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Expat Clubs and Societies in Turkey

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Expat Clubs and Societies in Turkey

Post Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:27 pm

Hi Folks

When you move to a new country there is nothing worse than feeling isolated in an unfamiliar environment. With this in mind we are updating the expat groups section of the Expat Focus Country Guide for Turkey.

Please would you take a moment to share the details of any expat clubs or societies in your area?

Details can be posted here by replying to this topic, sent directly to me by email on or submitted directly using the submission form.

Also, please don't forget to use the What's on in Turkey forum and our Turkey Facebook group to add upcoming expat events etc, thank you!

We look forward to hearing from you!
Kind regards


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Re: Expat Clubs and Societies in Turkey

Post Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:37 pm

For women in Izmir there is the International Association for Women.
They have get togethers, dinners etc. They welcome new members and offer support.
There is some charity work going on too- donations as well as getting involved.

Web page :


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Re: Expat Clubs and Societies in Turkey

Post Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:39 pm

This came from the Int Women of Izmir, so a big thank you to whoever was responsible for it! Smile And I hope they don't mind my putting it here! Wink I'm sure they don't! Smile

As an Expat one can feel virtually 'unconnected' at times. In a foreign land, where sometimes the way of things can seem confusing, it can be a great comfort to connect with similar 'others' who have gone before you - been there, done that - and so here is a website listing of organizations and blogs to help the newly arrived feel less adrift.....Istanbul, Ankara, Didim and Fethiye are included for those of us who may spend time in those cities or even go to live there.
A rich source for quick and accurate information and a communication gateway for the expat community in Turkey. Includes updated events calendar and yellow pages for Istanbul and Ankara. Services in English, French and German.

Turkey Central (A personal favourite!) (Main Site) (Forums)
Turkey's English-Friendly Internet Directory. / / / (this lists Government Agencies) / / (A global business women's organization, also here in Izmir).

TAA (Turkish American Association, Izmir), Alsancak (You don't have to be American or Turkish to attend functions here). ( Written by American Bea Vanni who lived in Istanbul but now back in USA.

American Women of Istanbul -
AWI is a social network open to Americans, Canadians, and spouses of U.S. or Canadian citizens. AWI provides social programs ranging from special interest groups to charities. If you're a newcomer to Istanbul, please contact our Newcomer's Committee so you can start to feel at home in your new country!

Ankara Women's Club
The Ankara Women's Club is an international social group that aims to organize social, cultural and intellectual activities within the foreign community in Ankara. Activities take place in English. For more information contact Carolyn Ozcan at (312) 240-4483 or write to ankarawomensclub(at)

Expat Arrivals
ExpatArrivals offers expert info for global expats in over 70 destinations. We partner with expat experts resident in each country to provide relevant, useful local intelligence.

Expats in Turkey
General Information about expat life in Turkey.

Didim - Didim has large British community.

Fethiye Times
Community News and Information Centre for SW Turkey.

International Professional Women of Istanbul Network (IPWIN)
Launched in October 2008, IPWIN is a place where professional women in Istanbul can come and share stories and experiences, tips and information. We would like to see it as both a professional and social network.

International Women of Istanbul


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Re: Expat Clubs and Societies in Turkey

Post Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:55 pm


Thanks! A great selection Very Happy I will add these to the Expat Groups in Turkey in the Expat Focus Expatriate Guide


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