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12 Advantages of Living in Turkey

Living in Turkey, a country located on two continents, Asia and Europe, and consisting of different cultures, is a unique experience. Lower living costs than in Europe double the attractiveness of living in Turkey.

In this article, we will provide 12 reasons to migrate to Turkey and to live in Turkey.

 Human Rights

It is the general name of the rights given to human beings, regardless of their language, religion, race, gender, nationality, social status, and color. We categorize Turkey’s human rights into six sections:

Personal rights

It protects people’s physical and moral integrity and allows them to protect their own thoughts, religions, and beliefs.

Civil rights

It ensures that we are not exposed to arbitrary practices within the legal and political system.

Social rights

They are the rights required for full participation in social life. It primarily includes the right to education, the right to establish and maintain a family, the right to health, the right to protection from discrimination.

Rights on freedom of thought, conscience, and religion

It includes the freedom of individuals to change their thoughts or beliefs and the freedom to live and express their religion or belief alone or collectively and openly or privately.

Economic rights

It does not only include the right to work, the right to an adequate standard of living, the right to housing and the right to retirement.

Cultural rights

It covers the right to freely participate in the cultural life of the society with its own cultural background and the right to education to transfer this culture to future generations.

Economy

Turkey has the world’s 13th largest GDP. In 2019, Turkey’s exports were $180.4 billion and its imports were $210.4 billion.

The major export goods of Turkey are Ships, Home Appliances, Electronics, Textiles, Iron, and Steel.

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Turkey was $12.4 billion in 2019.

Tourism in Turkey is an important part of the economy. Turkey is one of the world’s top ten destination countries. Germany and Russia send the most tourists to Turkey.

 

Education

As long as the education system in a country does not improve, it is not possible to talk about development or social peace.

The children as representatives of the future of the country should equip themselves.

Education policies in the government are built on this and investments are made on it.

Therefore, while the budget allocated to education expenditures in developed countries is between 6-7 percent, this rate is very low in developing countries.

The investments made in education in recent years in Turkey are good. While the education budget was at 1.5-2 percent, it was increased to 5.2 percent.

Improvements were made in many areas. The enrollment rate of nearly 100 percent girls and boys in the standards of developed countries was ensured. Significant changes were made in universities. Investments were made in vocational training within the framework of standards. Physical conditions of schools were improved, classrooms were increased.

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The secular education system, which could not prioritize education 15 years ago, has now overcome these problems and is busy with the content of education.

Elective courses in secondary and high schools were increased and courses such as the Life of Muhammad, Basic Religious Knowledge, the Holy Quran, Living Languages and Dialects were also included among the elective courses.

 

Health Service

In 2003, the government launched a comprehensive health reform program that increased the budget for health services and aimed at making the majority of the population available to healthcare at a low cost. There are 116 health institutions and an average of 573 patients per doctor. In addition, the number of beds per 1000 people is 2.64.

 

Food

Turkey is especially popular in foreign countries with its food. Turkish cuisine has a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Almost in all of Turkey’s district, you can find a weekly bazaar where you can get fresh food directly from farmers.

 

Sightseeing & Entertainment

Turkey’s magnificent climate and stunning nature provide numerous opportunities for enjoying the outdoors and fresh air. There are long and surprisingly beautiful beaches, especially in the Mediterranean and Aegean Regions. These beaches offer numerous activities you can join. Sailing, paragliding, snorkeling, and diving are some of the alternatives. You can enjoy the magnificent nature, the clear sea, and the underwater world.

 

Dynamic Real Estate

The real estate sector in Turkey is very dynamic. Many new investments are made every year, especially in the Mediterranean Region. Investors can be Turkish or foreigners who want to invest in a very profitable complex. There are many complexes and sites built with modern and elegant features. Many of them are luxuriously decorated for your comfort. In complexes and sites, caregivers, VIP services, gyms, saunas, sports fields, and many other services are offered.

 

Climate

Turkey is encountered in three different climate types. this is an advantage too.

In the Mediterranean climate, which is generally found on the shores of the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, summers are hot and dry and winters are mild and rainy.

A transitional climate can be seen on the shores of the Sea of Marmara, which connects the Aegean Sea and the Black Sea.

The terrestrial climate is found in central Anatolia, eastern Anatolia, and southeastern Anatolia, i.e. in the interior. The annual and daily temperature differences are high in this climate. Summers are hot and dry and winters are cold and snowy.

 

Culture

Today’s Turkish culture has been shaped as a result of an effort to become a modern Western state while preserving traditional beliefs and historical values.

Turkey has a multi-cultural environment in each region. The reason for this is that many different people living in Turkey from a variety of backgrounds. Turkish people are hospitable and friendly. Especially in regions where tourists are concentrated every year, local people get used to foreigners around them. You can even see the signs in 3 or 4 different languages. Most business owners and workers speak more than one language. They host thousands of foreigners every year and enjoy the multicultural environment.

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History

Turkey is very rich due to its host to many civilizations and empires throughout history. There are countless artifacts, museums, historical sites and so on from various periods of history. For a culture enthusiast, Turkey is a treasure chest with countless opportunities to be seen and learned. You can also stay in restored historical sites in many regions. You can visit different museums in all cities.

 

External Affairs

Turkey is a member of institutions such as the United Nations, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Economic Cooperation Organization, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization, the G8 and the G20. Turkey has also been a temporary member of the UN Security Council for several years.

In line with the traditional Western orientation, relations with Europe have always been a central part of Turkish foreign policy. The country, which became a member of the Council of Europe in 1949, established a partnership relationship with the European Economic Community (which later turned into the European Union) in 1963. After many years of political negotiations, Turkey applied for full membership to the EEC in 1987, became a joint member of the Western European Union in 1992, joined the EU Customs Union in 1995, and started full membership negotiations with the European Union in 2005. Today, membership of Turkey in the European Union is regarded as a strategic goal and state policy.

Another determining factor of Turkey’s foreign relations has been relations with the United States. Turkey has benefited the political and economic support of the United States in important issues such as membership in the European Union.

 

Military

The Turkish Armed Forces are the second-largest military power among NATO member countries after the United States Armed Forces. According to the 2011 NATO statistics, Turkey has 495,000 active troops.

Turkey is one of five countries that are a part of NATO’s common nuclear policy, together with Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Italy. The Incirlik airbase has a total of 90 B61 nuclear bombs, 40 of which are intended for use by the Turkish Air Force, provided it receives NATO approval in the event of a nuclear conflict.

The Turkish Armed Forces consist of three divisions: The Land Forces, the Naval Forces and the Air Force. The Gendarmerie and the Coast Guard, which performs internal security and military affairs in peacetime under the auspices of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, join the Land Forces and the Naval Forces during the war.

Therefore, Turkey is a very safe and peaceful country.

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