How to Find an Apartment in Turkey

Me in Istanbul, Turkey

Me in Istanbul, Turkey

Turkey is a Eurasian country. It shares borders with Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Iraq and Syria. The official language is Turkish. The largest cities are Istanbul and Ankara.

Below is a selection of the best resources for searching for an apartment in Turkey.

Turkey Apartment Search Engines

When I’m looking for an apartment abroad, I normally like to start with the country-specific apartment search engines and portals. Here are the most popular ones.

  • SahibindenSahibinden is a really popular classifieds site in Turkey. Have a look at this site to get a feel for the market.
  • Emlakjet: I like Emlakjet. It is really easy to navigate and has everything from apartments to summer homes to even plots of land.
  • Hurriyetemlak: This site is also good. It is chock full of apartment listings and other housing options.

Classifieds and Real Estate Agents

You can often find some hidden gems if you dig through the classifieds and real estate agent listings.

  • Craigslist: Pioneers in the internet classifieds space. These guys have tons of Istanbul apartment options that are updated daily. Craigslist is the first place I would check after testing out the Turkey-specific search engines.
  • Remax: Remax is a big worldwide real estate site.

General Apartment and Housing Search Engines

If you have already exhausted your options above, check out the general apartment and housing search engines below.

  • Trip Advisor: Trip Advisor is a great destination for vacation rentals. Search around this site to see what you come up with.
  • HomeAway.comA giant in the vacation rental space with properties featured in countries around the world.
  • AirbnbAirbnb has properties displayed for over 185 countries. You can often get some pretty good deals for short term rentals.

Useful Articles and Blog Posts

Check out the useful articles and blog posts below for more information to help you with your apartment search.

  • Anglo InfoAnglo Info has detailed information on rental agreements.
  • Just LandedJust Landed has useful information on gas, water, and utilities.

There you have it. The best places for finding an apartment in Turkey. If you are interested in working in this country, be sure to check out my article on how to find a job in Turkey as a foreigner. Enjoy your stay!

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