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Settling In

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: Football If politics doesn’t split Turkey, then its collective obsession for everything to do with  More...


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 employment opportunities. So you’ve landed the home of your dreams, made the move, settled into the  More...


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 route. The quality of state hospitals have improved immeasurably  More...


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 from the UK under the  More...


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