Living in Turkey
Key Expatriate Articles, Websites and Resources
|Featured Articles on Living, Working, Studying, Traveling, and Volunteering in Turkey
| Business and Economy in Turkey
American Business Forum in Turkey (ABFT), www.abft.net
The Economist is a British weekly newsmagazine reporting on the global economy, politics etc. The Country Briefings, compiled for 60 countries by the Economist Intelligence Unit, provides extensive economic and political data, as well as links to articles. Take a look at the Turkey Country Briefing.
The U.K.-based Financial Times reports on world business, finance and politics. The website also has a homepage for the USA, Europe, and Asia, with a section on the Middle East and Africa that includes reports on Turkey.
International Monetary Fund promotes financial stability, international trade and economic growth among its member countries. The website provides country information (including Turkey) and a number of publications, including the World Economic Outlook.
Turkish-American Business Association, www.amcham.org.tr.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides a lot of economic information about its member states, including Turkey.
Export.gov offers assistance to help U.S. businesses export goods and services to markets worldwide, including Turkey.
World Trade Organization, regulates trade rules between its member countries, and provides information on economic data, trade regulations,disputes and agreements about its Members, including Turkey.
| Expatriate Websites and Resources
AlloExpat.com is an information portal and forum for expatriates living in or moving to the Asia-Pacific region, South America, and the Middle East, including a section on Turkey.
AngloInfo.com offers information useful for expats in Turkey, such as information on what is happening in Istanbul, a forum, and classifieds.
Expat Blog is a worldwide directory of blogs related to expatriate life, with listings for Turkey.
Expat Exchange provides a wealth of resources and articles, as well as a forum.The site has a few useful articles and links about Turkey.
Expatriates.com is an online community for expatriates, has a section on Turkey, with classified ads, links, and a bulletin board.
Istanbul Expat is a website for the English-speaking expatriate community in Istanbul, with practical information, resources and an online forum.
My Merhaba, www.mymerhaba.com, is a community portal for expatriates in Turkey.
| Government and International Organizations
CanadaEuropa is the website of the European Bureau of Foreign Affairs Canada (FAC), with a section on Turkey.
Organziation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), www.oic-oci.org, is an inter-governmental organization of 57 Islamic countries, with the goal to promote political, cultural and economic cooperation. Turkey is among the members.
Permanent Mission of Turkey to the United Nations, www.un.int/turkey, provides general information about culture, politics and the economy, as well as a variety of useful links—or visit the United Nations web portal at www.un.int.
United Nations Development Programme provides information about UN projects on democratic governance, social development, environment and sustainable development, with a section on Turkey.
The World Bank provides extensive political and economic analysis and data, and has a section on Europe and Central Asia, including Turkey.
Encyclopedia of the Orient, lexicorient.com, is an online encyclopedia covering North Africa and the Middle East, including Turkey.
Kidon Media Link is an online directory of world newspapers and news media, has an extensive listing of news media in Turkey.
Online Newspapers lists over 1000 links to online newspapers worldwide, including Turkey.
Turkish Daily News, www.hurriyetdailynews.com, is Turkey's only English-language daily newspaper.
| Recommended Reading on Turkey
|Lonely Planet Turkey by Verity Campbell, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Dan Elridge, and Frances Linzee Gordon
|Frommer's Turkey by Lynn A. Levine
|The Rough Guide Turkey by Marc S. Dubin, Rosie Ayliffe, John Gawthrop, and Terry Richardson
|Istanbul (Eyewitness Travel Guide) by DK Publishing
|Fodor's Turkey by Fodor's
|Turkey: A Modern History by Erik J. Zurcher
|Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk
| Travel Information for Turkey
Turkey Travel Planner, www.turkeytravelplanner.com, is a very rich site hosted by Tom Brosnahan, a foremost expert on travel and living in Turkey.
Turkish Government Tourism Office, www.tourismturkey.org. 2525 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008.
Tel: +1 (202) 612-6800; Fax: +1 (202) 319-7446; email@example.com.
Turkish Culture and Tourism Office, www.gototurkey.co.uk.
4th Floor, 29-30 St. James's Street, London, SW1A 1HB.
Tel: 0207 8397778; Fax: 0207 925 1388; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lonely Planet Worldguide provides a lot of useful travel information, with a section on Europe, including Turkey.
New York Times Travel provides Destination Guides for most countries, with a section on Europe, including Turkey.
Rough Guides Destinations,offers a lot of useful travel advice and information, with a section on Europe, including Turkey.