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Turkey > Health


Dental And Ophthalmic Care In Turkey: How To Find The Right Options For You

Wednesday August 12, 2020 (15:47:59)

Finding the right healthcare provider for your requirements can be tricky, especially if you’re doing so as an expat. But if you’re looking to get your eyes and teeth taken care of whilst you're in Turkey, here’s what you need to know.   more ...

Turkey > Financial


How To Open A Bank Account In Turkey

Wednesday July 15, 2020 (18:32:43)

Most state banks in Turkey were originally established to finance specific industries (such as Ziraat Bank, which was established to help agricultural development), but private banks generally have close connections to large industrial groups and holdings. The Central Bank of Turkey was founded in the early 1930s, and it is responsible for things like issuing banknotes, protecting the currency, and regulating the overall banking system. It also finances the government's budget deficits and makes loans to public and private banks.   more ...

Turkey > Property


How To Rent Or Buy Property In Turkey

Tuesday April 28, 2020 (11:28:52)

Buying a property in Turkey

The Turkish government has removed many of the hurdles that once made buying property in Turkey more difficult for foreign nationals. Therefore, if you are looking to purchase a home there, you can now do so just as easily as a Turkish citizen could. Military clearance, for example, while still required in some areas, is no longer needed in many parts of Turkey, including in Mugla, where foreign property ownership is high. As well as speeding up bureaucratic processes, the new laws provide new opportunities for buyers. For example, they allow them to participate in auctions and buy repossessed properties.   more ...

Turkey > Moving


How To Apply For A Visa In Turkey

Friday March 20, 2020 (12:49:13)

Many foreign nationals will need a visa to enter Turkey. The standard Turkish tourist/visit visa is valid on a multiple-entry basis for a period of up to 90 days in a 180-day period. Some cruise ship passengers, who arrive at sea ports to visit as tourists, may be exempt from needing a visa, assuming they have an eligible passport and are staying for less than 72 hours.

You can apply for your visa at your nearest embassy or consulate, or you can obtain an eVisa online. An eVisa costs around $35, plus a small service fee, which can be paid by credit or debit card. If you decide to apply for an eVisa, you must do so at least 48 hours, and up to three months, before you travel. It is always advisable to carry a printed copy of your eVisa, in case there are any technical errors.

An eVisa is only valid for the purpose of travel, tourism, and commerce. Be wary of using unauthorised websites, which could charge additional fees or issue fake eVisas. You can visit the official government website here.

If you are planning on remaining in Turkey for a period of more than 90 days, you can apply for a long-stay visa before you travel. Alternatively, once you are in Turkey, you can obtain a residence permit from the local authorities, so long as you do so before you have been there more than 90 days.

If you are entering Turkey by crossing a land border, be sure to check that your passport has a dated entry stamp, before you leave and continue your journey. Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months from the date you enter Turkey, and that there is a full blank page available for the entry and exit stamps.   more ...

Turkey > Working


How To Find A Job In Turkey

Tuesday March 03, 2020 (12:38:17)

Turkey is a popular destination for expats seeking residence and work, particularly its beautiful city of Istanbul and its capital, Ankara. If you are interested in working in tourism and hospitality, the tech industry or English teaching, you will find suitable vacancies in Turkey, but the country’s economy has recently taken a downturn and you may not find as wide a range of jobs as was previously available. There are a number of bureaucratic steps you will need to take if you are planning to relocate. Please read on for further details.   more ...

Turkey > Links


Turkey - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Wednesday May 31, 2017 (12:04:00)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Turkey and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

Turkey > Links


Turkey - Recommended Blogs

Friday January 13, 2017 (17:36:13)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Turkey and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

Turkey > Living


Interview With Anastasia M. Ashman and Jennifer Eaton Gokmen, Istanbul-based American editors of Tales from the Expat Harem

Tuesday November 24, 2015 (16:09:58)
Anastasia Ashman
This expatriate literature project, an internationally bestselling anthology by foreign women in modern Turkey, has been praised by everyone from diplomats to professors, top travel publications like National Geographic Traveler and Lonely Planet, and major global newspapers like Canada's Globe & Mail, the UK's Daily Telegraph, and the International Herald Tribune in Paris.   more ...

Turkey > Living


What To Do If You're Arrested In Turkey

Friday July 10, 2015 (23:48:20)
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Turkey is a culturally rich country with a modern character. Human habitation in this region dates back more than 25,000 years, and the first temple in the world was built here during Neolithic times. Today it is known for its multi-religious heritage and cosmopolitan society.

Turkey is a relatively safe country and most expats do not face any problems during their stay. If you find yourself in trouble with the law in Turkey, here’s what you need to know.   more ...

Turkey > Living


Preparing For The Climate In Turkey

Monday April 06, 2015 (22:19:56)

With its location primarily in the temperate zone in Western Asia and Southeastern Europe, most expats expect Turkey to have a temperate climate. However, the country extends across a reasonably large area (783,562 square kilometers) of very diverse landscape, with mountains, plateaus, and coastal areas, surrounded by seas on three sides, and with the Sea of Marmara inside its borders, along with several straits, lakes, and rivers. As a result, the climate is also extremely diverse – parts of Turkey have rather harsh winters, while other parts enjoy a comfortable Mediterranean climate, and not far away you’ll find warm regions with plenty of humidity and rain. It’s important to figure out exactly where in Turkey you’ll be living, so that you can prepare accordingly.   more ...

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