Turkish Museum Card. (in Turkish)
Posted 17 April 2010 - 02:02 PM
Museum card information (in Turkish)
We are awaiting information as to whether it is available to foreigners with a residence permit and a Turkish ID number.
UPDATED 03/05/10. AT THE MOMENT THIS IS NOT AVAILABLE TO RESIDENCE PERMIT HOLDERS.
Posted 17 April 2010 - 11:06 PM
Posted 17 April 2010 - 11:20 PM
Posted 19 April 2010 - 04:21 PM
i have yet to try online yet but of course will post up what happens when i do....if anything!
anyone else wanna come forward and tell me they did manage to get this card...everyone would love to read about how!
dated sept 2009
Posted 19 April 2010 - 05:20 PM
From the saturday exchanges, I thought lucid had got hers online, is that right?
Posted 19 April 2010 - 05:34 PM
Posted 21 April 2010 - 01:40 PM
hub reckons he wont see his money again or the card...so a lose lose senario
and our internet thing said unsafe site at first so we didnt like idea of using credit card and it didnt accept one that wasnt e.g visa electron...like we have loads to try!! ha ha what a joke
so lets see who gets theirs 1st hey..if at all.....
if it arrives i will do a special traditional turkish dance naked at the first historical site i use it at!! plus kiss the security guards.... NOT
but i will dance inside my body for sure with happiness while being a loyal FT resident of Turkey who just got somink for somink
Posted 25 April 2010 - 07:20 PM
Posted 03 May 2010 - 10:20 AM
I waited 2 weeks, no müzekart.
I phoned 0312 444 6893 to ask where it was.
The woman who answered explained in an extremely poite way that I should not have applied because it says clearly on the muzekart.com that it is only available for TC citizens. No website with that address is available (from my computer at least), the only site available is https://satis.muzekart.com/index.html which is all in Turkish and, as far as I can see, does not say that only TC citizens can apply.
She explained that the application system they have accepts any 11 digit number, and they check each application to see if it is valid.
She assured me that as my application was invalid the fee paid would be refunded.
So there we have it, the statements that say the card is available to those with residence permit that have appeared on various forums and blogs and elsewhere on the internet (none official) are incorrect, at least at present. It would be interesting to know how this disinformation originated, and it would be helpful for the information to be corrected so as not to waste people's time.
Posted 03 May 2010 - 11:24 AM
Posted 03 May 2010 - 11:34 AM
Posted 03 May 2010 - 12:04 PM
Posted 03 May 2010 - 02:17 PM
and yes i fear the worst too.
hub wont be pleased if he isnt refunded.
i certainly didnt see anything on the website in english to announce it wasnt available to us Fil either.
maybe it was added recently?? see what we did!! ha ha
god remind me what being married to a turk gives us Fil? apart from love, respect..i mean who pays when you go on trips? doesnt it create an argument your entrance fee being silly prices and theirs free or less?!...well i can only pray to one day get hold of my elusive discount card and tour the lovely country that is Turkey on equal terms with my hub..and get the right digits to punch in where appropriate....for now i hold up 2 of my special digits in true peed off fashion to the authorities and say..**********
whats my residency for then really?
i mean dont get me wrong though Fil stranger things have happened in Turkey and im glad i have tried til now for this...i do believe some people managed to get this card maybe gov are hotter on it now than before re. applications..was it really a waste of time? i mean if we get our money back at least we have our own answer now and did the experiment..i would have taken it on my self but u got there 1st!..i dont mind to experiment with my hubs money and time!
and anyway its still not a deffo no no until the fat telephone helper lady says NO TURK NO CARD...(wont be the 1st time i have had someone say similar) ..i shall still await post for a few days yet. no guns at dawn if it does arrive though mind you Fil pls.
Edited by Lucid, 03 May 2010 - 02:26 PM.
Posted 03 May 2010 - 03:36 PM
Techman, I looked at the website on a different computer with settings that fit more of the page on the screen, and saw the bit that says TC citizens only. I wonder if it was there all the time or a recent addition. It wouldn't surprise me if they have had several applications from foreigners recently given the (mis)information that has been going about.
Actually, I haven't paid to get into a museum for ages as I always take a group of students with me if I want to go somewhere. The down side of that is I have been to Antalya Museum 15 times now!
Edited by Fil, 03 May 2010 - 03:38 PM.
Posted 03 May 2010 - 05:52 PM
I have updated my first post with the link to the application form (which does not show the information) to say that it's not available to Residence permit holders.
I clearly stated in my first post that we were awaiting information as to whether it was available to Res. Permit holders.
Posted 03 May 2010 - 07:43 PM
Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:09 AM
they called my husband..very nice polite lady mentioned there was nothing she could do apart from give a refund...seemingly including the 2lira fee for using the card..so total 22 tl
she said there was one option...finding another friend who wanted a card and just swapping the details (and they pay us cash in hand) or send a letter / fax saying we would like money back..just formality as Fil mentioned above...
so will do this week and see how easily its resloved..i guess pretty easily as they seemed very polite and did admit the bigger text or area stating only to Turk kimlik holders was newly updated on the home page...
i dont think Fil and i/hub would have applied had we seen it at all small print/big or otherwise..which we of course stated and she said it possibly it wasnt on there at the time we applied..hence her politeness and friendly manner
oh well live and learn
Posted 15 June 2010 - 09:51 AM
will have to keep the sightseeing to a minimal then! as its way too pricey for me in some places.....or just wait til i get citizenship and get a better deal