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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.

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.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to check out our vibrant InterNations Communities in countries like Saudi Arabia or France.

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Join Our Exciting Events in Turkey

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

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Exchange Tips about living in Turkey

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

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    Apr 4, 8:17 AM

    Hello Anne-Beatrice, Dr Elif Gündüz is a very good dentist and uses the state to the art techniques. She completed her education in Vienna and speaks English, German and Turkish. In her clinic she …

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    Yes I did have a residency permit but I had given it to my employer to get an airside pass. It was 430 in the morning and I didnt want to miss my flight home so I just payed the fine and left didnt …

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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.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Germany or Bahrain, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

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!

  • 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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