Life in Turkey

Inheritance in Turkey: Procedures and Laws

The number of foreigners buying real estate in Turkey is increasing every year. The question often arises as to how an inheritance is transferred in Turkey in the event of the death of a foreigner who had property or an account in a bank institution in the resort country during his lifetime. The Republic of Turkey has its own procedure for the right of inheritance, which is set out in detail in the...

Alanya Worth Visiting: Part 3

Let's continue with a look at some of Alanya's must-see attractions. Kleopatra Beach Kleopatra Beach is one of the most visited beaches in Alanya. Legend has it that this part of the coastline was given to Cleopatra, the Egyptian Queen of Egypt, by the lovesick Roman general Mark Anthony. Cleopatra's beach is indeed beautiful: it's spread out near a majestic rocky cliff, the top of which is topped by...

Mobile Phone Registration in Turkey: How to Avoid Network Blockage

In Turkey, mobile phones are registered by law. The measure was taken to combat illegal imports, so each device is assigned a unique number. All foreigners who want to stay in Turkey for more than 120 days and use a local SIM card must register their phone and pay a tax. The system that controls the connection of numbers to Turkish mobile operators is called CEIR. After purchasing a SIM card you will...

Alanya Worth Visiting: Part 2

Continue on to Alanya's must-see attractions. Süleymaniye Mosque This is one of the most beautiful and most visited attractions in Alanya. It was built in the 16th century on the site of an older cathedral that had become dilapidated with the passage of time. Nowadays the mosque is open for all worshippers and visitors and the daily calls of the muezzin are heard from the high minaret of the mosque....

8 March 2023 in Alanya: Festivities

Today, March 8, International Women's Day, Alanya City Hall is planning a series of events. For example, at 2pm an exhibition called 'Almond Flowers' will open. It will showcase works made by Alanya women. Another event will be dedicated to solidarity and support for those affected by the earthquake. The 'One Container, One Home' fair will be held at the entrance of the Alanya Cultural Centre. All...

Alanya Worth Visiting: Part 1

Alanya is part of the Turkish Riviera, a tourist destination that makes most tourists fall in love with it from the very first moment they visit. The resort towns where it is possible to combine an all-inclusive holiday with sightseeing are always of great interest to foreigners. And in this respect, Alanya has a lot to offer for its visitors in terms of natural, cultural, historical and fun places to...

Turkey’s Seismic Zones: How to Choose a Safe Property

It is no secret that Turkey, like many other countries, is located in a geological fault zone and earthquakes sometimes occur here. So some investors have legitimate questions about the seismic safety of the Republic of Turkey. In today's article we will look at where earthquakes occur most often in Turkey, which areas are considered the safest, and what to look out for when choosing a property. Seismic...

Importing Pets into Turkey: Rules, Algorithm of Action

Today's article explains what rules foreigners should follow when bringing their pets into the Republic of Turkey, what documents to collect and how to prepare a pet for such a trip. Applicable rules for bringing pets into Turkey One person can bring two pets (cats, dogs, birds, ferrets) or 10 aquarium fish across the Turkish border. If there are more pets, you have to pay a duty. Alternatively,...

Renewal of residence permits in Turkey: Conditions and nuances

Over the past year, the Migration Office of the Republic of Turkey has been tightening the requirements for obtaining an initial residence permit. Numerous refusals to issue a tourist ikamet at the end of 2022 have also caused concern for people who need to extend their residence permit in Turkey. Today, we will try to figure out how to extend your residence permit in Turkey and minimise the risks of a...

Health & Hospitality: How Turkey Helps Improve Physical & Emotional Wellbeing

Travel to Turkey has always been popular with tourists because of its beautiful beaches, rich history and hospitable people. But along with this, Turkey is also known for its favourable climate, which can have a positive effect on the health of those who visit it for holidays or live there permanently. Turkey is known to have a warm and sunny climate. This means that most of the year you can enjoy...

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