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Feb 5, 2023

Advantages of living in Turkey 2024

Life in Turkey is characterized by flexibility and ease when compared to other developed countries, where the Turkish society is known by their respect and preservation of the rules, and the belief in diversity and freedom, which makes foreign residents or investors feel safe to live or pump their money.

In recent years, Turkey has become a favorite destination for many Arabs and foreigners, not only in terms of tourism but also for study, work, permanent residence, living, and housing. The allure of life in Turkey is attributed to the country's remarkable progress in architectural, intellectual, economic, and social aspects. 

As a first step to achieve this desire, visitors apply to the Turkish embassy or consulate located in their home country to obtain a visa. After obtaining it and arriving in Turkey, they choose the appropriate residence permit for them. In this article, we will talk about everything related to life in Turkey, including residency, education, health, work, and others.

Residence permits in Turkey:

There are multiple residence permits available in Turkey, including real estate residence permit obtained by purchasing property worth 200,000$ in any Turkish city, offering an opportunity for a distinctive and appealing life in Turkey. This type of residence permit is renewable and extends its benefits to the wife and children under the age of eighteen. Additionally, there is a tourist residence permit, providing a short-term residency option ranging between 6 months to a year for those exploring life in Turkey temporarily.

Moreover, there is the permanent residence permit which is a long-term residency where residents can reside in Turkey for eight years. There is also the work residence permit granted to foreigners employed in Turkish companies, in addition to student residence permit granted to students coming to Turkey to study in its universities. Finally, there is the family residency in the case of getting married to a Turkish citizen; its owner can apply for Turkish citizenship three years after the marriage. It is also possible to obtain family residence permit for family members of the employee who has obtained a work permit.

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Social life in Turkey:

One of the most important features of life in Turkey is simplicity, as the Turkish people are famous for simplicity in their life style and following the system in all aspects of their lives in terms of health, educational, service facilities, even in their food and drink .

Turkey relies on providing modern technical services, enhancing the convenience of life in Turkey. There are numerous applications available to anyone through which they can extract official documents and complete various procedures seamlessly. Moreover, Turkey is considered one of the distinguished countries in e-marketing, ensuring that everything you need is accessible online and delivered to your door on time. When you come to Turkey, you will not need to transport or ship many things, as this developed country offers a comprehensive range of services and products for a comfortable life in Turkey.

Of course, in order for foreign residents to be able to adapt and thrive in life in Turkey, they must learn the Turkish language. Learning the language is the most appropriate way to interact smoothly with Turkish society and facilitates a quick adoption of its cultural nuances. While speaking foreign languages like English may enable communication with the educated class, to engage with the general public, it is essential to learn Turkish. This can be achieved through various means, including Turkish classes, following YouTube channels dedicated to language learning, or by enrolling in different institutes and schools in Turkey.

Costs of living in Turkey:

As for living costs, they vary from one region to other and from city to the other, so it is recommended to consult an expert before choosing the appropriate place of residence. Foreigners often prefer distinguished residential complexes, which contains different amenities that meet the needs of its residents, on the other hand their prices are affordable for all classes. There are also apartments in popular neighborhoods for those who want cheap apartments without monthly returns. While the cost of buying property in Turkey differs from one region to another and from one city to another as well. As for the cost of living in Turkey in general, it is not high compared to other countries that have the same features and characteristics. The minimum pension meets the individual's need to live a decent life, while the Turkish government always keen to continuously increase the minimum salary at the end of each year in order to keep pace with global economic prices and inflation.

Work opportunities in Turkey:

As for job opportunities, they are many; foreigners can find a job opportunity after obtaining a (work permit). Finding a job in Turkey is easier if you are fluent in Turkish. The most available job opportunities are in the field of translation due to the large number of foreigners, and the field of tourism, hotels, and restaurants as Turkey is one of the most prominent tourist countries in the world. In addition to job opportunities in factories, facilities, construction workshops, and sewing workshops, since Turkey is one of the largest clothing exporting countries.

Climate and nature in Turkey:

In addition to all of the above mentioned, Turkey has a strategic geographical location, a moderate climate, and has a large area including 81 states, which contain many natural and historical monuments, tourist facilities and public parks, as well as overlooking four seas; the Black Sea in the north, the Aegean Sea, and the Marmara Sea, which connects the Black Sea to the Aegean Sea and separates the Asian part of Turkey from the European part, in addition to the Mediterranean Sea. Several rivers cross Turkey, and most of its cities are decorated with green spaces and majestic mountains that increase its beauty, which makes weather and climate vary from one region to another. For example, Turkey has very hot areas in summer, such as Adana, and very snowy and cold areas in winter, such as Trabzon.

Advantages of life in Turkey:

The most prominent feature of life in Turkey is having all the facilities and requirements that an individual needs including:

  • Transportation including as buses, subways, metro buses, taxis, and ferries.
  • markets, bazaars, shops, and Malls.
  • Sports stadiums.
  • Cultural and scientific centers.
  • Free education in public schools for kids under 18.
  • Free medical treatment in public health institution for children.
  • In addition to other necessary facilities that everyone needs.

At the end of this article, we hope that we highlighted the most important features of life in Turkey and the services and facilities it provides. 

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