Turkey

Living and
Working in Turkey

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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."

The InterNations Expat Guide for working and living in Turkey

Are you an expat working and living in Turkey? Or are you preparing to move soon to Istanbul, Antalya or any other of the Turkish international hotspots?

Expat life in Turkey has much to offer and provides a great intercultural experience – from discovering the countryside like the Bosporus, learning how Turkish people celebrate Kurban Bayramı, the Sacrifice Feast, up to tasting Turkey’s favorite dishes such as köfte.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Turkey. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from living in China to living in Japan.

Top Articles in the Turkey Expat Guide

  • 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.

Working and living in Turkey – Valuable Information from A to Z

Moving to and living in Turkey requires a wealth of up-to-date, trustworthy information on various aspects of Turkish expat life. Living abroad in Turkey raises a lot of questions such as: ʺHow do I find the best relocation services for moving to Turkey?ʺ, ʺHow difficult is it for an academic expat to have their residence permit renewed?ʺ, ʺWhich international school in Istanbul should our kids attend?ʺ or, ʺHow do I obtain a work permit for my spouse at the Turkish municipality in Ankara?ʺ

Collecting all that information on working and living in Turkey is quite laborious and time-consuming. Our InterNations Expat Guide for Turkey aims to help you and provides you with reliable info on those topics that matter to expats living in Turkey. The Guide includes information on many different areas ranging from local infrastructure, to expat institutions & clubs or embassies and consulates, up to restaurants & nightlife. Typical questions related to expat life abroad, such as ʺWhat are the hottest nightclubs in Istanbul at the moment?ʺ, will no longer remain unanswered.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Turkey? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Switzerland or living in South Korea!

Tips on living and working in Turkey – From colleges and universities to foreign-media news agents

Moreover, our expat directory for Turkey includes recommended listings of expat institutions and relocation services, e.g. colleges and universities or foreign-media news agents. As a member, you’ll also be able to share your experiences of living abroad in Turkey with your fellow expats on the InterNations Forum. We are looking forward to welcoming you with a heart-felt Merhaba from our expats living and working 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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