Retiring to Turkey


How many Expats live in Turkey? Best cities to live

How many Expats live in Turkey? Best cities to live

The expat residency population of Turkey runs into the thousands. An easy-going, relaxed lifestyle has lured many different nationalities to settle permanently in the country. They generally settle in the same areas and towns, although there are a few exceptions, notably, foreigners who have moved here for marriage and family. Find out how many expats live in Turkey, and where they decide to make their home. 


Easy Ways to Learn the Turkish Language

Easy Ways to Learn the Turkish Language

Thousands of expats and repeat holidaymakers to Turkey would like to learn the national language. Being fluent in Turkish bridges the social and cultural gaps but for expats or people in mixed cultural relationships, it also makes daily life much easier when you speak the native tongue. Some people have learned the language without difficulties, but most of our expat customers say it is hard, and they would love to find easy ways to learn Turkish - find out easy ways to learn Turkish here. 


17 ways to deal with homesickness when you move to Turkey

17 ways to deal with homesickness when you move to Turkey

It's rare to find the expat in Turkey who hasn't been afflicted at some point by homesickness. Whether it's a longing for your home, the loved ones you left behind - or even just your favourite food - homesickness is something every newcomer to Turkey will deal with at some point. Read our guide to the symptoms of homesickness, and how to combat its effects. 


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.


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.


Living in Turkey: Will The Language Barrier Be a Problem?

Living in Turkey: Will The Language Barrier Be a Problem?

As Turkey becomes one of the top destinations in the world for expats and foreigners purchasing real estate, more people are asking: ​Do you need to learn Turkish in order to live in Turkey? In this blog we take a look at the language barrier you might experience if you move to Turkey, including some helpful tips for getting around it, and some helpful phrases to get you started on your way to learning some Turkish language skills. 


Five tips everyone should know before moving to Turkey

Five tips everyone should know before moving to Turkey

Turkey is a beautiful and fascinating country, a wonderful country that attracts thousands to relocate every year to new landscapes. But how well are you prepared for your move? From the essential art of haggling in the local market to the inevitable homesickness of pining for your home country, in this blog we give you a rundown on the five essential aspects of Turkish life and relocation tips you'll need to prepare for before you leave and start your new life in Turkey. 


Europeans flee Spanish coast for Turkish havens

Europeans flee Spanish coast for Turkish havens

Spain, in particular the Costa del Sol, has always been a firm favourite with Brits, who have been moving their in the hundreds of thousands. However, the Eurozone crisis has turned the Spanish dream into a nightmare for many expats. High unemployment and plummeting property prices meant the end of the golden weather for many, who are heading home or looking further afield to more stable countries. We speak with former Spanish property owners who fell out of love with Spain and discovered a new life in Turkey.


Looking after Your Health While in Turkey

Looking after Your Health While in Turkey

Nobody likes to fall ill at the best of times, and falling ill whilst abroad is certainly not ideal. Whether you are on your summer vacation, or own a property and live in Turkey all year round, visitors and expats alike can enjoy peace of mind with the high quality of healthcare in Turkey and range of facilities readily available. In this blog we take a look at looking after your health while in Turkey, and what you can do to help prevent any health problems while on Turkish soil.


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. 


How to avoid a property scam in Turkey

How to avoid a property scam in Turkey

If something appears 'too good to be true', a general rule of thumb suggests that it just might be too good to be true - this has been the case over the years with some frightening stories of people thinking they have found their dream property in Turkey, only later finding out they have been the victim of a scam by trying to cut corners or trusting in people who they shouldn't have. If you delve a little deeper, you will see that most of the scams could have been avoided if a few simple steps had been adhered to - we give you our top advice on how to avoid being scammed in Turkey. 


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