Many foreigners from all over the world settle in Turkey to start a new life, to work or to spend their retirement period. Turkey has changed dramatically in the last decade and the modernization process in some areas has been very rapid.
Being the cradle of different cultures and civilizations with its unique geographical location, rich and deep history, Turkey is a privileged option for foreign citizens and their families.
In Turkey, where the real estate sector is developing very rapidly, there are housing options that appeal to every income level. There are many alternatives, from apartments in city centers to detached houses and luxury residences in the suburbs. Especially in modern mass housing projects in big cities, facilities such as private security, playgrounds, sports fields, social facilities, parking lot and shopping center are offered to residents to meet the needs of city life.
Foreigners who want to work or reside in Turkey must apply to the relevant Turkish authorities with the necessary documents in order to obtain a work or residence permit. The procedures and principles regarding the work permit of foreigners to be employed in Turkey differ for education, home services, health services, tourism, aviation, entertainment sector and other sectors as well as foreign direct investments, foreign direct investments, professional services and liaison offices. shows. On the other hand, residence permit and Turkish citizenship for foreigners are granted on the basis of minimum fixed capital investment, employment creation, and commercial connection or business establishment purposes, in addition to acquiring real estate.
Turkey’s rapidly developing infrastructure shows itself especially in the field of transportation. With more than 56 airports nationwide, passengers can travel to most destinations in less than an hour. Thanks to double roads and highways, it is very easy to reach big cities by road. In addition, high-speed train projects have been implemented rapidly in the last ten years. In 2023, the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Republic, it is aimed to connect 14 big cities of Turkey with high-speed train lines.
Various reforms have been made in the education system in the last ten years. Twelve years of compulsory education and the rapidly increasing number of schools and educational facilities are the most important steps. In addition to these, there are also international schools where only foreign students can study. There are also institutions where education is offered in leading European languages such as English, German, French and Italian, as well as in languages such as Russian, Japanese or Chinese.
There are state hospitals, university hospitals and private hospitals. Although social security and health systems are mainly regulated by the state, it is also possible to have private health insurance. A significant part of public or private hospitals provide services at international standards in terms of infrastructure and expertise.
Turkey offers many alternatives in terms of hobby, entertainment, culture and art activities. Especially in big cities, it is possible to participate in many cultural activities such as cinema, theatre, concert, ballet, modern dance, opera and exhibitions, as well as traditional entertainment activities and local festivals throughout the country.
In addition to sports that appeal to large audiences such as football, basketball and volleyball, there are also alternative sports opportunities such as golf, mountaineering, scuba diving, rafting, skiing and yachting.
Surrounded by seas on three sides, Turkey allows different activities to be carried out simultaneously in different regions due to its location at the transition point of climates. For example, while skiing in one region, it is possible to swim in another region on the same day.
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