Buying a Home in Turkey – Finding the Right Price (Part...

So, you’ve been in Turkey for a while and decided that it might make sense to buy a home or maybe you have your...

Student Life: 8 Tips to Live in Istanbul on a Student...

Is living on a budget a choice or an obligation? In my case, unfortunately, it had to be an obligation. I’ve moved to Istanbul...

Buying a House in Turkey – Finding the Right Place (Part...

So, you’ve been in Turkey for a while and decided that it might make sense to buy a house or maybe you have your...

Eating Istanbul: Vegetarian and Vegan Friendly Food

As a vegetarian or vegan, by now you may have realized that Turkish people love their meat! Walking through the city you’ll see families...

A Guide to Adopting Street Animals in Turkey

As an animal lover, one of my favorite aspects of life in Turkey can also be one of the most challenging: seeing cats and...

Buying a House in Turkey – Who, Where and When? (Part...

So, you’ve been in Turkey for a while and decided that it might make sense to buy a home or maybe you have your...

Expat Life: Struggles of My New Turkish Home

I arrived in Istanbul with little knowledge of the country, its culture or language. Straight from the vacation in Japan with my boyfriend and...

Psychological Counseling Options for Internationals in Istanbul

Being a foreigner studying or residing in a different country and a different culture makes one tend to seek for psychological help for various...

Take 5: Historic Nucleus of Nişantaşı & Teşvikiye

Among the most popular of neighborhoods in İstanbul is Nişantaşı: It is both a highly-coveted residential area and a cool place to hang out, catering...

Expat Life: Why I chose to give birth in Turkey

Finding out that I was pregnant came as a complete surprise, my husband actually found out before I did, but that's a whole other...

A Day Inside the World of Comikon Istanbul 2017

Last weekend I joined the Comikon Istanbul Manga Fest 2017 and here is a brief review of the biggest event for manga and anime...

Saving Money in Turkey

So you’ve come to Turkey and plan to stay for a while, or you already live here and have decided to save up some...

Brace yourself for the best of classical, jazz and dance at...

İş Sanat has announced its program and tickets will hit the market today. İş Sanat has become synonymous with top-notch performances featuring world-renowned orchestras...

10 Best First Date Destinations in Istanbul

Whether it leads to a lasting romance or a cool new friendship, we all get excited about the synergy we might feel on a...

The Season of the Witch: Spooky Istanbul Explorations and the Hunt...

As the weather has instantly morphed into Fall (literally overnight I have gone from sweating due to the obscene muggy temperature, to sweating due...

5 Turkish Words I Can’t Live Without

Learning Turkish while living in Istanbul can be an experience both painstaking and profoundly exciting. There is an undefinable moment in this adventure -...

Obtaining a Work Permit in Turkey

The work permit process in Turkey is unclear or confusing for many people because of the bureaucracy and inconsistent manner in which information and...

Bizim Hikaye: ‘Shameless,’ Minus the Shame

It can be revealing, if moot, to compare an original series to an adaption, especially in terms of culture. But what stands out immediately upon...

Welcome to Istanbul: An Orientation Guide for Moving to & Living...

So you've decided to move to Istanbul. Hoş geldiniz and congrats on a fantastic decision! We're confident you'll love it here just as much...

Kurban Bayramı: A Guide to “Sacrifice Feast” in Istanbul

If you are a fellow yabangee and have been noticing pictures of cattle hanging around in the streets lately, don’t worry. You haven’t stumbled...

Introducing Asya Tömer: Comprehensive, Affordable Turkish Courses for All Levels

Undoubtedly one of the most surprising qualities of Turkey's international community is how few foreigners have taken the time to learn Turkish despite choosing...

Leaving Turkey with Pets 101

Well, hello there. Chances are you are leaving Turkey with your pet, and you’ve stumbled upon this page looking for advice. Don’t worry, we're...

The World is a Square: A Briefing on the History and...

With its own attraction and magic this game seems to appear everywhere, may it be in the çay evi or at home, tavla is...

Getting Married in Turkey: Frequently Asked Questions

So you’re thinking about getting married in Turkey. If you’re a foreigner, you probably have quite a few questions about the process. I’m a...

Yabangee Essentials

Yabangee Classics