Living in Ankara, from Austria
"The InterNations expat community in Ankara is truly international: Next to fellow Austrians I've made good contacts and friends from all over the world."
Living in Ankara, from Canada
"Fellow expats in Ankara helped us to find an English-speaking nanny for our 2-year old daughter. We are very happy with her!"
InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in Ankara
- Build up valuable contacts with like-minded Ankara expats
- Find reliable information and trustworthy tips about the expat life in Ankara
- Join top-class InterNations events to meet fellow expatriates in town
Welcome to the InterNations Expat Community Here in Ankara!
Merhaba and a warm welcome to our community of expats in Turkey's vibrant capital, Ankara. Specifically created to support expats, your InterNations account opens the doors to this bustling city, with a wealth of advice and insider tips. You'll find answers to your questions such as "what education options are available?" and "how do I apply for a work permit?". Take any other concerns to our forum, where our friendly expats already living in Ankara are happy to share their essential first-hand experience. Ask anything from locations of the best sports facilities to navigating those tricky paperwork issues, and build on their knowledge as you follow in their footsteps to join the expat population of Ankara.
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Ankara Expat Guide
Museums, Parks and Wine to the Economy of Ankara
Find culture in the city and learn about the region of Anatolia with the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and the War of Independence Museum. Catch a glimpse into traditional Ankara in the Hamamonu district and find chic bars, cafes and restaurants at Arjantin Street and Filistin Street in the Kavaklidere area of the city. For nature lovers and active expats, explore the parks of the city for rowing, ice-skating, hiking and to catch a glimpse of the famous swans gifted by the Chinese government at Kugulu Park. Concert halls, the Opera house and the various smaller venues keep music alive in Ankara in addition to the annual International Ankara Music Festival.
As the administrative center of Turkey, government workers make up a significant amount of Ankara's workforce. Administration and services are major sectors, and expats can find employment at the many foreign embassies present in the capital. There are also strong aerospace, defense and automotive production industries, with exports steadily increasing in recent years. Of course, in a city with 4.5 million inhabitants, hospitality, retail, education and healthcare are also important sources of employment, and exports include wine, wool, honey and pears specific to the region.
Meet Like-Minded Expats at InterNations Events
When putting down roots in a new city, building a social network of friends can be difficult, but with your InterNations account you are invited to our regular events and get-togethers. Socialize and network with other expats in person and join our groups to find fellow members who share your interests in live music, photography, dance, sports, and more. Find new friends from all over the world as you build your new life in Ankara with InterNations.
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