Turkish Residence Permit: Frequently Asked Questions

Getting your residence permit can seem like a massive undertaking, especially if you're unclear of certain steps along the way or have your own...

Life Hack: Trafi Türkiye App

About a year ago, Yabangee featured a review of some mobile apps that can help you get around and navigate Istanbul’s often confusing public...

Eleven Things No Turkish Home Should Be Without

Eleven essentials for the Turkish home: 1. Hamam kit – Regular trips to the hamam are an Istanbul institution. With this in mind it’s no...

9 Tips to Know Before Visiting a Turkish Home

One day, after having heard our neighbor's son practicing his guitar almost daily, I went to her door and asked in piecemeal Turkish if...

Playing Tourist in Istanbul: Where to Find Peaceful and Relaxing Spots

When my family and I moved to Istanbul back in 2001, I had to convince others that Turkey was one of the most underrated...

Residence Permit Health Insurance – Our Quick, Easy and Affordable Application...

If you've landed here, you're likely in need of health insurance for your residence permit application. We've partnered up with Securance Sigorta to ensure...

Where to Find Istanbul’s 100% Ecological Markets

One of the great things about living in Istanbul (and Turkey more generally) is the incredible produce. Turkey benefits from more than a million...

10 Must-Have Apps for Living in Istanbul

Long ago, great explorers traversed huge bodies of water with little more than the stars to guide them. And now? Well, you just need...

Cheap Istanbul: 8 Things to Do for under 10 TL

Summer just won't seem to quit, and we all know how the heat tends to stifle any imagination when it comes to finding ways to...

How to Make Friends as a Foreigner in Istanbul

It hit me a few weeks after moving to Istanbul two years ago. I was stressed and confused by so many things like accommodation...

Istanbul Basics: Opening a Bank Account in Turkey

There are several reasons why residents of Istanbul need a Turkish bank account - the most obvious being that it is required for most residence permit...

Be Earthquake Ready

It’s the kind of story that sweeps down the gossip chain, becoming so popular that it morphs into an urban legend. The tale retold whenever...

Top 5 Bookshops in Istanbul

Istanbul sure does have a lot to offer when it comes to the world of books - there are boutique retailers, hidden stores, retail...

A Guide to Correctly Queuing in Istanbul

A few days ago I was waiting for the bus in the ridiculously long line at Beşiktaş Square - some mornings the line turns...

A Guide to Istanbul Earthquake Preparedness

With all the disturbing events in the news recently, it is easy to forget the more mundane, boring threats of life: pickpockets in Taksim,...

Professional Help for Your Residence Permit Application Process

If you've landed here, you're likely looking for some professional help with your residence permit application process. We don't blame you, it's super stressful!...

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