Which city in Turkey is the best to move to?

Which city in Turkey is the best to move to?

Turkey is currently one of the most attractive countries for immigration. 
You have decided on a new country, but what about the city? Especially when we talk about such a bright and vibrant country as Turkey, where one part may be completely different from the other. 
Today we will consider 3 variants of populated areas in Turkey for different types of requests. 

Request 1. I want to live in a megalopolis where there is a large-scale business environment and a busy cultural life. 

Then Istanbul, which never sleeps, will definitely suit you. This is a megalopolis where dozens of cultures have mixed on the shores of the Bosphorus Strait. The Old City keeps forever in the VI century St. Sophia Byzantine Cathedral, the Hippodrome erected by the Romans and the Egyptian obelisk. Crazy traffic with business centers, bars, cultural venues, and cozy places make up the other part of the city. 

The transport system is very diverse — you can take a ferry ride, which is a very cheap way to get to your destination without traffic jams. And besides the well-established metro system, there is Marmaray, the Eurasian tunnel in Istanbul. This is the only underwater tunnel in the world connecting Europe with Asia. Marmaray in Istanbul is a connection of a land electric train, an underground metro, and an underwater tunnel under the Bosphorus. But this was not enough for the Turks, so they created a metrobus, a separate fenced transport line where buses run at high speed.
Istanbul Life Hack is about living and partying in non-tourist areas. There are cheaper and have fewer visitors who want to profit from yabAnji. Plus, Istanbul is more progressive than many cities in Turkey, and there are fewer people with a conservative approach, like men’s treatment of women, alcohol, and leisure activities.
Here you can go to concerts of American and European performers, listen to live music or take a chair outside and meet the sunset in the park with the rest of the city residents — a good local tradition.
One of the downs is the noise and traffic that is present in any megalopolis. Despite the amount of public transport, if you drive your car, be prepared for serious traffic jams. Living on the Bosphorus Strait does not give you bonuses like swimming; hence, you will still need to get to the nearest beach and the sea for more than an hour. If you want to take a taxi, then there may be an unpleasant surprise waiting for you. You may have to wait for it for half an hour or an hour, and on the way the taxi driver can drop you off if traffic jams will be bothersome. 
Also, keep in mind that Istanbul is a northern city, so there are very cold winters here, with minimal heating. 

Request number 2. I want to live in a big city, but to have the sea, the beach and short winters. Then welcome to Antalya!

Antalya is a resort city that is famous for its Old Harbor, where yachts are moored, and beaches surrounded by huge hotels. It is located on the Turkish Riviera, a stretch of the Mediterranean coast of Turkey that attracts tourists due to its clear blue waters. Hadrian's Gate, built in honor of the Roman emperor who visited Antalya in 130, and the Hidirlik Tower, erected in the II century, offering an excellent view of the harbor, remind of the period when the city was an important port of the Roman Empire.
There is a short winter and a long summer: from March to October. Traffic is not as dense as in Istanbul. A separate plus is excellent residential complexes. 

What is considered a luxury in Russia is quite normal here. Most likely, your house will have a swimming pool, its own gym, coworking, closed territory, and you will not have to overpay for it when buying a home. Antalya has a huge Russian-speaking community; a third of the population speaks Russian. It's easy to feel at home. 
Parties and sunny mood are all over the place — what could be the downsides? 
Firstly, it should be borne in mind that in the sense of big business there is only one main direction, which is tourism. Secondly, world-class stars do not perform here as often as in Istanbul. Leisure here is not so vibrant. If you are used to a large megalopolis, you might get a “there is nothing to do” feeling. The non-touristic part is not so diverse. You can come upon a lot of fenced areas, as there are hotels and historical attractions. 

On the contrary, if you like small spaces, then request number 3 will suit you.

I want to live in a cozy southern town on the coast. And there are plenty of them in Turkey — you can choose for every taste! One of these small towns is picturesque Kas. 
It has a port and all opportunities for a comfortable, measured life. Shops, cafes, low houses, a serene atmosphere, and a long summer. To summarize, it’s your own little paradise on Earth, where prices for everything are slightly lower than in megalopolises. One of the significant downsides is the lack of a variety of leisure activities, opportunities in the field of business, medicine, and education.  
Choose a place to your liking and get comfortable in a new place!