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Is it Easy to Find a Job in Turkey?

Is it Easy to Find a Job in Turkey?

While many of our clients are retired, wannabe expats, younger generations often ask if it is easy to find a job in Turkey. Many foreigners want to work in the country and live here all year round. Before 2000, anyone could get on a plane and work in a bar or restaurant the next day. In the years to follow, Turkey tightened up and started deporting and fining foreigners without a work permit, and by receiving cash in hand, they were not paying taxes and had no healthcare coverage.


Six things you'll find hard to get used to in Turkey

Six things you'll find hard to get used to in Turkey

Moving countries is exciting. New food to discover, new neighbourhoods to explore. But there's also the uncertainty of negotiating the strange new customs and sights of your new home. We outline a few things you might not know about Turkey, from its obsession with cay (tea) to its ubiquitous fountains.


Is Turkey a Good Place to Retire?

Is Turkey a Good Place to Retire?

Sometimes clients ask, is Turkey a good place to retire? Having previously bought holiday homes here, they think about living in Turkey as retired expats when they finally give up work. Our answer is always the same. If you have funds and do not have to work, life in Turkey for foreigners is perfect. We need only look at people who already moved to see proof. The best places to live in Turkey include thousands of expats within their communities.


Can I Live in Turkey Permanently? Guide for Foreigners

Can I Live in Turkey Permanently? Guide for Foreigners

Many people often ask if they can live in Turkey permanently. The answer is yes. The gorgeous weather, beautiful beaches, and delicious cuisine all speak to our senses and the thought of experiencing it 365 days a year is what some would call their idea of heaven. However, much like any major lifestyle decision, it is about more than just yes or no.


Provinces in Turkey That Earn Admiration from Around the World

Provinces in Turkey That Earn Admiration from Around the World

Altogether 81 provinces in Turkey form this magnificent country that captures the hearts of holidaymakers and foreign expats. While many assume all of Turkey is golden sands like the travel brochures portray it to be, the provinces are as diverse as they are varied. They also belong to 7 different geographical regions, each with unique climate, culture, traditions, and cuisine.


Expats in Turkey: Starter Guide to Live in the Country

Expats in Turkey: Starter Guide to Live in the Country

Ask any expats in Turkey, and they say living abroad in this country was the best lifestyle move they made. Don't just take our word for it, either. Thousands of expatriate circles exist in towns, villages, and cities. According to the annual expat survey by HSBC bank, they also ranked Turkey as the seventh-best country for overseas living by foreigners.


10 Famous Places in Turkey: Top Tourist Attractions to Visit

10 Famous Places in Turkey: Top Tourist Attractions to Visit

To list all the famous places in Turkey would take a book since each deserves recognition for a specific reason, whether this is Trabzon, the hazelnut production king, or Gaziantep, that earns admiration as the best place to buy baklava. From the shores of Gallipoli, to the capital Ankara, Turkey's political hub, each one is as intriguing as it is famous.


Britain's enduring love affair with Fethiye

Britain's enduring love affair with Fethiye

One in 20 residents of Fethiye hails from overseas, and a high number of those are Brits. Despite coronavirus, the lure of this part of Mediterranean Turkey remains strong. We look at Fethiye's enduring popularity with British people, and highlight some of the attributes of an area rich in history, culture and natural beauty. 


All About Fethiye - Turkey and Why Everyone Loves It

All About Fethiye - Turkey and Why Everyone Loves It

Fethiye in Turkey inspires everyone to get on a plane. Sitting on the Mediterranean coastline, this region is a central sailing hub of the Turquoise coast, and a sailors' playground for international yachts from around the world. The many sandy beaches, nearby ancient ruins and the gorgeous climate also make it a top holiday destination for many nationalities.


What is Special about Turkey? Unique Things to Make You Visit

What is Special about Turkey? Unique Things to Make You Visit

While we can list many things, it is hard to define precisely what is special about Turkey. It is a combination of qualities, but every foreigner who visits this country picks up the vibe. The unique ambience washes over everyone from the moment they step off the plane. Following them around for every day of their holiday, it easily lures them back year after year.



Where is the Best Place to Live in Turkey?

Where is the Best Place to Live in Turkey?

If we follow trends, deciding where the best place to live in Turkey is, Istanbul firmly stands out. Turkey already has thousands of foreigners of various nationalities residing here all year round and stats show they tend to gravitate to some areas more than others. As a general rule, you will find very few foreigners living in the south in places like Mardin. They are landlocked districts, keep a conservative ambience, and few locals speak foreign languages.


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