removals to turkey

Removals to Turkey | Shipping to Turkey | Moving Overseas

Turkey is one our most popular destinations and we can be found carrying out removals to Turkey or back to the UK almost every day. As a result, Dolphin Movers have unrivalled experience of shipping to Turkey and can offer a highly professional and efficient service either for individuals moving house to Turkey or businesses wanting to move or open up new offices here.

Our shipping to Turkey service covers all towns and cities in Turkey, but particularly the cities of Istanbul and Izmir. Many of the people moving house to Turkey from the UK every year are attracted by the economic opportunities here, with several industries performing well. The Turkish shipbuilding industry, for instance, is now 5th in the world, just behind Germany, while banking and construction are also doing well. However, many removals to Turkey are prompted by the lifestyle on offer here, with a low cost of living and appealing climate.

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About Turkey

Geography and Demographics
The capital city of Turkey is Ankara. Other cities include Istanbul, Izmir, Bursa, Adana, Gaziantep, Konya, Antalya and Kayseri. There are international airports located in Adana, Ankara, Antakya, Antalya, Bodrum, Bursa, Dalaman, Erzurum, Eskisehir, Gaziantep, Istanbul, Izmir, Kayseri, Konya, Kutahya, Malatya, Nevsehir, Samsun, Sanliurfa and Trabzon. Flights between the UK and Turkey take around four hours. The largest sea port is the Port of Istanbul with other large ports on the Dardanelles Strait, Port of Sedef, Port of Gemlik, Port of Ambarli, Port of Nemrut Bay, Port of Izmir and Port of Mersin, as well as numerous other smaller ports. Turkey has an estimated population of 73.7 million and shares borders with Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia , Armenia, Iran, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Syria.

Turkey's major industries are clothing, processed food, cars, electronics, mining, steel, petrol products, construction, timber and paper. Turkey's main exports are clothing, automotive goods, iron, steel, white goods, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

Turkey is strategically placed between the continents of Europe and Asia and has always been a significant country throughout history. Greek literature speaks of the city of Troy, which was situated on the coast of Turkey thousands of years ago. The first main empire to occupy the country was that of the Hittites. Subsequently the Assyrians and then the Greeks began to inhabit the area around 1200 BC. Many cities in the area were established by the Greeks, including Byzantium, which later became Constantinople and today is Istanbul. Turkey was later occupied by the Persian Empire, Alexander the Great and the Roman Empire.

Byzantium became the new capital city of the Roman Empire in 324 AD, under Roman Emperor Constantine I and remained as the capital of Byzantium for many centuries.

The Turks began to move into the land in the 11th Century and the Ottoman Empire was born in the 13th century, becoming the most dominant empire in the region and surviving for over 700 years until it broke down after World War I. The Republic of Turkey was set up in 1923 by Mustafa Kemal, a Turkish war hero.

The Soviet Union began to insist on military bases in Turkey after World War II and the United States announced the Truman Doctrine. This was predominantly to ensure the security and freedom of Turkey and Greece.

Landmarks and Attractions
Turkey combines spectacular raw beauty with exceptional archaeological and historical sites. Landmarks and attractions include Antalya, Bodrum, Cappadocia in Nevsehir, Divrigi Great Mosque and Hospital, Dolmabahce Palace, Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, Mount Ararat, Nemrut Dagi, Pamukkale, Pergumum Ruins, Ruins of Ephesus, The Blue Mosque in Istanbul and Troy. Popular cuisine includes kebabs, doner, kofte and manti (savoury dumplings).

Expats in Turkey
Turkey is a popular and lively expat destination. East meets west and ancient meets modern in this land at the crossroads of Europe and Asia and most expats choose to live in Istanbul. There is something for everyone including history, archaeology, nightlife, shopping and beaches. Despite the fact that 99% of the population are Muslim, Turkey is a secular republic and headscarves are banned in schools, colleges and government offices. The cost of living is low compared to the rest of Europe.

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Further Information

Moving House to Turkey – A Guide to Istanbul