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.


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Here we are Turkey  – is part of the Here We Are Global 

a global community of professional traveling partners seeking opportunities abroad 

We are happy to have the chapter in Turkey currently based in Istanbul.

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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

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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