• Turkey lira

    Turkish markets have been given another shock with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to fire a respected central bank governor after four months in the job and replace him with a relative unknown.

  • Turkey central bank

    If Turkey’s biggest economic challenges are chronic inflation and a plunging lira, then Sahap Kavcioglu, its new central banker, has unorthodox ideas on how to tackle them.

  • interview with Polish expat Anna in Turkey

    Anna is a Polish expat woman living in Turkey. She came to Turkey in 2011, and in this interview shares how it is to be a foreign woman in Turkey for her. Read about how she is trying to make a business out of a passion, what kind of adjustments she had to make when settling in Turkey and more about her expat experience in Turkey.

  • Ramadan Turkey

    Ramadan is a religious period of time that tests the strength, determination and goodwill of Muslim men and women all over the land. Mortal souls that follow the religion of Islam  put themselves through the ultimate endurance test by abstaining from food, drink and intimate contact during the hours of daylight.

  • Turkish culture traditions

    One thing you will soon realize when visiting Turkey is part of the Turkish culture involves being very sociable. Turkish people love to meet new friends and think nothing of spending half the day talking to a complete stranger while putting the world to rights. People who come from countries that are reserved may be in awe of the friendly nature shown to everyone. Here is why there is a guide on Turkish culture and social traditions that you will encounter when visiting Turkey.

  • Turkish tea

    People who are unfamiliar with the country of Turkey assume the national drink is coffee, but in fact, tea is the inseparable drink of Turkish culture. Women, family, and friends often meet in tea gardens, while men flock to the male dominated teahouses that are a focal point of most villages and towns.
    Meaning “To love is like tea, to be loved is like sugar. The poor like us drink their tea without sugar.”

  • Work in Turkey

    Foreigners cannot do certain jobs in Turkey and these generally include hospitals, qualified trades, legal offices, etc. but there are other jobs when being a foreigner is actually an advantage.

  • tourists Turkey print electronic visas

    Tourists visiting Turkey from the UK have been warned by travel agents to print off a hard copy of their e-visa, or risk being denied entry to the country.

  • Turkey economy 2019

    The Turkish economy contracted 1.5 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, better than expectations, and recorded another positive quarter-on-quarter reading as it looks to shake off the effects of recession after last year’s currency crisis.

  • Amazon launch Turkey

    The e-commerce giant’s latest operation Amazon will sell books, electronics, tools, toys, and baby goods, among other lines, including ranges from over 1,000 Turkish businesses.

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