Retire in Istanbul, Turkey

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Feb 11, 2022

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

How do I meet people in Istanbul?

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

"Istanbul is a great expat post in many ways - it has the diversity of an active cosmopolitan city but also has a very nice group of expat population. There are associations here such as IWI (Intl. Women of Istanbul), AWI(American women), French group, Latino group, Die Brucke (Germans), Italian group and many others," said another retiree in Istanbul.

What is life like in Istanbul?

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