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Life in Turkey

The region comprising modern Turkey has seen the birth of major civilisations including the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires owing to its strategic location at the intersect of two continents.

The modern Republic of Turkey is neither part of Europe nor Asia, but it is rather an authentic blend. Therefore life in Turkey and the country's culture is a unique blend of Eastern and Western tradition, often described as a bridge between the two civilisations. With a powerful regional presence from the Adriatic to China in the Eurasian landbelt between Russia and India, Turkey has come to acquire increasing strategic significance.

Turkey' s population is 99% Muslim, but most Turks are far more moderate in their beliefs than their neighbours in the Middle East. Turkey may border the volatile Middle East, yet it is a stable, secular and democratic country, where life can be very very not to say at the least interesting.The country has always continued to be an important friend of the West. The west of the country and the main cities such as the capital Ankara, plus Istanbul, Antalya, Izmir are the most developed areas, where industry and commercial activity is concentrated. This is also where the tourists industry and foreign property market are currently concentrated.

Once you buy a home in Turkey, you'll quickly become accustomed to the lifestyle here.A lot of people who decide to buy a home in Turkey, do so because of the surroundings. Buying a home in Turkey is more than just the house, as you'll get a chance to experience the finer things in life. There is always something to do here, and plenty of things to see. As a second home or as a way of life - Turkey represents an amazing and cultivating lifestyle that you simply should see.


Turkey enjoys a high quality of lifestyle. The diversity of life in Turkey, ranging from the ancient to the modern and from European to Asian in its living and its tastes could be attributed to its rich weave of history and geography. You can enjoy a relaxing day at the Hamam or spas which operate all over the country, sunbathe on the beautiful and sun-drenched beaches or even just have a picnic. Live your life in Turkey!

Crime Rate:

For local residents and visitors alike, there is a pretty low crime rate in Turkey, which makes it a safe country to live and raise children. Violent crime is particularly very rare, burglary and car crime are also less common and almost entirely confined to the larger cities and towns. Life can be considered quiet safe in Turkey. 

Cost of Living:

Foreign visitors with hard currency enjoy a high purchasing power, with the cost of living far below European levels, even in the relatively expensive coastal resorts. All this, together with one of the lowest costs of living in Europe makes Turkey one of the top Mediterranean destinations for holidaymakers and those looking for a permanent home. For those who consider living in turkey, Life in this beatiful county will surel not be expensive at all.

Health care:

Moving to Turkey that has a warmer, dryer climate and a more relaxed lifestyle will be great for your overall well being and your health - no more winter aches and pains and no more stressful winter fuel bills either. And, if you' re retiring to Turkey you can still draw your pension; it will go much further here so you can afford to eat healthily with plenty of fresh meat, fruit and vegetables, living in this wonderful country will only ease you lifestyle. You will also find lots of ways to keep fit, from swimming in the sea to walking or joining a local health club. There is a wide range of quality healthcare facilities in resort areas and the main cities that will generally have some English speaking staff; though do not count on this elsewhere .There is excellent quality medical service in these modern private hospitals which exceed even the highest international standards. Click here to find out more about healthcare in Turkey.


The Turkish Cuisine is one of the three main cuisines of the world together with French and Chinese. The Turkish cuisine, like its cultural mosaic, is very colourful and contains countless different tastes. This land, which first hosted Byzantine then Ottoman Empires, does not have a mutual food culture. Different tastes in every region contribute to the complexity of Turkish cuisine and Turkish sweets are also famous throughout the world. . . So, the Turkish cuisine can often be a pleasant surprise for many foreigners who visit, or wish to live in this beautiful country.


Bringing your pet to Turkey is fine as long as you carry the live animal health and vaccination certificate with you on your journey across. The certificate must be issued no more than ten days before departure. These documents do not need to be legalised by the Turkish Consulate General as long as you accompany your pets across to Turkey.


If you want to travel by yourself freely, you might want to bring your own car over to Turkey, buy a new one here or you can rent a car easily here. You can drive on your international driving licence until it expires but consider getting a Turkish one too, when living here. You may apply for one via the local police department .


The airline companies such as British Airways and Turkish Airlines are among a number of carriers that offer direct flights to Turkey' s major airports on a frequent basis. During the summer months several charter airlines such as Cosmos and Thomas Cook airlines fly to the southern tourist destinations. Click Flights to Turkey for more information.

Activities & Attractions:

If you are feeling more active, there are endless opportunities for sports and activities ranging from sailing to golf, from squash to rafting or even skiing during the winter months. At night indulge yourself in one of the many restaurants, or a lokanta. There are also many bars and nightclubs you can enjoy.

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