Do you have questions about renovation, education, kids, transport, healthcare and more. Within the 'Settling In' section we cover anything and everything to do with owning a property and/or living in Turkey.
National sports and pastimes
Turkey’s culture is entrenched in sport as much as its history and
tourism. It’s highly likely that you will have at some point been
caught up in their obsession for sport, whether it be football, beach
volleyball, swimming and even golf. Here are a few of the sports and
pastimes that you may be able to watch and/or participate in:
If politics doesn’t split Turkey, then its collective obsession for
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Law and the police in Turkey
When you relocate to another country, it is essential that you take
the time to investigate the legal system so that you know what you can and
can't do and what is acceptable behaviour. This week, Andy
Probert of the Turkey Buying Guide provides an insight into law
enforcement and policing in Turkey and provides some need-to-know
background on the most important areas of the law...
Adopting a country as your new homeland always presents new More...
Finding work in Turkey
Beginning your job search when looking for work in Turkey can
seem like a daunting task, especially given the current economic climate.
This week, Andy Probert of the Turkey Buying Guide provides
an insight into the type of work available, tips on how to find work and
how to increase your chances of finding employment by looking for the right
So you’ve landed the home of your dreams, made the move, settled
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Healthcare: Part One
Falling ill in Turkey and experiences with the state health sector five
years ago usually amounted to a battle to get treated and a mega-bill for
the treatment given. Oh how times have changed!
Expats have a straight choice in Turkey: they can buy private medical
insurance from a local insurer tied to an international operator such as
BUPA or AVIVA, or they can take the Turkish state sector’s SGK
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Getting connected in Turkey
As a journalist it is fascinating to see the upturn in 21st century
technology being wholly-heartedly embraced by Turkish residents and the
expat community alike.
For expats looking to live here full-time, the three biggest things in
their lives are: a laptop, mobile phone and their beloved TV.
Getting a laptop is relatively easy with all major brands catered for in
tech shops across the land. Expats do often decide to ship in their laptops
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