Contributor Information – Burak Orkun

Burak is our accountant partner in Turkey. He has written our various guides to taxes in Turkey, and a variety of guides about managing your finances in Turkey.

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Burak Orkun

Burak is a partner at the Orkun & Orkun law and accountancy firm, which was founded by his father, Süleyman Orkun. The accountancy side of the business provides a full range of book keeping and accountancy services for both Turkish and foreign individuals and companies.

Burak is a qualified accountant in Turkey and joined Orkun & Orkun in 2005.

Contact details

Languages: Turkish (native), English (excellent)

Address: Konacık Mahallesi Gazi Mustafa Akça Sokak No:3/1 Bodrum / MUĞLA

Telephone: +90 252 319 70 70



Chartered Public Accountant – Managing Partner at Department of Accountancy, Orkun & Orkun

2003 – University of Doğuş – Business Administration BA

2004 – University of Marmara  – Accounting and Finance (in English) (Master’s Degree)

2003-2005 – Ercüment Taşdemir (Internship)

2010 – Certified Public  Accountant (CPA)

About Orkun & Orkun

Orkun & Orkun was established in 1985 by founding partner Mr. Süleyman Orkun. It quickly became one of the largest certified public accountancy firms in Turkey’s Aegean region.

When Mr Burak Orkun joined the firm in 2005 (as managing partner), he expanded the business and began collaborating with leading international property law firms in the UK – dealing with their clients’ tax, company set-ups and auditing.

Following this collaboration, Ms Başak (Yıldız) Orkun left her post as partner at The International Law Partnership LLP, in London, to join Orkun & Orkun as a partner. This merger gave Orkun & Orkun legal consultancy status.

Orkun & Orkun now work in law and finance on a local and international level, and are well-trusted in both.

Recent posts

For more from Burak, browse our written guides to Turkey.

Inheritance Planning in Turkey
Inheritance planning (sometimes known as ‘estate planning’) is a concept that does not have a universally agreed definition. Here, the ...
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Financial & Investment Planning in Turkey
For the purposes of this guide, the terms ‘financial planning’ and ‘investment planning’ are used interchangeably ...
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Tax Planning in Turkey
However, some degree of tax planning is usually a good idea and it can, surprisingly often, allow you to make ...
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Tax Inspections in Turkey
The Tax Department has the legal right to inspect any person’s or any company’s tax affairs at any time ...
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Taxes on Companies in Turkey
Some businesses operate as sole traders. These businesses are not taxed separately as businesses (but do have to account for ...
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Double Taxation Treaties in/with Turkey
Most countries recognise that it is essentially unfair to tax people twice on the same piece of income, capital gain, ...
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Taxes on Individuals in Turkey (income tax, capital gains tax, property tax etc.)
Turkey has, as all countries do, a whole set of taxes you need to bear in mind when budgeting - ...
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Taxes in Turkey
Turkey is a low-to-mid-tax regime. Tax levels, for individuals and companies, are lower than in many countries ...
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Receiving Your Pension in Turkey
When you live in Turkey there are no restrictions upon receiving any pension to which you are entitled in another ...
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Moving Money & FX in Turkey
Foreign exchange (FX) is one of those boring subjects which it is so easy to overlook when planning your international ...
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Utilities in Turkey
Utilities: not the most exciting part of a move, but definitely vital. It's best to learn what to expect before ...
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Banks & Banking in Turkey
Banking is an important part of the Turkish economy. The sector is made up of a mixture of state-run banks ...
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Bringing Your Money to Turkey
When you move to Turkey you will have a major decision to make about what to do with your money ...
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