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Turkish Airlines was founded in 1933 and is headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey. The company recently won Skytrax awards for “Best Airline Europe” and “Best Airline Southern Europe,” and has been a Skytrax winner for four consecutive years. Turkish Airlines is a Star Alliance member and services 247 destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, making it the fourth largest carrier in the world.


What is there to do in Turkey? What are key attractions and activities? Must go places? Things to do on the weekend? What is the weather like?

The Republic of Turkey is home to 13 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is consistently named one of the world’s must-see destinations. From the capital of Ankara, to the beautiful coastal cities of _ and _, to the cosmopolitan city of Istanbul, Turkey has no shortage of sightseeing and travel opportunities.

According to the US Department of State, “Istanbul is Europe’s second and the world’s eighth biggest city… Despite its population of more than 13.5 million people and the mass of visitors, the city is listed as one of the safest in the world.”

Istanbul is world-renowned for its unique mixture of contemporary and modern culture. In addition to the many festivals, exhibitions, and other large events the city hosts, small pazars occur weekly throughout the neighborhoods. Istanbul is home to over 50 museums covering a wide range of topics, from archaeology to fine arts, famous persons, industrial innovation, military history, and more. The city has more than 15 official parks and zoos, as well as two aquariums and a dolphinarium, and due to its location on the coast the city is an excellent place for watersports.

those interested in the night scene, Istanbul won’t disappoint. In addition to having some of the world’s most contemporary nightclubs on both the Asian and European sides, you can also find open-air clubs, rooftop bars, and an array of options for four- and five-star dining.

Since it is between the Marmara and Black Seas, Istanbul gets a nice breeze from the water. With winter temperatures averaging 50 dF (9 dC) and summer highs reaching 85 dF (29 dC), the city has a good climate all year round.


What’s it like for expat families in Turkey? Is there an expat community there? What are good international schools?

There is no shortage of expats living in Turkey. In 2011, 1.3% of the population was foreign-born, and 2.2% of all people living in Turkey had lived abroad. In Istanbul especially, there are many social and support organizations for foreigners living in Turkey. Some, like InterNations, are for everyone, while others are gender- or language-specific. With expat communities, as with most anything else, Istanbul truly has something for everyone!


Where do expats live in Istanbul? What’s the cost of living there? What are good areas for families and then separately good areas for bachelors?

The cost of living in Istanbul varies greatly by neighborhood but, on average, the cost of living in Istanbul is 45% less than Dubai and 56% less than Paris (numbeo.com).

Each of Istanbul’s thirty-plus neighborhoods, or districts, has a unique character. Bakirköy is a classic middle-class neighborhood known for its growing number of English-language schools and close proximity to Atatürk International Airport, and Üsküdar is a conservative, residential suburb on the Asian side of the city.

For those interested in more artistic and lively areas, Beyoglu-Taksim is the most touristic part of Istanbul and has the most cafes, bars, and nightclubs of any district. Mecidiyeköy is only five minutes from Beyoglu-Taksim by metro and is home to Istanbul’s business district, making it the perfect place to balance work and fun.

Additionally, Istanbul’s Cihangir neighborhood was named one of the five best places to live in the world by The Guardian in January 2012, alongside cities such as Maui (Hawaii, USA) and Hamburg (Germany).



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