here we are Turkey

We are a leading network for ‘globally minded’ professionals in Turkey. We share knowledge & learn, exchange information & ideas, and build bridges between expat & local professionals.


Do you live in Turkey?
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We look forward to connecting with you!


Our Events
are announced
on our LinkedIn page

Depending on the speaker and nature of the event, we occasionally have video playback available for a limited time on our YouTube channel.

Our events cater to the needs of our network and cover a variety of topics and professional interests, such as:
  • Personal development/career growth
  • Self-care/mindfulness/time management
  • Sales tools/customer acquisition
  • Financial management/finance planning
  • Marketing/branding/story-telling
  • Technology/online tools
  • Cultural integration/cultural appropriateness
  • Are you interested in sharing your knowledge and speaking to our network? Please send an email to and tell us more. We would love to hear from you.

    Meet our team

    Caroline Onuk

    Caroline has been an expatriate all her life, having lived across four continents including several European cities, the United States and several countries across the Middle East. She is married and the mother of two multicultural children.

    She is an ACC ICF accredited and EMCC accredited team coach and the Founder of Bright Future Leaders. It was through her years as a HR professional in several global multinational firms, from her life-long transient lifestyle as well as her (attempt to) balance being a Mom and a career woman that she saw a need for coaching individuals to find their 'true purpose'.

    Learn more about Bright Future Leaders

    Connect with Caroline on LinkedIn

    Daffa Konate

    Daffa Konate, born and raised in Paris, is of Malian and Senegalese decent. Her African roots were the inspiration for Kelen, her current business venture. Through Kelen, Daffa specialized in organizing and coordinating cultural and artistic events dedicated to contemporary African art. She uses art, culture and creation as vectors of communication to create bridges between different societies.

    Daffa is currently living in Istanbul; and is delighted by the interest and enthusiasm her events generate about the African culture and artists.

    Learn more about Kelen

    Connect with Daffa on LinkedIn

    Lisa Slatter

    Lisa, from Kent, England began her career in the hospitality sector, running and managing sites in South East London. A chance change in life resulted in Lisa spending a short period in Singapore & Greece before residing in Istanbul, Turkey for the past 12 years and counting.

    In this time Lisa has developed her passion for calligraphy (creating her own business), achieved a graphic design certificate, a TEFL qualification and is now currently undertaking a Level 3 Diploma in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare.

    Lisa is driven by new challenges and enjoys sharing her life experiences with others, as she helps them to pursue their own goals.

    Connect with Lisa on LinkedIn

    Anna Ilhan

    Anna jokingly refers to herself as the ‘happy hermit’ and states that she is 'happiest in the company of her laptop'. Although she may like to state these notions about herself, Anna’s professional background includes petroleum engineering, technical sales and marketing. She is the co-founder and "tech-in-chief" of Bloomer Zine, a digital publication company specializing in a positive user experience through the ‘digital-first’ approach.

    An expat since 2012, Anna has made Turkey her home and enjoys sharing humorous stories about her life’s mishaps here.

    Connect with Anna on LinkedIn

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