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Digital Nomad Guide to Living in Turkey

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If you’re wondering what it’s like to be a digital nomad living in Turkey, you’re not alone. You’re making a very popular choice and, in all honesty, I can’t blame you. Turkey is a fantastic country with amazing scenery, culture, food, history, and friendly locals. But, before you make your final decision, it’s best that you know as much information about what it could be like, as possible.

I lived in Turkey for several years, and I still visit regularly to see my husband. I’ve noticed a real boom in the number of remote workers choosing to relocate to different parts of the country; making it a hotspot for this coming year. To help you decide whether or not this move is for you, this digital nomad guide to Turkey will tell you everything you need to know.

About Turkey

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Turkey is a huge country that sits between Europe and the Middle East. Many people think that Istanbul is the capital city, but that title belongs to Ankara. Istanbul is, however, by far the largest city and one of my favorite places in the whole world. According to recent statistics, an estimated 16,047,000 people live in Istanbul alone.

But it’s not all about Istanbul, because there are some amazing towns and cities to visit, including vibrant Izmir, Ankara itself, and Antalya to name just a few. The south coast is definitely where it’s at during the summer months thanks to the many amazing beaches to chill out on. But, for me, the best things about Turkey are its wonderful blend of old and new, and the friendliness of the people – you won’t struggle to make friends.

There’s no shortage of things to see and do across Turkey. This is a country with a huge amount of history and countless archaeological sites to explore. Of course, there’s also the food to try; I guarantee you’ll fall in love with all the different kebabs and street food.

Living in Turkey As a Digital Nomad

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Over the last few years, Turkey has become a great spot for remote workers, and you’ll find many work-friendly cafes and coworking spaces in large towns and cities. Internet across the board is generally high quality, although I do find that using my phone as a hotspot works better than the WiFi in some places.

The most popular places for digital nomads are Istanbul, Izmir, Fethiye, Antalya, and Bodrum. However, you’ll find remote workers pretty much all over the country. Other than in the east and southeast, which tend to be more traditional and…

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