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Wysok



Joined: 23 Mar 2015
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Location: Taiwan

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:51 am    Post subject: Moving to Turkey, seeking advice Reply with quote

Hi everyone,
I am an ESL teacher (2 years experience) in Taiwan currently and am looking to relocate to Turkey, specifically Istanbul.

I've done preliminary research and read a bunch of these threads but am still looking to hear from those with firsthand experience. ANY and all advice is helpful, thanks in advance!
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misskismet



Joined: 10 Sep 2011
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have any specific questions?

Why Istanbul?
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parnett



Joined: 29 Jun 2012
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Location: China

PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I lived and worked in Istanbul for 13 years. If you want specific info, then pm me with your questions. Be sure to give your qualifications and gender.
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CVN-76



Joined: 28 Mar 2014
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Istanbul is cool, but the pay, overall, in Turkey is low. Not as low as, say, Thailand, but most jobs available there you'll see advertised don't pay as much as those in Taiwan. Also, know that housing can be pricey in Istanbul. I would insist that any job provide me with a flat. I would also insist the employer cover at least a one-way airfare. Make sure these items are covered in the contract, and be sure to get a copy of the contract (NOT the agree-to-hire BS letter that doesn't mean squat) before committing. Good luck.
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svenhassel



Joined: 04 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the blacklists on fb provide good info
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CVN-76



Joined: 28 Mar 2014
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

svenhassel wrote:
the blacklists on fb provide good info


Agreed. There are many pages on FB set up to bypass bias, pages to get the truth out. Pages that paid shills with an agenda can't touch.
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