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What types of jobs do most expatriate spouses/partners have? Locally based or telecommuting? Full-time or part-time? Can you comment on local salary scales?

There is no real ability to work on the local economy, especially without Turkish language. Most employed American spouses work at the consulate. - Sep 27, 2017
Teaching jobs, yes. All others, well, I hope that your spouse can get a job in the consulate. - Oct 24, 2010
In education yes, in other areas very few. - Jan 4, 2010
No and the Turks make it very difficult - Jan 3, 2010
The official work permit route can be long and difficult, but some have succeeded. The informal route of teaching English or consulting, sometimes being paid via the home country, also seems to work. But it has its perils. - Dec 21, 2009
None. There is a minimal bilateral work agreement between the US and Turkey. I believe the only exception is teaching. There are only a small handful of family member jobs within the consulate. - Dec 3, 2009