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  1. It depends on what job you want. It depends on what jobs are being offered. It depends on if you learn about the jobs. It depends on how qualified you are for the job. It depends on how many other equally or better qualified people are applying for the same job. Mostly it depends on whether or not an unemployed Turk can do the same job. If so, then the unemployed Turk will always get that job. If you have a bachelor's degree and are a certified teacher of a foreign language, it will be a lot easier though, if you want to be a language teacher. Or if the job you want requires a language that no currently unemployed Turk knows.
  2. Looks like the price of beer in Turkey isn't so bad after all, considering the cost in so many other countries. Even after all of the taxes. Source: Business Insider
  3. A cruise and yacht port to be built in Antalya Ground and sea studies to construct a cruise and a yacht port in the world-famous tourist city of Antalya are underway. According to a written statement by the Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, the city, which is already a center of tourism due to its historic and natural beauties, will become one of the most important spots for cruise tourism once the port has been constructed. The statement indicates that the Cruise and Yacht Port project is one of the "visionary" projects that Antalya Metropolitan Mayor Menderes Türel wants to bring to the city. Within the framework of standards set by the Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ministry, ground and sea exploration studies are being carried out at the west end of Lara's Birlik Beach where the port will be built. The studies, conducted in accordance with a settlement plan, do not negatively affect nature or the environment. Technical reports and detailed results of the studies will be analyzed by the Environment and Urban Planning Ministry. The port project will be actualized through the cooperation of the said ministries and the Antalya Metropolitan Municipality. The port will be able to harbor large passenger ships near the city center, leading to a boom in tourism in the city.The port will have the capacity to harbor an impressive number of passenger ships: two 345-meter ships, one 150-meter ship and four 100-meter cruise vessels along with 426 yachts. Thousands of tourists are expected to arrive in Antalya by sea, bringing an invigorating wave of tourism. Source: Daily Sabah
  4. As of June 6 you cannot use Paypal with your Turkish bank account. You have until June 6 to transfer your current Paypal balance to a Turkish bank account. https://www.paypal.com/tr/home
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  6. What could be considered an ancient motivational meme which reads "be cheerful, live your life" in ancient Greek has been discovered on a centuries-old mosaic found during excavation works in the southern province of Hatay. Demet Kara, an archaeologist from the Hatay Archaeology Museum, said the mosaic, which was called the “skeleton mosaic,” belonged to the dining room of a house from the 3rd century B.C., as new findings have been unearthed in the ancient city of Antiocheia. "There are three scenes on glass mosaics made of black tiles. Two things are very important among the elite class in the Roman period in terms of social activities: The first is the bath and the second is dinner. In the first scene, a black person throws fire. That symbolizes the bath. In the middle scene, there is a sundial and a young clothed man running towards it with a bare-headed butler behind. The sundial is between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. 9 p.m. is the bath time in the Roman period. He has to arrive at supper at 10 p.m. Unless he can, it is not well received. There is writing on the scene that reads he is late for supper and writing about time on the other. In the last scene, there is a reckless skeleton with a drinking pot in his hand along with bread and a wine pot. The writing on it reads 'be cheerful and live your life,'" Kara explained. Kara added the mosaic was a unique finding for the country. "[This is] a unique mosaic in Turkey. There is a similar mosaic in Italy but this one is much more comprehensive. It is important for the fact that it dates back to the 3rd century B.C.," Kara said. She also said that Antiocheia was the world’s third largest city in the Roman era, and continued: "Antiocheia was a very important, rich city. There were mosaic schools and mints in the city. The ancient city of Zeugma in [the southeastern province of] Gaziantep might have been established by people who were trained here. Antiocheia mosaics are world famous." Source: Hurriyet Daily News
  7. Göbeklitepe's buildings and temples are thousands of years older than the Egyptian pyramids, and is one of the most exciting archaeological finds of the 20th century.
  8. Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also view the world in different ways depending on the specific language they are operating in. The past 15 years have witnessed an overwhelming amount of research on the bilingual mind, with the majority of the evidence pointing to the tangible advantages of using more than one language. Going back and forth between languages appears to be a kind of brain training, pushing your brain to be flexible. Just as regular exercise gives your body some biological benefits, mentally controlling two or more languages gives your brain cognitive benefits. This mental flexibility pays big dividends especially later in life: the typical signs of cognitive ageing occur later in bilinguals – and the onset of age-related degenerative disorders such as dementia or Alzheimer’s are delayed in bilinguals by up to five years. More.
  9. They say home is where the heart is, and a Turkish home is no exception. It is the heart of every Turkish family and so I thought I would put together selection of ways you can tell if you are in a Turkish house…. http://turkishisms.com/6-ways-you-know-youre-in-a-turkish-house/
  10. When you move to a foreign country, there are always unexpected cultural quirks that take you by surprise. Some are pleasant, but others can be maddening. Here, we outline some of the more infuriating Turkish traits that might take a little adjusting to, and how to manage them. It all comes down to accepting your new country for all its weird and wonderful ways, and realising that it’s not like home, but with beaches - it’s a whole new culture and lifestyle. http://www.propertyturkey.com/blog-turkey/9-turkish-habits-that-will-drive-you-crazy-and-how-to-manage-them
  11. Expat life is a rollercoaster of emotions but one sensation sure to hit hard is a feeling of loneliness. Amanda van Mulligen talks to Debby Poort, an expat therapist in the Netherlands, about the effects of loneliness and how to overcome the hurdle of isolation when living abroad or working overseas. The transition period of an overseas relocation is hectic, taken up with exploring your new home, learning a new culture or language, familiarising yourself with new customs or routines and helping your family to settle into their new life. When the dust settles, many expats feel alone and out of their comfort zone; they miss the company of friends and family and the familiarity of the life they left behind. http://www.expatarrivals.com/article/beating-loneliness-as-an-expat-living-abroad-or-working-overseas
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