Moving to Turkey

Frequently asked questions about moving to Turkey, how to retire in Turkey, what's it like to move, become a resident, live and work in Turkey

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.


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.


The Best Istanbul Neighbourhoods for Expats Looking to Relocate

The Best Istanbul Neighbourhoods for Expats Looking to Relocate

The long list of Istanbul neighbourhoods run into hundreds and this is no surprise given, it is Turkey’s largest, most populated city. As a hub of everything and anything, including business, education, tourism, health, and economy, people flock from all over the world to boost the local population of Turks. Many Istanbul expats are working professionals, while others just like an urban lifestyle. All have one thing in common, though, and that is to live somewhere decent.


Living in Istanbul as a Foreigner: 9 Useful Things to Know

Living in Istanbul as a Foreigner: 9 Useful Things to Know

From tourist to expat, if you are thinking of living in Istanbul as a foreigner, it is a great lifestyle move to make. As Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul offers so much including a low cost of living, a unique culture, the best nightlife and shopping scenes in the country, as well as abundance of tourist and historical attractions.


Where is the Best Country to Live in Europe?

Where is the Best Country to Live in Europe?

When deciding where is the best country to live in Europe, you need to consider several factors. Everyone’s lifestyle needs and wants differ and what might be an excellent country for a working expat is not ideal for one who has retired. Some have a family to care for and need to find good schools, while others want excellent health facilities for any ailments they have.


How much do I need to retire in Turkey? How can I?

How much do I need to retire in Turkey? How can I?

If your checklist for retirement includes long hot summers, short winters, healthy food, affordable restaurants, an inviting coastline and a friendly welcoming culture, then hosgeldiniz: welcome to Turkey. As a retirement destination, Turkey ticks many boxes, as well as having a high quality of life with a low cost of living.


Lost and found: the joys and frustrations of life in Turkey

Lost and found: the joys and frustrations of life in Turkey

Life as an expat in Turkey isn't all sandy beaches and sunshine. Well - there is that, but with it comes the frustrations of settling into and adapting to a new life. Marie Coggin explores some of the things she gave up when she moved to Turkey, and realises that the things she found more than make up for what she left behind.


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