Useful local links

Reloc-Turkey-blog

Local and international flights

Ataturk Airport

Schedules and details of tram, metro and bus lines

Istanbul Main Bus Station

Bosphorus Cruise timetables, IDO for seabus, fast ferry & car ferry schedules:

IDO

Most popular banks for expatriates:

Garanti Bank

Local and international postage:

PTT

Most popular hospitals for expatriates:

German Hospital Taksim

Most popular English magazines:

The Guide Istanbul

Most popular English newspapers:

HURRIYET

Most preferred bookstores that sell English books:

D&R

Online grocery shopping:

MIGROS

For dog training, & dog sports club:

Von Bakaçhan Hundesport & Hundeplatz

for online cultural events / tickets:

Biletix

On-line take-away / fast-food restaurants:

Yemeksepeti

Recommended restaurants:

KIYI BALIK

Miscellaneous on-line shopping stores:

sahibinden.com

Preferred local tourism agencies:

Goturkey

Most preferred TV / Satellite companies:

DIGITURK

For most preferred mobile phone companies:

Turkcell

Furniture & accessories – furniture villages:

MASKO

Selected Shopping Malls

Istinye Park

Selected Media Markets

Teknosa

Other useful links:

Central bank / exchange rates

Major E-Commerce Sites:

Markafoni
Trendyol
1V1Y

E-Government Inquiries

Turkish National Identity Number
Turkish Social Security System
Turkish Tax Number