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Living in Turkey

Lots of info and advice for those who have visited Turkey and have decided to live here.


Animals and Pets

Anything having to do with animals and pets, such as bringing pets to Turkey and caring for pets in Turkey.

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Asenas new playmate - last post by academylin

Cable and Satellite Television

Setting up television services with cable and satellite in Turkey.

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Any New Developments On Alt... - last post by orlandop

Classified Advertising

Advertise any product or service from person to person here.

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house rentals - last post by NerojTahaKestey

Cars, Car Insurance, and Driving in Turkey

Anything having to do with vehicles, including buying or renting a car in Turkey, driving, insurance, and registration. For customs and importing cars please post in the customs and importing forum.

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Car Windshield (Windscreen)... - last post by REDDERS

Crime, Safety, and Terrorism

Post your questions, comments, and concerns regarding Crime and Terrorism in Turkey.

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Got "Robbed" in Ada... - last post by YabanciGirl

Customs, Importing, and Shipping Items or Cars to Turkey

All things customs related. Can you bring it here? How much will it cost? Can I bring my car? How?

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Importing Personal Antique... - last post by JenRed73


Information about earthquakes in Turkey and how to prepare for an earthquake.

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Earthquake saturday 28th of... - last post by WineGirl

Electricity, Water, and Natural Gas

Getting and maintaining electric, water, and natural gas services at your home, as well as issues you may encounter with electricity while traveling in Turkey.

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Changing names on water and... - last post by Ken

Turkey News and Discussion

Talk about anything happening in the Turkish news or any news affecting Turkey.

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Replacement For Birth Certi... - last post by Doncaster

Furniture, White Goods and Appliances

Equipping your home with furniture, white goods, and appliances including what, how and where to buy them.

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Nespresso - last post by AkbukAlex

Health, Healthcare, and Health Insurance

A forum about healthcare and health care insurance in Turkey, including state and private hospitals in Turkey.

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state health Vs Private - last post by HobbitTR

Internet Services

Getting the Internet at your house as well as using the Internet while traveling in Turkey.

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Internet and Telephone Pack... - last post by IbrahimAbi

Mail and Package Shipment

About sending items to and from Turkey by mail, FedEx, UPS, or other package shipping companies.

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Sending Letters To And From... - last post by rovingjay

Mobile Phones

Bringing a mobile phone to Turkey and using one while in Turkey.

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How to conect my android ph... - last post by IstanbulWhiteboy

Money Matters

Discuss banking, finance, and the economy of Turkey and how they impact us.

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Bank card - last post by Meral

Moving in or to Turkey

Information and tips for making your move within Turkey or to Turkey a smooth one.

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Moving to Izmir to teach En... - last post by Ken

Residence Permits

Anything having to do with obtaining a visa for residence, or obtaining or renewing a residence permit in Turkey. For work permits, please see the "Working in Turkey" forum.

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20 Days Overstay, Easiest S... - last post by Ken


Post and discuss any scams you've come across in Turkey, so we can help others avoid them or recognize them when they occur!

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Bitez Property Deeds/tapu S... - last post by grandmama

Schools and Education

A forum for discussing the Turkish educational and school system, including nurseries, primary schools, middle schools, and universities.

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AMERICANS WHO HOMESCHOOL IN... - last post by YabanciGirl

Telephone Services

For questions and comments about Turk Telekom and getting your telephone working at your house.

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Help-Visitor Needs Acess Ev... - last post by rovingjay

Turkish Citizenship

For discussion about how a foreign national can obtain Turkish Citizenship.

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Obtaining Turkish Citizenship - last post by Ken

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