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Living in Turkey

For everybody who lives in Turkey or wants 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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Taking a dog from uk to turkey - last post by academylin

Cable and Satellite Television

Setting up television services with cable and satellite in Turkey.

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Watch DigiTurk outside of T... - last post by gunesdogan

Classified Advertising

Advertise any product or service from person to person here.

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NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKER WANT... - last post by Saed

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 Crash in Gallipoli Turkey - last post by IbrahimAbi


About Turkish children, and foreign children traveling to and living in Turkey.

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Birth Advice in Istanbul - last post by eruza

Crime, Safety, and Terrorism

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

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Security Message for U.S. C... - last post by HobbitTR

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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Shipping Books - last post by eruza


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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Water prices - last post by Mouse64

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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Need Big Mattress - last post by eruza

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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Updated SGK Rules / 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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Downloading torrents? - last post by HobbitTR

Mail and Package Shipment

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

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Shipping Passport & imp... - last post by YabanciGirl

Mobile Phones

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

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Is It That Difficult To Reg... - last post by HobbitTR

Money Matters

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

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American expats targeted by... - last post by HobbitTR

Moving in or to Turkey

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

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Relocating to Turkey - Idea... - last post by HobbitTR

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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Moving from USA... Need Res... - 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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Mother of all Scams? - last post by RememberMeAlanya

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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Need help with transferring - last post by YoussefHussein

Telephone Services

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

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Cell Phone vs. Land Line - last post by IstanbulWhiteboy

Turkish Citizenship

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

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Child born in US to Turkish... - last post by Meral

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