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Living in Istanbul, from Germany

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Maggy Roswick

Living in Istanbul, from USA

"With all the great information and contacts provided by InterNations, it was no big deal to get settled in Istanbul."

InterNations - a community of trust

InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in Istanbul

  • Build up valuable contacts with like-minded Istanbul expats
  • Find reliable information and trustworthy tips about the expat life in Istanbul
  • Join top-class InterNations events to meet fellow expatriates in town

Welcome to the Expatriates Istanbul Community!

Merhaba and welcome to our community for Istanbul expats! Our private network helps you to settle in easily when moving to or living abroad in Istanbul: Get to know like-minded expatriates in Istanbul in a casual way, find reliable information and tips about expat life in Turkey and meet fellow expats from Istanbul’s international community at our first-class InterNations events.

Curious to explore other communities in Eastern Europe, e.g. our chapter for Jeddah Expatriates? Or you might think of stopping by at our Expatriates Riyadh community on your next weekend trip.

Our Services for Istanbul Expatriates

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Istanbul Expatriates Network

Join our high-quality network of Istanbul expats to connect with expatriates living abroad in Istanbul like you.

Istanbul Guide for Expats

Istanbul Expat Guide

Expat Forum Istanbul

Get trustworthy and authentic advice from fellow members about all aspects of expat life in Istanbul.

Istanbul Expat Forum

Istanbul Events for Expatriates

Attend our monthly events and activities for Istanbul expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Istanbul Expat Events

Make the most of your Istanbul Expat Life

The "Queen Of Cities" offers an exciting intercultural experience for expats, starting with cultural highlights, like the lavishly decorated Topkapı Sarayı, the imperial enclave of the Ottoman emperors for four centuries,, the folkloristic festivities on the occasion of Turkey’s Kurban Bayramı, the Sacrifice Feast, up to getting a taste of traditional köfte. The InterNations community helps you as an Istanbul expat to enjoy your expat stay in Turkey to the fullest. Our members have already come across many of the questions you’ll have when starting your expatriate life in Istanbul and kindly offer you their assistance, from ʺWhat are the hottest nightclubs in Istanbul at the moment?ʺ up to ʺHow difficult is it for an academic expat to have their residence permit renewed?ʺ.

Become part of our Expat Istanbul Community

Our members have their roots in Argentina, China, France, the UK and almost any other country around the globe, all sharing your situation as an expat in Istanbul. InterNations makes it easy for you to connect with fellow expats in Istanbul. Next to our active online community, our members also regularly meet in real life at top-class events or go for weekend activities together, e.g. to visit Turkey’s famous landmarks around the Bosporus.

Also take a look at our network for Expats Abu Dhabi to experience InterNations all over the globe. Or you could take a peek at our community for Beijing Expat instead!

Please feel cordially invited to become part. Our members of the Istanbul community are open-minded, helpful and looking forward to welcome you on board. Simply request your personal invitation and you’ll be graciously received by our expat Istanbul chapter!

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