Expatriate Moving To Turkey Case Study

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The Republic of Turkey is a vibrant and prominent destination for an expatriate which rewards the individual making the move with surprisingly enhanced traveling experience. Located in the Southeast of Europe and Northeast of the Mediterranean Sea, Turkey is an independent country of the continent of Western Asia. The country is surrounded by three different seas namely the Mediterranean Sea, the Aegean Sea and the Black Sea. The country is considered to be the primary bridge to the Western and Eastern Europe. 783,562 kilometer square is the total area of Turkey with 98% of land and 2% of water (Hodoğlugil and Mahley, 2012). The neighboring countries of Turkey include Iran, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iraq, Syria, Greece and Bulgaria. According …show more content…
For an expatriate moving to turkey, there are great many cultural differences that need to be considered and looked into. For a human resource manager to adjust to a whole new country with a diverse culture, factors such as language, religion, politics, legal structure and societal organization are to be considered. These factors must be looked into before migrating to the country, as it is important for managers to be aware of the cultural differences before they arrive to the destination to avoid bad surprises. Three cultural differences are focused in this paper, which are language, religion and societal organization. These cultural differences can become challenging if not dealt with before time. Therefore, it is essential for the human resource manager to learn about these differences before going to Turkey. The official language of Turkey is Turkish and 95% of the population communicates in Turkish language (Hodoğlugil and Mahley, 2012). Majority of the Turkish nationals do not know the English language. Therefore, it is important to learn the language before moving into Turkey as language can be a huge

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