Remote Work Series, Part 2: What are the criteria for evaluating how attractive a city is for remote work?

    Jul 08, 2022 @ 03:09 PM / by Michael Joyce

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    Following on from last week’s introduction to remote work considerations here we take a look into the numbers behind the romantic notion of packing up to work from another location.

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    Record-high Inflation in Istanbul

    Mar 17, 2022 @ 05:56 AM / by Kathy Lam

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    Turkey’s annual inflation has been soaring to record-high levels since the currency devaluation triggered by interest rate cuts last year.

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    Istanbul’s Rising Rents

    Aug 02, 2021 @ 01:30 PM / by Mona Zayed

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    Rents increased in Istanbul as demand for housing climbs and the value of the Turkish lira continues to slide against the U.S. dollar.

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    Istanbul, Turkey: The latest on rideshares and getting around

    Feb 25, 2020 @ 06:15 AM / by Samuel Pearl Schwartz

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    Western rideshare apps have struggled in Turkey. Protests by taxi drivers and government opposition have left these ridesharing companies in a state of uncertainty over the last year. On my recent trip to Ankara and Istanbul, I experienced this firsthand. In Ankara, I tried to use a popular local rideshare app but gave up because it was only available in Turkish despite claims that they support English-speaking users. Apart from the local rideshare app, there was no other rideshare presence in Ankara, and I was entirely reliant on local taxis.

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    TRYing to Understand Turkey's Expatriate Lease Laws?

    Dec 14, 2018 @ 01:58 PM / by Gerald Abbey

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    For many years, the expatriate rental market in Turkey has been dominated by leases signed and paid in USD or EUR. In September of this year, President Erdogan issued a decree stating that all leases in foreign currency must be converted to Turkish lira (TRY). This move was made to stem the sharp inflation that battered Turkey’s currency in 2018, resulting in a loss of over half its value at its worst point.

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    Expatriate Housing and Security in Istanbul, Turkey

    Feb 17, 2017 @ 08:09 AM / by Eugene Kobiako

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    Today, many expatriates from Western Europe and North America have stopped coming to Istanbul and to Turkey overall.

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