We wanted to take a minute as the Holiday season draws near to look back on the year's accomplishments and to anticipate the new year of 2023.

It's vital to keep in mind that the holiday season is a time for celebration and joy, and we sincerely wish that everyone can experience joy and happiness during this time, regardless of belief or faith.

But it's also crucial to keep in mind that the end of the year is a time for reflection and preparation. As we approach the new year, we wanted to remind our readers of a few useful things.

First and foremost, make sure that all of your utilities are in your name and that you are registered at your current home. This will guarantee that you can access the services you need and prevent any problems or delays.

Additionally, we wanted to inform our readers that taxes for registering mobile phones in Turkey may rise in the future. The tax for registering a mobile phone is scheduled to rise from 2732 TL to 6090 TL as of January 1, 2023. It's crucial to register new mobile phones or renew existing ones by this deadline if you want to avoid paying a higher tax rate.

Along with these useful factors, we also wanted to give our readers a unique deal on our insurance plans. We are giving our private insurance products a 25% discount for a constrained time. This is a fantastic chance to secure trustworthy insurance protection for you and your loved ones.

We wanted to share a Holiday poem and a recipe to try as we say goodbye to this year and welcome the new year of 2023:

Holiday Poem:

'Tis the season of cheer and good will,
A time for family, friends, and good food to fill.
The air is crisp, the trees are bare,
But our hearts are full, and we have much to share.

So let's raise a glass, and give thanks for all,
For the love, the laughter, and the memories that we recall.
Here's to a happy holiday season, and a bright new year,
May all of your dreams and wishes come true, and bring you cheer.


Peppermint Bark


  • 12 oz white chocolate
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 3 candy canes, crushed
  • 6 oz dark chocolate


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate in 30-second increments until it is fully melted. Stir in the peppermint extract.
  3. Pour the melted white chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet and spread it out into an even layer.
  4. Sprinkle the crushed candy canes over the top of the white chocolate.
  5. Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave in 30-second increments until it is fully melted.
  6. Drizzle the dark chocolate over the top of the white chocolate and candy canes.
  7. Allow the chocolate to set at room temperature or in the fridge. Once it is hardened, break it into pieces and enjoy!

We sincerely hope that these words and recipes brighten your holiday season a little bit. We at Ikamet want to wish you a joyous and healthy Holiday season as well as a prosperous new year.