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Moving to or from the UK? Shipping household goods from the UK to Turkey can be stressful, but we have the removals expertise to meet all your relocation needs…

From Islington to Istanbul or Bursa to Burnley; let Matthew James take the stress out of your move.



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At Matthew James Removals we have the local knowledge and industry experience to manage all of your relocation needs, wherever in Turkey you choose to move. With 3 generations of experience and shipping partners across the globe, you can be sure you’re in the most capable hands when moving to or from Turkey.


  • Complete door to door service
  • Export wrapping and packing services
  • Unpacking and re-assembly services
  • Electronic inventory with QR locations
  • FCL (Full Container Load) Or Groupage
  • Customs clearance assistance
  • International deep sea insurance cover
  • 3 generations of experience
  • Partners across the globe
  • Bespoke crating
  • IAM, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & ISO 45001 accredited
  • Superior quality packing materials
  • All loads inventoried by our own staff
  • Meticulous attention to detail

Shipping abroad can be complex with each country’s customs requirements and local regulations being different. The precise cost for shipping or air freight will depend on the exact size (and sometimes the weight) of your consignment.

We recommend air freight if you require your effects promptly. If you wish to ship most or all of your household effect we recommend FCL (Full Container Load) for your removals to Turkey.

For smaller shipments, we recommend our part load (groupage) service as the most practical and cost effective option. The exact price will depend on the cubic capacity, container size, and service required. Part loads will be returned to our warehouse for consolidation and loading. Full load, FCL (Full Containers Load) are loaded at our warehouse as we have bespoke level loading bay facilities here on site.

Our expert packing service provides a detailed Electronic inventory for customs and is suitable for use with ‘all risk’ marine insurance cover.

Regular services to Turkey from the UK…

At Matthew James Removals we offer regular services to and from the UK and Turkey, throughout the year. From FCL (full container load) to Groupage services, we offer a service to meet your requirements. Our expertise, know-how, local knowledge and our partners across the globe make us the obvious choice for moving to Turkey.


Our company has been accredited to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001. We are members of the IAM (international Association of Movers), the world’s largest trade association for the global moving industry and we were the first removal company to be awarded the FORS GOLD accreditation.

Matthew James International Shipping

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Located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Turkey is bordered by seven countries. With influences from the Ottoman, Byzantine, Greek, and Roman empires, the country’s history is a melting pot from all over the world. Known for its beautiful landscapes, natural wonders, and popular cuisine, Turkey is a magical place that enthrals all who visit.

Turkey is an emerging market economy, and is often classified as a newly industrialised country. This means that the country’s many industries as rapidly growing, making for great employment opportunities in the right sectors. It is renowned for its high-quality textile industry (7th largest in the world), and is a major exporter of clothing, home, and technical textiles. Manufacturing employs 84% of the population, so food, apparel, motor, and basic metals and an extremely important part of Turkey’s economy. As the official language is Turkish, then you will have to brush up in order to take full advantage of any employment opportunities that could be on offer.

With a developed metro system in its two largest cities, and a trams connecting getting you to your destination in other places, getting around Turkey is a breeze. Working alongside these are the many bus routes and ferry’s (depending on where you are staying) which give you a very scenic option on your journey. As well as a tourist attraction, many cities make use of cable cars to transport people to otherwise difficult to reach areas. All major cities are connected by high-speed train (the Ankara – Istanbul line in one of the fastest in the world).

The largest and most popular cities to live in is Istanbul, mostly because it is one of the most vibrant cities in the world, which offers a mix of the modern and historical. A major business hub, it is a popular choice for professionals. Ankara is the capital city of Turkey, with a much more relaxed pace of life than Istanbul. Its universities and relative tranquility make it a good choice for families and students. Antalya, a resort city, is known for its stunning natural scenery, ancient ruins, and beautiful beaches.

Turkey has a well-developed education system, and the government has established the ‘Turkey Scholarships’ program which provides financial aid to international students wishing to study higher education at one of their universities. Some international school options include the Istanbul International Community, Istanbul international, and British International. At the higher end, prices will, on average, cost twenty-nine thousand pounds. For those taking advantage of the scholarship, Middle East Technical, Bilkent, and Sabanci Universites.

With such a rich history, and unique blend of cultures, Turkey has an abundance of things on offer. There are of course the stunning beaches in Antalya and the Aegean coast to melt away the days, but turkey is certainly a place that needs to be explored. Cappadocia is famous for its hot air balloon rides over its natural landscape, and its impressive underground cities. The ancient ruins of Ephesus, Troy, and Hierapolis are also a must for any history buff. The natural wonder of Pamukkale in western Turkey is well-known for its white terraces that are made from calcium carbonate. And after, why not take a dip into the mineral-rich pools.


Istanbul – Altinkum – Ankara – Izmir – Bursa – Fethiye – Mugla – Bodrum – Dalaman – Antalya – Aydin – Kusadasi – Kalkan – Yalikavak – Side – Marmaris

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