One of the first steps in settling into your new life in Turkey will be organising transport – so you’ve got your independence to travel round and explore your beautiful new home country. However, there are rules on driving in Turkey that you need to follow, whether you’re bringing a car over or, like most people, purchasing one there.
Turkey’s a fascinating mixture of East and West – and its architecture is testimony to that. You can find anything from modern, European-style villas to intricately detailed Ottoman townhouses. We explore the main types of Turkish houses.
Turkey’s making headlines as the lira exchange rate drops to the lowest rate this year against both the pound and the dollar, after a fall of over 34% across the past year. However, there’s also good news for the country. According to the Turkish Statistical Institute, house sales increased by 22.4% between June 2017 and June 2018. And, while a weak lira isn’t great for Turks importing from abroad, it does mean lower costs for international property owners.
Great news for anyone buying a home in Turkey. You should be able to get there even more easily. Thomas Cook and Jet2 are leading the pack of holiday companies announcing new plans for Turkey for this and next summer. The arrival of more tourists (and their money) will encourage infrastructure improvements, but the biggest benefit wil be in more flights to Turkey.