Unfortunately, Didim's foreign residents haven't felt that their efforts have been reciprocated. This week we lost the "Mahalle Reps", a group of volunteers representing locally-based expats and helping them with issues, very much like a consulate or a Turkish Kaymakam. This group were invited to form early last year by Didim's mayor, Mumin Kamaci, but disbanded this week through sheer exasperation! And what a shame - a group of motivated and dedicated people giving up because of the lack of support from and traction with the very local authorities who invited them to set up in the first place.http://www.turkishda...?enewsid=109604
I understand that Didim's British population is more than that of Bodrum, which has an Honorary Consul that offers basic services like Passport renewal. Unfortunately not enough of Didim's British residents have declared to the Consul that they are actually here so the official numbers show otherwise - which means we will have to continue to trek to Bodrum or Izmir to carry out our official business.