Work in Ankara


Ankara offers numerous career opportunities for expatriates in various sectors. Find out more in this article.

Ankara, Turkey's capital city, is the country’s biggest city after Istanbul, its population amounting to over 4.3 million inhabitants. Ankara is found in the Anatolia region, and is the capital city of the province bearing the same name. Ankara is known to be an important industrial and commercial hub, hosting Turkish government headquarters as well as foreign embassies.

Despite its ancient look, Ankara attracts young professionals from around the world due to the various opportunities it offers at different level. In fact, finding a job there should be quite easy if you are planning to settle there. However, you are advised to take the time to inquire on the local labor market's needs beforehand.


Ankara's economy is mainly on the service sector and on administration which are the main job creators. Trade and industry are also very important economic factors. In fact, Ankara is world famous for the production of mohair which is a variety of wool made from goat fur. Mohair is exported to Europe, as well as to other countries.

Ankara is also well known for its vineyards and wine production, as well as for agriculture, including the cultivation of fruits and vegetables, honey production and cattle breeding.

Moreover, this city hosts Turkey's largest industrial park, that is the OSTIM industrial zone which has not only state-owned and private companies, but also aviation firms, industries, weapon manufacturing factories, automotive manufacturers such as the German truck manufacturer MAN SE, Vicat, as well as many multinationals.

Find a job

Most Ankara citizens work in the public sector or in state-owned organizations, in sub-secretariats and other public bodies operating under the aegis of the Turkish government. Services and trade are also important job generators, both for local and foreign nationals. Note that jobs are also available to foreigners in foreign embassies and consulates in Ankara.

You can check out job offers in Ankara in classified ads in local newspapers and on the Internet. If you are already on the spot, you can as well register with a recruitment agency. If you wish to apply for a job in government bodies and embassies, visit their respective websites.

 Useful links: - Job offers 
Turkey Talent
Career Jet
Ankara Job

Recommend Your favourite team
Member since 01 June 2008
Small earth, Mauritius
Write a comment

See also

More and more foreigners are tempted to settle in Turkey in order to set up their own business. The market is rather open to foreign investments.
Turkey is open to young professionals seeking professional experience. An internship might be helpful if you also wish to discover a different culture.
Being Turkey's biggest city, Istanbul has a diversified economy and a dynamic labor market which is open to foreign professionals.
Izmir's economy depends mainly on its commercial port. But other sectors such as industry are also important job generators.

Questions and answers about the labor market

Ask your question
Mohamed omran
Advice for Airport Job. Look online or come there?
By Mohamed omran
Travelling to Turkey !
By Osamasaid
Native speaker baby-sitter
By EdaBas

Expatriate health insurance in Turkey

Free advice and quotation service to choose an expat health insurance in Turkey

Moving to Turkey

Find tips from professionals about moving to Turkey

Travel insurance in Turkey

Enjoy a stress-free travel across Turkey

Flights to Turkey

Find the best prices for your flight tickets to Turkey