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The relaxed lifestyle of western Turkey easily lures in expats of various nationalities of which some choose to live in Bodrum, a rugged peninsula made up of small coastal resorts and a bustling town.

When you arrive to live in Turkey full-time, you can fall back on seeing out your 90-day holiday visa before you need to act. But when that finishes, what happens next?

Turkish weddings are a big affair, with hundreds of invites handed out to family and friends. Whether done on a budget or with unlimited expenses, Turks love to celebrate the good times and also invite people they have only just met, including foreigners travelling in the country.

The vast diversity of approved nationalities show Turkey is becoming a multicultural hub for workers and in line with earlier results, it also shows an increase in approved applications from 17,467 in 2011 to 73,584 in 2016

Whether you use Apple or Android or are a hard-core fan of desktop apps, technology helps us to learn languages, stay informed, manage finances, keep in touch, get organised and even start dating. So, with the extensive choice out there, which is the best to use?

Many expats spending a considerable amount of time in Turkey, eventually adopt Turkish mannerisms without realising it. Known as the “rub off effect,” this refers to something we subconsciously start doing because of repeated exposure.

These days, all the media hype about travel in Turkey generally focuses on how many foreign nationalities are visiting the country. Yet over the last eight years, domestic tourism in Turkey has risen by staggering amounts with increasingly more Turks choosing to explore their homeland.

Potential customers always ask us whether it is easy to get internet access in Turkey. With either plans to move and live here permanently, or just use their new property as a holiday home, everyone wants to stay connected to the net.

Unfortunately, from time to time, we still hear a few misconceptions about the country that mostly stems from a lack of knowledge or misunderstanding. It is time to lay those to rest as well.

Turkey's biggest city has emerged in recent years as a favoured hub for start-up businesses and cutting-edge industry. Here in Istanbul, with a city of 30 million, you can still make a name and your fortune.

Settling into your new property in Turkey? That's the best bit. The hard part is just beginning as you contemplate what you will spend annually to stay safe and sound in paradise.

At Turkey Homes, we know how fanatic the nation is about football. Whether it's Galatasaray, Besiktas, Fenerbahce, or even Didimspor, football, just as much as politics, divides family and friends, and sparks intense rivalry and debate.

If choosing the right property abroad was stress enough for the family, then it can be a daunting task of trying to research and filter the truth from fiction for a good education for their sons and daughters. Here we talk more on Turkey's education system.

With 80 million potential customers from the Turkish population, it is no surprise that mobile phone operators in Turkey are part of a lucrative industry generating billions in revenue every year. Mobile phones are an integral part of our lives now, and wherever we go, they go.

The Turkish banking system has evolved in the last ten years to accommodate all the needs and wants of expats and foreigners with a connection to the country.

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