Thermal Tourism in Izmir

In terms of thermal tourism, thermal springs have been used both in terms of Spa-Wellness and for therapeutic purposes since prehistoric times in Izmir. Izmir also contains important thermal springs. The city, which has healed so many people since the ancient times with its many hot springs such as Balcova Agamemnon, Allianoi, Asclepion, Karakoc, Cesme-Sifne […]

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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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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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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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Earthquake Insurance (DASK)

In order to ease the financial burden of earthquakes after the Izmit earthquake in 1999, Compulsory Earthquake Insurance (DASK) was implemented in Turkey.   What is DASK earthquake insurance? It is a type of insurance created to cover damages caused by earthquakes and protect against physical damages such as landslides, tsunamis and fires caused by […]

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Izmir Is The Most Livable City In Turkey

There are beautiful and natural places to spend time in Izmir for every budget.   Along the coastline by the sea in Izmir, there are large park areas where people can breathe and spend their time comfortably.   Izmir has a historical and public city center. eg; Konak Square   As in almost all European […]

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Common Myths About Buying Property in Turkey

Myth 1: “Buying real estate in Turkey is a difficult process, since the legal procedures take a long time, as in many countries around the world.” Truth: The Turkish government has made the process much easier for foreign buyers in recent years. Thanks to this, buying real estate in Turkey is much easier and faster […]

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Residence Permit Types

According to the Law on Foreigners and International Protection No. 6458, a residence permit document shall stand for the permit issued for the purpose of staying in Turkey. This document granted by competent authorities entitles the right to reside in a specific location in Turkey for a given period of time. Residence permit which is […]

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