A Handbook for Living in Turkey

Last Updated on May 2, 2019

Thinking of moving to Turkey? Not sure where to live? Don’t understand the system for buying a house? Not clear about how to obtain legal residency?

You need A Handbook for Living in Turkey,by Pat Yale.

The renowned Lonely Planet guidebook author writes from personal experience: in 1999 she bought a badly ruined house in GöremeCappadocia, hired artisans to restore and decorate it, and now lives in Turkey (“with far too many cats,” she says).

She’s done it all, and writes from personal experience with a guide-author’s talent for explaining everything clearly and in detail.

Want to find out where to learn Turkish? Unsure about opening a Turkish bank account?

All these and other questions are answered in A Handbook for Living in Turkey, published byÇitlembik of Istanbul.

Here’s what it covers:

A New Life in Turkey
In Search of the Perfect Home
The Renting Game
Buying Your Own Piece of Turkey
The Building Business
Getting Connected
Tying the Knot in Turkey
Bringing Up Children in Turkey
Working Life
Financial Know-How
Shopping Trips
Health Matters
The Social Whirl
Having Fun
Learning the Language
On The Road
All About Animals
Getting Involved
The Turkish Paperchase
Out and About
Making the Move
Later Life
When Things Go Wrong

Many chapters come with an appendix giving contact details for schools, hospitals, shops, etc. You can buy your copy in Turkey at any good bookstore, or from:

Çitlembik Publications
Seyh Bender Sok. 18/5
Asmalimescit, Tünel
80050 Istanbul, Turkey
tel: +90 (212) 292 3032
fax: +90 (212) 293 3466

In the USA you can buy it from Nettleberry.

My former co-author, colleague and friend Pat Yale has been visiting Turkey on and off since 1974. For more than 10 years she worked on a range of Lonely Planet guides to Turkey which gave her the opportunity to travel all around the country many times.

She has also written innumerable articles about the country for British newspapers and magazines.

You may also want to look at Buying in Turkeyby Dominic Whiting. More…


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