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  2. Is Turkey a pet friendly country?

    The reaction to pets is varied. In cosmolpolitan areas of cities people are more accepting of pets. In the countryside and villages people see dogs as necessary to protect property but do not really care for them, food and shelter are not as I would like to see. the municipalities seem to be looking after street dogs better now.
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  4. Turkish name?

    You don't have to take a Turkish name, I did though and its Paşa
  5. I have been granted Turkish Citizenship so I was wondering about the benefits of obtaining this, I know a few like the visa now is no longer needed and I can vote but was wondering about any other benefits?
  6. That is not the case as many people ride their motorbikes through the country. I'm not sure of the details, but you may have to contact the Turkish customs department.
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  8. General Knowledge Quiz 9

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  9. Moving to Turkey?

    Yes FenerEniste, Side is one of the most beautiful places to live in the world. I feel very blessed, especially as I am now with Mike who is the most wonderful man I have ever met... he does all the cooking and cleaning ... and I do the washing up, the laundry and the shopping... it works for us at least! x Angela in Side x
  10. Is Turkey a pet friendly country?

    Turkish people are usually pet-friendly already most of them have pets
  11. Hello . Can anybody advise me about the following please . I am a Brit who wants to drive my Cyprus registered ( South not North ) car through Turkey and on to UK . A friend of mine did this last year ( 2016 ) and passed through heading to UK with no problems . When he came back in September , he was advised that a new law had come into effect after the attempted coup that a car could only be driven by a driver of the same nationality as the cars country of registration . So , a Brit like me could not drive a Cyprus registered vehicle through Turkey . Is this the case ?? Thanks in advance .
  12. CELTA in summer

    Hi Leila, I'm Esen live in Izmir. Summer time izmir is awesome. I think the best idea in izmir for CELTA. I'm a English student at International House. My course has CELTA program. I'm a pre-intermediate student in Ih. Also I'm accompanying CELTA student program. CELTA program on my course 1.000£. you can join next summer program. If you still didn't come here. Is there any job availability after getting CELTA in Turkey? -Yes! Exactly. My some teachers came to izmir for Celta. And they found work. If you finish successful you can work in international house either other courses. Let's speak about izmir! The Izmir mornings you can go to the kordon. you can have Turkish breakfast at seaside. If you do exercise you can run seaside. I sometimes walk Alsancak to Göztepe almost 10 kilometers. The city has a lot beach. You can go to the beatiful beaches and you can swimming. you can go to thecable car in Balçova. I went to last september. It was fantastic experience. You can see nearly all city. At the end,Night life is enjoyable in izmir. You can go to the Alsancak at night.Then you can drink beer at pubs and at bars. You can go to the Çeşme. You have the option of swimming plus walking around enjoying little towns such as Alaçatı,Çeşme,Ilıca. Wish were here soon.
  13. Moving to Turkey?

    Lovely post! That region is where I'd like to purchase in the future for a holiday home.
  14. Moving to Turkey?

