The Ultimate Preparation – Reading List for Life in Turkey

The Ultimate Preparation – Reading List for Life in Turkey

Getting ready to take the plunge for your life on the Mediterranean Sea?

A view of the Greek Island of Meis (Kastellerizo) from Kas, Turkey.



One great winter preparation for your trip to Turkey is through reading about this amazing country, now the world’s seventh most popular travel destination.  There are some excellent fiction and non-fiction selections available, and we’ve prepared a few of our favorites below.

Birds Without Wings – Louis DeBerniere

Bastard of Istanbul – Elif Safak

The Forty Rules of Love– Elive Safak

Portrait of a Turkish Family – Irfan Orga

Memed my Hawk – Yasar Kemal

Yabanci – Elis Flipse

Bliss – O.Z. Livaneli

Tales from the Expat Harem – Annastazia Ashman and Jennifer Gokmen.

Daily Sabah also recently published its own compilation of suggested reading.


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