Safety in turkey


Is it Safe to Live in Turkey?

Is it Safe to Live in Turkey?

On the odd occasion, customers sometimes ask if it is safe to live in Turkey? This is quite understandable given that holidaying in a country and living in it, are two different experiences. People also ask for several reasons. Some want to know about crime rates and how safe it is for single females. Some wonder about the border region that Turkey shares with Syria while others cite terrorism that is a worldwide concern.


The Truth About Life in Turkey as an Expat

The Truth About Life in Turkey as an Expat

In our series about expat life in Turkey, we talk to real people in the country to get a realistic outlook and viewpoint on what living in Turkey is like. In this article, we talk with Natalie Sayin. She has lived in Turkey for 15 years, been married and divorced here, worked as a rep, estate agent and is now a location independent freelancer. We asked her to tell us more about her life in Turkey as an expat.


Is it Safe to Travel to Istanbul in 2017?

Is it Safe to Travel to Istanbul in 2017?

When talking about Turkey the country, a frequent question that often pops up is whether it is safe to travel to Istanbul in 2017. Three years ago, people asking this question were more concerned with muggers, scams, road traffic or the safety of solo female travellers. These days, terrorism is sometimes asked, with ISIS and their continued attacks on cities around the world a concern for safety for those who have never been to Istanbul before. Read about how safe it is to travel to Istanbul in 2017 here. 


Tips for Travelling Solo in Turkey

Tips for Travelling Solo in Turkey

Over the last few decades, solo travel has risen in popularity. People from all generations often set off to explore the world on their own, sometimes with the blessing of their families, at other times, with discrete concern. Turkey is one of the countries that profited from this new trend, with many international foreigners wowing friends back home with their tales of city exploration in Istanbul, fairy chimneys in Cappadocia and gulet cruises on the Mediterranean coast. Find the best tips and advice for solo travelling in Turkey, as a male or female. 


Living or Travelling as a Solo Foreign Woman in Turkey

Living or Travelling as a Solo Foreign Woman in Turkey

"I have many female friends who live and travel around Turkey as solo foreign women. Most are from the UK and a few from countries like Germany or Switzerland. Strangely enough, they all have a common bond in that they feel safer in Turkey than they ever did in their home countries." Natalie Sayin provides us with an interview on travelling and living in Turkey as a solo woman, giving lots of tips and advice to anyone thinking of heading to Turkish shores alone in the near future.  


Driving in Turkey: Are You Up For the Challenge?

Driving in Turkey: Are You Up For the Challenge?

Over the last 10 years, the Turkish government have ploughed money into developing some of the finest quality roads to rival Western countries and improve infrastructure and access to main cities in the country. However, depending on who you talk to, it is not the roads that are the problem in Turkey, but the people driving on them! In this blog we give you our best tips to driving in Turkey as a foreigner without giving into road rage or ending the day bruised and battered. 


9 Turkish habits that will drive you crazy, and how to manage them

9 Turkish habits that will drive you crazy, and how to manage them

Moving to a new country isn’t easy. It’s not just sandy beaches and sparkling seas - navigating a new culture can be interesting at best, and utterly infuriating at its worst. From driving to queuing, discover the nine Turkish habits sure to drive a new expat round the ben. But don’t worry - we also give you a few ideas of how to manage them without blowing a gasket.


Top Travel Tips for Turkey: Includes Budgeting and Culture

Top Travel Tips for Turkey: Includes Budgeting and Culture

Visited by over 30 million tourists every single year, there must be something in the Turkish air that keeps bringing them back. The diversity of culture found in this part of the world, a historically rich timeline, and more than 700,000 square kilometres of land makes Turkey an interesting country to visit - and a vast one too. Such is the experience of people who come to Turkey that it often attracts repeat visitors, lured year on year by the friendly nature of Turks and the beauty of various destinations and beaches. First time visitors may find themselves a little overwhelmed by the unique ambience and vibes. So, we have decided to help. This blog is designed to help you keep to your budget, as well as adhere to social, and culture norms - read our list of holiday tips. 



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