Briefly about Turkey
Turkey is a country with a rich cultural and historical heritage, wonderful landscapes of mountains and seas. Here are the most beautiful balloons in Cappadocia, the luxurious pools of Pamukkale, the traditional Turkish bath (hammam) and the famous delicacy – Dondurma ice cream.
- Ephesus’ ancient city (not far from Ephesus is the house of the Virgin and the tomb of the Apostle John the Theologian).
- Ancient city of Side
- Istana Topkapı
- Damlatas cave
The climate in Turkey is continental. Summer is hot and dry, the temperature exceeds +30, and winter is warm, with a temperature of +10. The holiday season is from April to November.
Religions in Turkey
Turkish medicine is widely known, and doctors are professionals in their field and rank 10th in the world in terms of quality of services. Public clinics are cheap for Turkish residents. For tourists, an appointment with a doctor costs from $100. Many medical tourists come to Turkish clinics for plastic surgery.
Turkish cuisine is known all over the world. It has national dishes of Arabic, Mediterranean and Georgian cuisines. Some of the most popular dishes are juicy kokorech (fried offal (heart, lungs, kidneys, etc.) stuffed into mutton or goat intestines), all kinds of kebabs, crispy pita, sweet baklava, strong fragrant coffee and delicious Dondurma ice-cream.
The average salary in the country is about 1000$. Salaries for Middle Software Engineer are in the range of $1900 per month.
Taxes for individuals in Turkey are – 40%.
|Food in an inexpensive restaurant||8$|
|Lunch for 2 people, a middle-class restaurant with three courses||16$|
|Combo lunch at McDonald’s||3$|
|Milk (1 liter)||0.6$|
|Eggs (12 pcs)||0.9$|
|One way ticket (city transport)||0.3$|
|Taxi (price per 1 kilometer)||0.2$|
|Petrol (1 liter)||1.3$|
Housing prices in India (Goa) per month
|Rent a modest housing or room||470$ / month|
|Renting an apartment or a room in a good hotel||850$ / month|
Digital Nomad Visa
Instead of a nomad visa, Turkey provides an opportunity to obtain a short-term residence permit, also known as “ikamet”.
Short-term residence permit
A residence permit is issued for up to 1 year and is already done in Turkey. You can apply if you plan to stay in the country for more than 3 months for a period of 180 days.
To apply for a short-term residence permit, you need:
- Notarized confirmation of long-term rental housing
- Medical insurance for the entire period
- Bank statement confirming the availability of sufficient funds ($500 for each month)
- For spouses, you need a marriage certificate with a notarized translation into Turkish
- Fee is around $45
Registration for the submission of documents for a residence permit takes place on the official website of the General Directorate of the Migration Service of the Republic of Turkey.
Most countries have 90 days of visa-free travel: Ukraine, Kazakhstan, EU countries and others.
The exception is Russia – 60 days for one entry, and for Belarus – 30.
You can stay in the country for 90 days out of a period of 180 days. If you want to stay longer, you can apply for a short-term residence permit.
For a complete list of visa-free countries, see the Wiki page or the Passport Index.
To enter Turkey on a visa-free basis, you need:
- Valid passport
- Accommodation booking
- Insurance policy with coverage against Covid-19
- Return ticket. (In fact, this is almost never asked)