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Sven Baudach

Living in Turkey, from Germany

"My business partners, also mainly expats, and me, we always use the wonderful InterNations Events as an informal get-togethers."

Maggy Roswick

Living in Turkey, 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 Turkey

  • Join our community and get to know members of Turkey’s vibrant expat community
  • Receive reliable information and exchange insider tips about the Turkish expat living
  • Meet fellow expatriates at top InterNations events in Istanbul, Antalya and many other regions

Welcome to Our Expat Community in Turkey!

Merhaba and a warm welcome to our communities for expats living in Turkey! Our international network is here to support you as you make the move to live in Turkey. Living abroad is exciting but raises plenty of questions, like, “what are the international schools like in Istanbul?”, “how can my spouse find a job in Ankara?”, or “how do I access healthcare in Turkey?”. Our members have a huge range of experience and are more than happy to help out a fellow expat.

From the moment you arrive in Turkey, InterNations can help you settle in and understand your new way of life, as well as providing a heads up on some of the exciting local traditions and events you can get involved in, from sampling the traditional Turkish kebab, known as Şiş Köfte, to sharing in the festivities of the Kurban Bayramı, the Sacrifice Feast.

Next to Turkey we host several more communities in Eastern Europe, e.g., our network of Expatriates Saudi Arabia. Or you might be interested in our France Expat community which is also fairly active.

Our Support for Turkey Expatriates

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Turkey Expatriates Network

Find and get to know like-minded expatriates residing in Turkey, their partners and families.

Turkey Guide for Expats

Turkey Expat Guide

Expat Forum Turkey

Obtain trustworthy advice and local insight from fellow members in our Turkey expat forums.

Turkey Expat Forum

Turkey Events for Expatriates

Meet up with expatriates of diverse backgrounds and nationalities at our regular InterNations Events.

Turkey Expat Events

Embark on Your Expat Life in Turkey

Turkey’s landscape is diverse with vast, forested mountains by the Black Sea contrasting with the semi-desert plains of Anatolia, fascinating travelers and expatriates alike. Turkey’s ever-growing expat community is often attracted to the country by the exciting urban growth found in the capital, Ankara, and the country’s biggest city, Istanbul, especially since the expansion of markets beyond the traditional textiles and agricultural sector to encompass construction and electronics markets. Whether you choose to move to Turkey for business or pleasure, you are sure to find rewarding experiences and make unforgettable memories.

Interested to take a world tour? Then have a look at our chapter for Expatriate Germany to receive an impression of InterNations worldwide. Or you could take a peek at our community for Expatriates Bahrain instead!

Find Other Expats to Share Your Adventure in Turkey With

InterNations aims to provide a friendly, helpful place for expats to get the information and support they need to transition to life in a new country. We strongly believe in being respectful towards one other, and our members are always on hand to answer any question, big or small, whether it's a simple request for information on local services, or a complicated paperwork headache.

You’ll also be able to find people in your new home town in Turkey who share the same interests as you, so that you can connect with people offline, as well as online. We know that continuing with your hobbies is a great way to help smooth the transition and get settled into your new life as quickly as possible. So whether you enjoy dancing, cooking, or sports, and live in Ankara or Antalya, you will find other InterNations expats to share your interests with.

Don’t forget to attend some of the events run by InterNations, where you can meet even more of our members face to face. At our regular gatherings you're sure to meet some fascinating characters who will enrich your experiences even more!

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