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At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Turkey has a strategic position between the Eastern and Western world. The economy of the country appears as dynamic, with a developing tertiary sector. Expatriates can then find job opportunities here.

Turkey is renowned for the kindness of its population who is welcoming towards foreigners coming to settle in the country to work and live.

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Istanbul has a lot to offer to expats, from museums and art galleries to concerts, music festivals and other cultural events. Hence, there's not a chance that you will get bored, whether you are moving alone or with your partner. Find out more about leisure activities in Istanbul.

The 5th largest city in the world with a population of over 17 million, Istanbul is famous for its history of three great empires: Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman. The citys energy makes it a cultural, economic and financial hub in Turkey. When it comes to expat living, it is full of opportunities, but here are some practical tips to help you adjust to your new environment and lifestyle.

Istanbul is a city with a combination of history and modern life. While the city regularly welcomes newcomers with its relentless energy, every day comes up with new opportunities regarding accommodation, from renting a place to Airbnb to buying a property like a large house with garden. To help you make the best choice, here is an overview of the real estate market and conditions relating to buying property in Istanbul.

If you are considering moving to another country and city, it always looks challenging at first. Istanbul is a city that has a lot to offer to anyone who would like to relocate and spend a couple of years there. Check out our practical tips about local culture, social life, and climate in Istanbul.

Discovering the local cuisine is with no doubt part of exploring the culture of your new city. Besides leisure activities like concerts, museums, contemporary art, theatres, etc., you will also get a lot of time to enjoy the vibrant food scene. Here is a tasty tour of Istanbul for the foodies.

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Expat Women in Turkey

last year

Expat Women in Turkey is a place where through the interviews expat women share about their life in Turkey. It is a place where you can find comfort or some great pieces of advice about how to overcome some obstacles that come on your way in your new country. Also it is a place where I share my personal expat experience and ty to connect women in many cities in Turkey, so they can make new friends and never feel lonely here. Read more about it on the website. There is also a contact number where you can send whatsapp message, so you can be added to Whatsapp groups.

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Growing Up Two

2 years ago

Growinguptwo.com is a family travel and Turkey lifestyle blog written by Sam Ozer, an expat, and twin-mum that has lived on the coast in Turkey for more than 12 years. Enjoy the rants and ramblings about daily life and parenting in Turkey plus arm yourself with tips on where to go in Fethiye, what to do with the kids and how to live amongst the locals. A quirky take on expat life in a country where you expect the unexpected!

Sam Ozer | Growing Up Two
FunkTravels Podcast and Blog

2 years ago

The FunkTravels Podcast is hosted by an American expat couple living in Turkey, Catie and Jason Funk. Together they believe in intentional dreaming for international living. The bi-weekly episodes document their journey from leaving the United States to becoming expats in Izmir, Turkey(30+ episodes!). Through this podcast and blog, they hope to help encourage other expats to live and travel in the country of their choosing. Our dream is Turkey!

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