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 Living Abroad in Turkey

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  Expatriate Resources and Articles on Turkey

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 Global Expatriate Resources

Featured Articles on Living, Working, Studying, Traveling, and Volunteering in Turkey
What You Should Know About Studying and Living in Istanbul, Turkey by David Joshua Jennings
Turkey and the Queen of Cities by David Joshua Jennings
Living and Working in Istanbul: A Tale of Two Cities by Jo Knights
Living in Turkey: Awakened Dreams in Gölcük by Karrie Hawkins Erenoğlu
Teaching English in Istanbul by Andrew K. Burger
Hot Air in Cappadocia, Turkey: Carefully Selected Balloon Trip Is a Bargain by Alison Gardner
Turkey, Blindness, and the Philosophy of Traveling Slow by David Joshua Jennings
Food on Foot in Istanbul: A Tour of Traditional Culinary Treats by Lies Ouwerkerk
Food from Turkey: A Country’s Cuisine Reflects The Essence of its Culture by Joan Peterson

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 Expatriate Websites and Resources

Expat Arrivals Turkey has consolidated helpful information for the expat moving to Italy and includes articles, interviews, and resources.

Expat Focus: Move to Turkey Easily provides information and resources for many countries, including forums and blogs for expats. Living in Turkey as an Expatriate is a directory of resources and blogs related to expatriate life, with a section on living in Turkey.

InterNations — Your Expat Community in Turkey provides essential information with an option for paid registration with the expat community. Membership allows you access to even more shared opportunities about living in Turkey.

Justlanded: Turkey provides resources and background for moving and living in the country.

Numbeo: Cost of Living in Turkey is a fine crowdsourced site that provides much aggregate and itemized information about the cost of living in the country, the main cities, and bigger towns which should help prepare you for the transition.

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 Recommended Reading on Turkey
Lonely Planet Turkey
Rick Steves Istanbul by Lale Surmen Aran and Tankut Aran
The Rough Guide Turkey
Fodor's Essential Turkey
Turkey: A Modern History 
Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk

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 Travel Information for Turkey

Turkey Travel Planner is a very rich site hosted by Tom Brosnahan, a foremost expert and author of books on travel and living in Turkey.

Lonely Planet: Turkey Travel makes it easy for travelers to deal with the daily challenges independent travelers face: how to get around, where to stay, where to eat, and much more.

Rough Guides: Travel Guide Turkey describes various attractions and destinations, while also providing practical travel tips about transportation, safety, and other travel essentials.

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