Why Turkey In Winter Is A Good Idea?

Turkey is a winter destination too! Many people assume that Turkey is only a summer destination. Every year, millions of visitors flock to the country to enjoy the summer weather, golden beaches, and superb scenery. However, many people aren’t aware of Turkey’s appealing attractions in the winter season, too. Fewer Crowds Turkey witnesses a high turnout […]

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Turkey is Celebrating August 30 Victory Day

History of Victory Day in Turkey: Following the defeat of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I, Turkey was occupied by allied forces. This led to the start of the Turkish War of Independence in 1919, with the Turkish forces led by General Mustafa Kemal. The battle of Dumlupınar took place in […]

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The Nature of Izmir

The nature of Izmir hosts a wide variety of habitats such as forests, wetlands, marine and coastal ecosystems. Three river basins of Western Anatolia; Bakırçay, Gediz and Küçük Menderes are located within the borders of Izmir province. In Izmir, forests cover approximately 40 percent of the city and where the forests end, the vegetation turns […]

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Foreigners Love Izmir Cuisine

Those who settled in Izmir agree that Izmir cuisine is very tasty and rich. From different regions of Turkey and abroad who settled in İzmir, there are many people who choose to live here. İzmir is Turkey’s most interested city from this perspective. In addition to its location, climate and facilities, İzmir also draws attention […]

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Is July a good time to visit Turkey?

Peak season in parts of the country but pleasantly free of crowds in others, July is midsummer in Turkey and the temperatures are high. If you love beaches or like the idea of having amazing cultural sites mostly to yourself, consider visiting Turkey in July. Read on to learn more about traveling to Turkey in […]

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Living in Izmir as an Expat

Norwegian Kari Jensen, who married a Turk, moved to Izmir, and started to work here, tells us how it is to live in Izmir as an expat. When and why did you move to Izmir? I moved to Izmir in 2014, after I and my boyfriend decided to get married. He was already living here […]

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13 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING TURKEY

Turkish cuisine is vegetarian-friendly. Although Turkish cuisine is known for being meat-heavy, most local restaurants carry a wide variety of vegetarian options. Some offer zeytinyagli dishes, which are vegetables in olive oil. All fish and kebab restaurants have meat-free mezes on their menu that include yoghurt, herbs, hummus and eggplant salad. You will find wide variety of vegetarian friendly food […]

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Nightlife In Turkey

If you’re looking for a party during your time in Turkey, you most certainly will not be disappointed. The largest three regions for clubs and bars are Istanbul, Bodrum Resort and Marmaris (in Dalaman). Anyone looking to dance and drink the night away will absolutely love these clubbing havens; people from all over the world converge […]

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Inheritance and Will in Turkey

Inheritance is the belongings of a decedent to be distributed to inheritors. An inheritance can be money, property or even debt. An heir may accept or decline an inheritance. Turkey has a modern and well-civilized inheritance law. The spouse and children are the natural heirs of a decedent. If there are no spouse or children […]

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Culture Shocks Experienced by People Who Come to Turkey as Tourists

1. “The biggest culture shock I experienced was meeting people in Turkey.” ‘They’re so open-minded that it’s not like I’ve ever heard. Your religion or color doesn’t matter to them.’   2. “The thing that surprised me the most was the milk sold on the street.” ‘Middle-aged women in traditional clothes were selling cow’s milk […]

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