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Top 7 foodie destinations in Turkey

Top 7 foodie destinations in Turkey

When it comes to reasons to visit Turkey, food is right up there with beaches and culture for many visitors. And who can blame them? Fresh produce, quality meat and seafood combine to create a range of diverse dishes that reach far beyond the kebab and kofte you find back home. Join us on a culinary tour of Turkey, taking in the best places to enjoy some simply superb regional dishes.


Boardroom etiquette: how to do business in Turkey

Boardroom etiquette: how to do business in Turkey

Cultural misunderstandings can happen to us all, and most of the time we can laugh it off our differences.  However, add a critical meeting or multi-million dollar deal into the mix and it might not be a laughing matter. Read our guide on how to conduct business in Turkey and strike that deal with confidence.

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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.


Celebrating National Sovereignty and Children's Day

Celebrating National Sovereignty and Children's Day

Today's national holiday celebrates those who will shape Turkey's future: it's children. Stemming from the very birth of the Republic of Turkey when Ataturk dedicated the nation to those who would lead it in future years, Children and Sovereignty Day celebrates Ataturk's ideals in a huge festival of children. Turkey's Children's Day eventually formed the benchmark for International Children's Day, which is celebrated by around 50 countries around the world.

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13 easy ways to make friends in Turkey

13 easy ways to make friends in Turkey

When you move to a new country it's easy to fall into the expat trap. But making friends with the locals is not only rewarding: it's incredibly useful, offering newcomers an insight into a fascinating new culture with all its traditions and history - and the countless quirks that make a country unique. Read our guide and you'll soon be making friends in Turkey, left, right and centre.

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Exploring expat life in Turkey. Part 3: living in Antalya

Exploring expat life in Turkey. Part 3: living in Antalya

There are many reasons to move to Turkey: a fresh start, a new job, or retirement in a sunny location. Making the decision to move is easy: making the leap is another thing altogether. In our series on expat living, we talk with four foreigners living in four different locations around Turkey. Discover the highs and lows of living in their adopted home in Turkey. Part three: Antalya.


Exploring expat life in Turkey. Part 2: living in Fethiye

Exploring expat life in Turkey. Part 2: living in Fethiye

People move to Turkey for many reasons: starting a new life or new job, a lower cost of living or simply to enjoy a life in sunnier climes. However, deciding to move is just the beginning. Selecting a new home is another issue. In our series on expat living, we talk with four different foreigners living in four different places in Turkey. Discover what they love - and dislike - about their new home in Turkey. We speak to Cynthia, who retired to Calis Beach in Fethiye, about living in the popular seaside town.


Exploring expat life in Turkey. Part 1: living in Bodrum

Exploring expat life in Turkey. Part 1: living in Bodrum

People relocate to Turkey for a number of reasons: a new life, a new job, lower cost of living or a life in the sun. Deciding to move is the easy part. Choosing where to go is quite another. In our series on expat living, we talk with four different foreigners living in four different places in Turkey. Discover what they love - and dislike - about their new home in Turkey. We speak to Jason, who moved to Bodrum with his young family, about the good and the bad of living on the peninusla.


Take to the skies: hot air ballooning in Cappadocia

Take to the skies: hot air ballooning in Cappadocia

Cappadocia’s fairy tale rock formations and expansive plains are breathtaking from the ground. But taking to the sky on a peaceful balloon flight offers a new perspective of this extraordinary landscape. We give you the lowdown on getting up high in Cappadocia.


Uncovering Bolu's hidden delights

Uncovering Bolu's hidden delights

Bolu might just be the most beautiful location you've never heard of. Located in northwestern Turkey, equidistant between Ankara and Istanbul, the region has a wealth of mountains, dense forests, natural springs and lakes, as well as a collection of Ottoman houses that draw visitors from all over the country. We've designed a luxury home here that's currently under construction. Discover the delights of Bolu - and how you too could build your dream home in this area of natural beauty.


Why Turkey still beats Spain hands down

Why Turkey still beats Spain hands down

Spain and Turkey have many similarities. They’re both large countries with diverse landscapes and temperatures and an eclectic cultural mix. They’re both holiday favourites - thanks to the favourable summer heat and the many miles of beautiful coastline. But after that, the similarities grind to a halt. We outline some of the key differences - and why we believe Turkey is still the best bet.


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