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Must-have Mobile apps in Istanbul




The mobile apps are surely an indispensable part of our daily lifes. When it is something about Istanbul with all its magnificence, the assistance of modern day mobile apps are crucial both for a resident or as a tourist visiting Istanbul.

In this article we have gathered for you the most essential and the most practical ones.



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Top 10 Places to Eat in Istanbul




Thanks to have been situtated at the epicenter of the world and crossroad of civilazations, Turkish cousine is vast, diverse and pretty delicious.

In this article, we have handpicked for you the Top 10 Places to Eat in Istanbul and well avoided the touristic ones.



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How to Register and Use e-Devlet in Turkey




E-devlet is a govermental portal where a Turkish resident may easily access all goverment-related information and make bureaucratic transactions.

Turkish citizens as well as foreigners with valid residence permit cards can take use of this service by simply registering to e-devlet. This services range from residency procedures, address registration, tax and social security affairs and many more.

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Easy Ways to Obtain a Driver's License in Turkey




Foreigners in Turkey are both allowed to convert their existing driver's license from their home country or to obtain a new Turkish driver's license themselves.

Obtaining a driver's license in Turkey is not difficult. Foreigners are both allowed to convert their existing driver's license from their home country or to obtain a new Turkish driver's license themselves. In this article, we aim to guide you through the steps to obtaining a valid driver's license in Turkey for foreigners.

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Health Insurance for Foreigners in Turkey




Obtaining a health insurance is one of the most important amongs the few others.

If you are planning to relocating to Istanbul or already reside in Turkey, there are a number of essentials/requirements to finalize your residence permit application or renewal.

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What is Numarataj?




Documents that required for the residence permit in Istanbul can often change as well as its rules and regulations.

Numarataj is an essential document on your way to become a local in Turkey. Here is why and how.

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Shopping Malls in Istanbul




Shopping malls are not only for shopping these days but also for many activies..

We have gathered a selection of shopping malls in Istanbul for you.

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Residence Permit and Turkish Visa Information




Let's get started with the types of Turkish residence permits and then get to the part where you easily apply online.

Obtaining a residence permit requires no intermediary firms. Applications are made through the website of the Directorate of General Migration Management and the system supports English, Russian and Arabic languages.

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8 need-to-know tips for buying a property in Istanbul




Buying a home in Istanbul as a foreigner might not be as straightforward as buying in your home country.

Istanbul offers hundreds of thousands of property choices and not all of them are smart to invest in.

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Turkish citizenship by property investment




Property investment of $400.000 now gets you a Turkish citizenship

Being a property owner in Turkey enables you to obtain Turkish citizenship.

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Pro-tips: Finding an Apartment in Istanbul




Searching, finding and settling in.


Just moved to Istanbul and looking for your new home? After tens of Google searches, browsing hundreds of websites and after series of discussions with your Turkish friends - do the options still not clear? You are not alone.

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Neighbourhoods: Where to Live in Istanbul


26 October 2017

In a villa in Beykoz or in a comtemporary flat in Galata?

As the city that bridges two continents with more than 15 million residents, Istanbul is generous enough to offer Istanbulites with the perfect spot to live.

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Usefull Mobile Apps for Istanbul Living


25 May 2017

From transportation to dictionary..

Here is a mix of some handy mobile applications that will make your life in Istanbul a little easier.

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Buyer's Guide to Real Estate



Step-by-step: Buying Property in Istanbul

The Turkish property market is growing day by day. There are thousands of properties for sale in Turkey and hundreds of real estate agents. Each agent will tell you different things and give different advice. We have simplified the whole process in our step by step Buyer's Guide to property.

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