget Silicon Valley: starting a business in Turkey

Forget Silicon Valley: starting a business in Turkey

Low costs and a young population clamouring for goods and services mean Turkey makes a fantastic place to start your own company. Entrepreneurs are discovering the country that bridges east and west is a fertile ground for new ideas and innovation. Discover why Turkey is the ideal start up destination, and get a few tips to help you get started.


Why you should buy a property in Calis, Turkey

Why you should buy a property in Calis, Turkey

Belonging to the Fethiye Peninsula, its nearby touristic attractions of the Blue Lagoon in Oludeniz or the ghost village of Kayakoy often overshadow its presence. Yet, British holidaymakers highly favour Calis, and it has turned into a pleasant expat destination. Reasons why property buyers chose Calis as their preferred place to relocate, are plenty - discover why Calis is one of our top picks for buying a holiday or permanent home in Turkey.


The Cost of Living in Turkey in 2016

The Cost of Living in Turkey in 2016

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.


How to Get Internet Access in Turkey

How to Get Internet Access in Turkey

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.


The Istanbul Shopping Maze

The Istanbul Shopping Maze

From the historic Grand Bazaar, to some of the largest shopping malls in Europe, to some of the most famous shopping streets full of boutiques and antiques - Istanbul is a maze for shoppers and a delight for those who are looking to shop until you drop. Follow us on a journey, an expensive journey, through some of the best malls, avenues, and markets for shopping in Istanbul. 


Seven mistakes people make when they move to Turkey

Seven mistakes people make when they move to Turkey

There are two types of people who move to Turkey: the planners, who spend time researching their new country and all their new lives will bring, and the impulsive, who dive in headfirst, making it up as they go along. Which group you belong to can greatly impact your chances in a new country. However, as much as you plan for the concrete there will always be a few things you hadn’t anticipated. We look at some of the most common mistakes people make when they move to Turkey - and how you can combat them.


Costs of living in Turkey versus the UK

Costs of living in Turkey versus the UK

Life in Turkey is certainly a lot cheaper than life in the UK, both in terms of property prices, and just general living costs - in this blog we dive into exactly how much it would cost you to live in Turkey permanently, what your outgoings would be, and compare those to that of life in the UK. You might be surprised at just how much of a saving you could make with your new Turkish life. 


Retiring and making a home in Antalya, Turkey

Retiring and making a home in Antalya, Turkey

After making the move from Manchester to Side, Antalya, some 13 years ago, Stephen Wright knows more than most about what it's like to live and be an expat in Turkey. We ask Stephen all the questions that someone who is looking to retire in Turkey would want answering - including all the information and some pre-move tips to ease your move abroad, as well as a look at how life has changed for Stephen since he first made the move all those years ago. 


Best regions of Turkey for Expat Living

Best regions of Turkey for Expat Living

With around 30 million tourists heading to Turkey each year, it is no surprise that more and more tourists are turning into expats, adding to the ranks of foreigners who have purchased real estate in Turkey. With the standard of living increasing on a yearly basis and the infrastructure and development of the country providing a rapid rise in quality of life, the questions would-be expats are asking is: where to live? With 770,000 square miles to choose from, the abundance of choice can prove to be a difficult one to make: in this blog we provide you the most popular and best areas for expats to live in Turkey. 


The top free things to do in Istanbul

The top free things to do in Istanbul

Istanbul is crammed with quality free sites. You can feast your eyes on free art, or sit in a square and enjoy free music. You can explore parks where tulips nod in their thousands, or gaze upon Ottoman mosques, palaces or mansions. You can learn about a city’s history, or step inside the home of one of its most famous inhabitants. From museums to beaches, we have compiled a list of the very best cultural, historical and leisure attractions available to all in the city.


8 Useful things to know before moving to Turkey

8 Useful things to know before moving to Turkey

Are you thinking of moving to Turkey? Or looking to spend a Turkish summer travelling? Before you go, have a read of our top things you wish you knew before stepping foot on this part of the world. We talk to veteran traveller and current Turkish expat Ulrike Bauer has lived in an impressive eight countries across four continents during her lifetime. The 62-year-old former teacher from Munich is currently finding home in Antalya City and we pick Ulrike’s brains and discover what people really need to know before they move to Turkey. Anyone thinking of buying a property in Turkey - this is a must read before you do, it could save you a lot of money and hassle.


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