Retire in Izmir, Turkey

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Oct 19, 2021

Summary: Retirees share their experiences living in Izmir, Turkey. What are the challenges and rewards of retiring in Izmir?

How do I meet people in Izmir?

When we asked people living in Izmir about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:

"There's the Izmir Turkish American Association which has various activities for Turks and Americans and some of them are free and for others there's a fee. They do things such as go on outings to historical sites, cooking classes, English lessons, poetry club and movie nights, just to name a few. Also, there's the IWAI (International Women's Association of Izmir), which hosts coffee mornings, dinners, and other events," commented one retiree living in Izmir, Turkey.

What is life like in Izmir?

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