Few resources can build a better picture of life in Turkey than the expat blogs maintained by already established foreigners. Whether these writers are recounting great challenges, relaying roll-on-the-floor funny encounters, delivering crucial advice and important tips, or reaching out to those around them, their insight affords others a unique and personal glimpse into their new community.

Best expat blogs in Turkey

Following the Funks

American expats Catie and Jason share their adventures and experiences of expat life in Turkey's coastal town of Izmir in this interesting and insightful blog.

Insideout Istanbul

Lisa Morrow is an Australian expat, who has lived in Istanbul since 2010. Her blog aims to introduce visitors to the lesser known sights and areas of Istanbul.

Back to Bodrum

Annie Onursan is a British writer and expat who lives in Bodrum. Her blog tells you everything you ever wanted to know about living in this Turkish city, and some things you didn't. 

Janey in Mersin

Jane Gündogan is an Australian expat living in a village near Mersin, a town on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Married to a Turk, she shares her entertaining insights into her daily life as an expat in Mersin.


Written by US expats who lives in Adana, the blog provides an interesting glimpse into life in the city. They also produce the website Explore Adana, which gives an insider’s guide to many of the city’s historical, cultural and culinary hotspots.

Turkish Travel Blog

Written by British expat Natalie Sayin – who has lived in Didim on the Aegean Coast of Turkey for over 10 years – the Turkish Travel Blog is packed full of useful and interesting articles on living and travelling in Turkey.

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