Turkey: why Russians are leaving the country en masse and what awaits those who remain

In 2022, Turkey caught the attention of Russians as a promising relocation destination, but sudden changes in the environment led to a mass exodus. The Russian woman, telling her experience, identifies several main reasons for this phenomenon. First of all, rising prices for all areas of life have made Turkey less affordable to live in. Economic instability, the fight against inflation and difficulties with residence permits have become serious obstacles. Comparisons with other countries and uncertainty about the future also contribute. Particular attention is paid to changes in obtaining a residence permit, which makes the decision on permanent relocation to Turkey ambiguous. The situation may become clearer after municipal elections in the summer.

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