Why Turkey

Many people from all over the world come to Turkey to start a new life, work, or enjoy their retirement. Turkey has evolved drastically in the last seventeen years, with some districts undergoing fast development.

Turkey is a privileged alternative for foreign nationals and their families because of its unique geographical location, rich and profound history, and cradle of various cultures and civilizations.

In Turkey, where the Real Estate market is booming, there are housing possibilities for people of all income backgrounds. There are numerous options, ranging from city center apartments to detached houses and luxury estates in the suburbs.

Turkey's rapidly growing infrastructure is especially noticeable in the transportation sector. Passengers can travel to most destinations in less than an hour thanks to the country's more than 56 airports. It is very easy to access large cities by road, thanks to double roads and highways. Furthermore, in the previous ten years, high-speed train projects have been rapidly implemented. It is planned to connect 14 major Turkish cities with high-speed train lines by 2023, the 100th anniversary of the Republic's founding.

In Turkey, there are three types of hospitals: state hospitals, university hospitals, and private hospitals. Although the majority of social security and health care systems are governed by the government, private health insurance is also available. In terms of facilities and expertise, a considerable portion of public and private hospitals meet worldwide standards.

In terms of hobbies, entertainment, culture, and art, Turkey has a lot to offer. Many cultural activities, including film, theater, concert, ballet, modern dance, opera, and exhibitions, are available throughout the country, particularly in large cities, as well as traditional amusement events and local festivals. 

Alternative activities such as golf, mountaineering, scuba diving, rafting, skiing, and yachting are available in addition to sports that appeal to huge audiences such as football, basketball, and volleyball.

Due to its location at a climate transition point, Turkey, which is surrounded on three sides by seas, allows diverse activities to be carried out simultaneously in different places. It is common, for example, to ski in one place and swim in another on the same day.

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So Let's Look at the Top Reasons to Invest and
Live a New Life in Turkey

Turkey has the 11th Strongest Economy in the World

The Turkish economy posted record growth in recent years. From 2003 to 2020, it was ranked 13th in the world, climbing from 18th to 11th. Please refer to the below graphics for further information.

 Source: IMF World Economic Out, October 2021​

Turkey has a Strategic Location

Turkey is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa, making it an efficient and cost-effective center for major markets. Turkey's geographical location allows it easy access to markets in 16 time zones, from Tokyo to New York.

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Source: invest.gov.tr

Turkey has Good Infrastructure

The availability of necessary infrastructure and lower transportation costs are two of the most compelling arguments for foreign investors to invest anywhere. Turkey's essential infrastructure, such as transportation, communications, power, and technical infrastructure, has grown in recent years, making it a hotspot for foreign investment.

Buying a property allows you and your
family to have a Turkish Residence Permit

One of the main benefits of investing in Turkey is having a Turkish residence permit for the investor and his/her family.  Short-term residence permits are issued for a maximum of two years as a principal and can be renewed as per the laws.  You can obtain the residence permit without any restrictions on the property price. Foreigners who want to stay in Turkey longer than the time limit on their visa, who need a visa exemption, or who want to stay for more than ninety days must apply for a residence permit. No Need for Visas. Come and go as you like.


Initial application requirements for Turkish residence permit/Ikamet: 

Foreigners who own real estate in Turkey or intend to start a business or make business connections in Turkey must submit the necessary documentation to the relevant Provincial Directorate of Migration Management (Göç idaresi Müdürlüü) after applying the e-residence system for short-term residence permits. (e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr). 


  • Residence permit application form

  • Copy of passport or equivalent travel document 

  • Four biometric photographs 

  • Proof of financial sufficiency and regular means of subsistence for the duration of the stay 

  • Documents/receipts for the payment of residence permit fee and card fee 

  • Title deed proving the applicant's ownership (required for foreigners who own immovable property in Turkey)​

  • Valid health insurance

Foreigners Communication Center (YiMER): Foreigners can get complete information about their residence permit from the Foreigners Communication Center (YIMER) for 24 hours by dialing 157 or +90 312 157 11 22 from outside the country.

Source: https://en.goc.gov.tr/residence-permit-types

Who can buy a property in Turkey? 

The legal grounds for the acquisition of real estates and rights by foreign natural and legal persons in our country are articles 35 and 36 of the Land Registry Law No 2644. The citizens of the countries, which are determined by the President under the authorization granted in the Land Registry Law, may acquire real estate and limited rights in rem in our country subject to the legal limitations.

At present, citizens of a total of 184 countries may acquire real estate from our country.  Everyone can buy properties in Turkey except for Syrian, North Korean, Cypriot, Armenian, and Cuban nationals.
Source: yourkeyturkey.com The official portal for property investment for foreigners.

Turkey has attractive property prices compared to other neighboring European countries 

It's also worth noting that, when compared to other popular destinations, Turkey's prices are relatively reasonable.

Completed properties in famous locations like Istanbul start as cheap as USD 50.000, allowing everyone to enjoy the comfort of a home in Turkey. 

Find below statistics of foreign property buyers as of September 2021:


Source: yourkeyturkey, September 2021

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