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Turkish culture - working in Turkey - Health - Shopping and much more.....

What are the health benefits of living in Turkey

21st August 2013 Expats in Turkey will have certainly felt the effect in more ways than one of making the move overseas. But once you have unpacked your bags and ditched the thick winter duffel coats for good, what main benefits can you expect to enjoy? Climate On the whole, Turkey enjoys an ideal Mediterranean...
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Opera culture becoming more popular in Turkey

17th August 2013 It seems the arts are taking an upward curve in Turkey amid growing interest in both opera and cultural events.  This is in spite of Turkish operatic history spanning less than 60 years! At the moment, the General Directorate of State Opera and Ballet comprises of several global artists,...
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A Turkish guide to banking

14th August 2013 So you have made the move and now you are pondering how to arrange all those bills and set up your different accounts. Fear not as setting up a bank account is relatively easy in Turkey. So tell me about! As long as you have a tax number you can apply to open an account.  This can be...
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Is your UK company pension plan at risk?

11th August 2013 With more and more British expats in Turkey, there are new schemes in place where you can save a host on tax levies. A report by The Financial times declares that UK businesses who reported annual results for the financial year ending March 2013 has shown an increased short fall in pension funds...
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History of Turkish delight

9th August 2013 It has literally delighted millions of people over the years, but have you ever wanted to discover more about this most synonymous of Turkish treats?  What is it? Lokum or Turkish delight as it is known comprises of a gel made from starch, sugar corn syrup and water. It contains no gelatine...
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Top Turkish dishes to cook at home

31st July 2013 If you fancy yourself as the next Gordon Ramsay or Masterchef champion, then why not put your culinary skills to the test – in the comfort of your own home.  Whether you like to bake, poach, roast or fry, there are a number of different Turkish dishes to tickle your taste buds. Now try...
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Schools Out: Guide to education in Turkey

29th July 2013 Children as we know are certainly the future. But if you’re considering sending your little one off to a Turkish school, what are the choices available? Under the supervision of the Ministry of National Education, teaching is governed according to the actual constitution of the Turkish...
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Top tips for haggling in Turkey

25th July 2013 Whether you’re already in Turkey or visiting for a short fun filled trip, you will certainly be looking to fill your bags as well as cases with a treasure trove of goodies.  Haggling, known as Pazarlik is considered to be an important element in Turkish society. If it is done the right...
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Guide to buying property in Turkey

23rd July 2013 So you have decided to make the move and live out your ultimate dreams in the sun. But what are the elements you need fulfil your property fantasies? Here below is our ultimate Turkish property guide. DocumentationEven before you set foot on foreign soil and have slapped on the suncream, it is...
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The heat is on: Top tips for staying cool

19th July 2013 When we are frolicking in the sun without a care in the world, we all think we know how to keep cool. Yet it is all too often easy to slip your mind. As Donna Summer sang about Hot Stuff, we can certainly feel the heat out there. With temperatures promising to break the mercury across Europe, we...
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