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Giving Birth in Turkey: Choosing the Right Obstetrician

You are pregnant, congratulations! This is most probably the happiest moment of your life, enjoy it for a second! But not too long, because...

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...

Choosing a Housekeeper and/or Nanny in Istanbul

All of us - single or in relationships, with or without kids - need help at home from time to time. It can be...

The Yabangee Contributor’s Guide to New Year’s Eve in Istanbul #2

As New Year’s Eve draws closer, the pressure is increasing on how to best ring in the new year. We’ve asked some of the...

Renting a Flat in Istanbul: A Basic Guide to Accommodation

Renting a flat in Istanbul can be a stressful, intimidating experience - especially for first-timers. There's a lot to take into account and if...

15 Cool Places to Study in Galata Neighborhood

Galata is a beautiful neighborhood in the apex of Beyoğlu district. It used to be a sanctuary for Turkey’s Greek, Armenian, Italian and Jewish...

Eight Suggestions for a Kid-Friendly New Year’s & Christmas in Istanbul

While we are leaving 2017 behind, all sorts of celebrations for Christmas and New Year's Eve are underway. We are regularly bombarded with countless...

How to Survive the Metrobüs Experience in Istanbul

“Metrobüs” is a word whispered in dark corners of the yabangee community in İstanbul. So what is this so called Metrobüs? How does it...

Issues with Joint Bank Accounts in Turkey

If you have lived in Turkey for a while, you’ve probably got an account with a local bank. It is easy enough to open...

Buying a Home in Turkey – Getting a Mortgage (Part IV)

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Seasonal Foods in Turkey: A Breakdown

Life is a collection of rhythms, reflecting humanity’s collective love of tradition and routine. Yet for many around the world, the rhythm of the...

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