Are you interested in an internship in Turkey, but want to know more? Top 10 Turkey stories, Hadi gidelim!

An unusual national sport

Oil wrestling is the national sport of the country! The fighters coat their forearms with oil before facing their challenger.

The capital 

A classic but you should know it: The capital of Turkey is not Istanbul, but Ankara! However, Istanbul is the largest city in the country. So there are many opportunities for your internship in Turkey.

The Grand Bazaar of Istanbul contains over 3000 shops! 

61 labyrinthine streets, a legacy of the 14th century, and a must-see if you are in the country 

A city on two continents?  

Another classic: Istanbul (not the capital of Turkey, remember?) is split by the Bosphorus, a virtual border that makes 5% of Turkey in Europe

A young country 

Turkey has one of the youngest populations in the world: the average age is 31 and only 9% of the population is over 60 

A wine country 

You didn’t know that! Yet Turkey is the world’s 4ᵉ largest producer of grapes and was among the first to make wine. Don’t be surprised by all these vineyards during your internship abroad. 

Never far from the sea  

Turkey is bordered by three seas: the Black Sea to the north, the Levantine Basin (part of the Mediterranean Sea) to the south, the Aegean Sea to the west and the Sea of Marmara to the north. 

The coffee  

The Turks brought us coffee! In the 16th century! Moreover, during your internship, don’t hesitate to try their traditional coffee, quite different to what you may be used to 


Turkey drinks a lot of tea, in fact over 90% of Turks drink at least 1 cup a day! You’ll notice their pretty tulip-shaped cups in which they sip.

A global hub  

Istanbul airport is a very important hub for travel: the national airline serves more than 260 destinations, so there’s plenty to do at the weekend during your course! 

You are now more informed about Turkey and you are now armed with solid starters to use during your internship. In the meantime, if you want to have an experience in Turkey, there is only one thing to do: contact us!