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InterNations – Uniting Americans living in Turkey

Would you like to get in touch with other Americans in Turkey? Are you in need of help and advice from your American compatriots? Or would you like to join other American expats on an excursion to discover sights and landmarks – e.g. the Bosporus?

Whether you have settled as an expat in Turkey or are still living in United States of America and planning your upcoming foreign assignment, InterNations Turkey offers everything you need: Established in 2007, our trusted community soon became the leading platform for international networking among expatriates and global minds around the world. Our network also counts a considerable number of American expats in Turkey, coming from all corners of United States of America - from New York City, over Washington D.C. to Los Angeles.

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We’ve collected some data to better understand the demographics and motivations of American expats:

Infographic: American People Abroad

Meet other Americans at our events in Turkey

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

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Find More Information in Our Turkey Expat Guides

  • Moving to Turkey

    Becoming an expat in Turkey is your chance to experience a unique country with a rich heritage that dates back to antiquity! Get a glimpse of what Turkey has in store for you: our guide covers everything you need to know before relocating, including visa and permit info, and a country profile.
  • Living in Turkey

    As an expat in Turkey, you’ll witness a modern country rich in heritage and tradition. Figuring out the intricacies of everyday life in Turkey might take some time, though! Let our guide give you a good idea of contemporary Turkey, from healthcare and housing to schools for expat kids.
  • Working in Turkey

    If you thought of Turkey mainly as a tourist destination, think again! Many expats are drawn to Turkey not only due to its hospitality and warm climate, but also for the many business opportunities. Our guide has details on working in Turkey and tips on the job search and business etiquette.

Forum Posts by Americans in Turkey

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Turkey expat forums.

Find Tips and Advice on Turkey from American Expats

Of course, expat living in Turkey is not just about shipping your belongings and filing in some bureaucratic papers. Regular socializing with fellow Americans is an essential part of expat life and helps getting accustomed to the Turkish way of life and mentality. InterNations helps you connect and meet up with other Americans in Turkey, residing in Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and many other places throughout the country. Just take a look at our group of Americans in Istanbul or Americans in Ankara.

If you ever wish to have a chat in your native language, discover where to shop for American food or discuss your favorite sports team's latest match, become a member of the Turkish InterNations Community:

  • Look up our top quality network to get to know open-minded expats from United States of America in Turkey.
  • Obtain and share insider tips in our Turkey Expat Forums – e.g. how to hire a babysitter fluent in your native tongue for your children or where to get stuffed turkey in Ankara.
  • Search the InterNations Places database for Turkey to get information on institutions from your home country, including the American embassy.

From the Bosporus to Aegean Turkey, between the azure sea and silvery olive groves, we’ll help you connect with supportive and friendly American expats in Turkey.

Join Our Expat Activities and Mingle with Fellow Americans in Turkey

Moreover, please feel free to attend our regular expat events and activities in Turkey. Our get-togethers are very diverse and range from a cozy gathering to enjoy the traditional Turkish köfte, to big expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Istanbul’s best locations. You can also participate in one of our expat trips to go and see semi-desert Anatolia as well as other beautiful landmarks in Turkey.

Our meet-ups and activities are a great opportunity to mingle with expats from United States of America and various other countries in a casual setting. Interested? Just sign up and you’ll soon be receiving a cordial Hello from our Americans living in Turkey!

Sven Baudach
"My business partners, also mainly expats, and me, we always use the wonderful InterNations Events as an informal get-togethers."
Maggy Roswick
"With all the great information and contacts provided by InterNations, it was no big deal to get settled in Istanbul."

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