    I have been all over Turkey and to 135 countries in the world ... there are only 197 countries in total in this world! No, I am not going to those I have missed out ... that was for a reason ... but no time here to explain! So, Side where Mike and I now live is, in my opinion, the very best place in the whole world to live... it has the 2nd longest sandy beach in all of Turkey ... lots of Roman ruins, including the Apollo Temple where Anthony and Cleopatra fell in love ... an active amphitheatre where we get free shows for 2 weeks every September ... thank you Mayor Of Side ... a Saturday market which has absolutely everything and anything you would need at very reasonable prices if you are good at haggling? ... loads of bars, shops and restaurants ... a pretty little harbour with lovely bars and restaurants there ... lots of water sports ... lots of day trips, including our favourite, white water rafting which is only £18 for the day and includes lunch of trout or chicken and you can get a DVD of your day at the end for a bit extra. Here are the tours from Side on offer and if you book on this website you will pay 10% up front and the remaining 90% when you go on the tour ... http://www.sidedailytours.com/ - and here are some photos of Side ...https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=photos+of+side+turkey&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwic6rXzydTXAhXBApoKHa98CjwQ7AkIPw&biw=1304&bih=677 There is a promenade along the coastal path here that goes on for miles and miles and is excellent for older folk, those in wheelchairs and children's buggies... no cycling or cars are allowed on the promenade which is flat and easy walking on it. They are currently extending the promenade and, when completed in about 3 months time, it will be the longest one in the Mediterranean Region. I am English but have lived in Side on and off for 12 years. In that time I have bought 3 properties... the first was a villa which I have now sold, the second we lived in for 6 years but is now up for sale for just £40,000 including all the furniture. It is only a 10 minute walk to the beach from there and it is on the first floor level, overlooking a very big communal swimming pool. The third property we live in. We decided to move here because we now have 2 x bathrooms, 2 x bedrooms, 2 x balconies, an indoor and outdoor pool, a fitness centre ... which Mike uses every morning for about an hour ... a barbeque area and a children's play area ... although there are no kids on site, not because they are not allowed but because nobody seems to have any here. The outdoor pool is open all year and there is a button on one end of it... if you press that, the whole of the outdoor pool turns into a jacuzzi. We have 24 hour security which is run by 3 x brothers who take turns and on the security hut is another button ... if you press that, within 5 minutes a taxi appears ... there is also a wonderful full-time gardener here ... and we are a 15 minute walk to the beach. The price I paid was £65,000 including the furniture and that was just 4 months ago. Maintenance here at Mirage Residence is 400 TL per month, whereas at the one I am selling - Green Apart - it is only 100 TL per month. My water bill was £1.50 last month!! But electricity is expensive, about the same price as in England, so we try not to use the air conditioning very often and just leave all the doors and windows open to get a cross breeze. Side is only a 50-minute drive from Antalya airport and there are flights here all year round from nearly all UK destinations. We always fly with Thomas Cook from Gatwick direct to Antalya but a friend just booked a 10-day trip for next June with EasyJet on the same route direct for just £75 return. Here are some 3-bed villas in Side and it also shows my apartment for sale at Green Apart for £40,000 ... http://www.rightmove.co.uk/overseas-property-for-sale/Side.html - and - http://www.sideestateagent.com/ilan.php?id=223 -and- http://www.sideestateagent.com/ilan.php?id=184 I am not a golfer but according to those who are, Belek has the best golf courses in the world and it is only a 45 minute drive there from Side. If you live in this area - Belek or Side - you can join a golf society for foreigners whereby you get discounted games of golf on many of the Belek golf courses and membership is very cheap... and the discounts are huge... you can of course find other Brits to play golf with through that society. Not only do I love living in Side but I met my partner Mike here 7 years ago when he came over for a 2-week holiday but never left. We have lived together happily for the past 7 years and intend getting married next June in Surrey, England so my 88 year old Mum can attend, along with my 9 x nephews and nieces. Mike and I are both the oldest of 5. I attach a photo of us taken 4 years ago on the promenade in Side. If you need any further information, please don't hesitate to ask. x Angela in Side x
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  16. Foreigners getting married in Turkey

    Can't you avoid all this & just get married in Finland?
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  18. Foreigners getting married in Turkey

    Thank you Angela! But this information does not help me with the specific questions I posted above. Finnish Embassy has nothing to do with marriage of their citizens in Turkey. The only thing you can do there is that after the wedding you can register your marriage there if you want but as I said the marriage certificate needs to be apostilled before that and one of my questions was about that. Now because the Finnish embassy in Turkey does not issue non-impediment to marriage I have to get it from Finland with apostille and the rest of the story above. But thank anyway
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  20. Foreigners getting married in Turkey

    Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding Ayda. See here ... https://yellali.com/advice/category/34/getting-married-in-turkey -and- https://yellali.com/blogs/article/105/getting-married-in-turkey-and-what-you-need-to-know Good luck and let us know how you got on, won't you? x Angela in Side x
  21. Hi We are an Iranian (living in the UK) and Iranian/Finnish (living in Finland) couple getting married in Istanbul next month. I know what documents we need to bring but I have some questions to which nobody has given me a straight answer and I am desperately looking for clarification as the wedding day is approaching fast! 1. The Embassy of Finland in Turkey does not issue non-impediment to marriage and I need to bring it from Finland. I know I need to get an apostille for that as well so that the document is valid in Turkey. Now, the question is: I thought first I get the non-impdiment document and apostille in Finland and then translate and notarize them in Turkey. Would this be enough? One so-called expert tells me that I need to get the non-impediment document translated to Turkish in Finland and then get it apostilled. but I doubt that the Finnish authorities would apostille something in Turkish. Plus I doubt that Turkish authorities would accept a translation done in Finland as they have no way of checking its authenticity. Does anyone know what is the correct method? 2. For the marriage to be valid in Finland afterwards, I need to make the red marriage booklet they give us apostilled in Turkey after the wedding. Can someone please explain how long this process take? We are just trying to make sure we leave enough time before returning home. 3. We also like to get Form B for international marriage. Again can someone please explain where we can apply for that and more importantly how long it takes? Many thanks! Ayda
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  25. No problem. My wife is now a dual US/TUR Citizen. That process is also an extremely lengthy one as well. I don't think the tourist visa would have to be changed (because you will have the marriage cert), but again that's a good question for the consulate. Also ask what the advantages are of getting married stateside...I feel as though starting it in Turkey is faster & more streamlined than the US. There's too many factors right now w/immigration stateside. Let us know what they say...this is great info.
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  27. Turkish Foreign Policy

    Yes Ibrahim Abi all the members on this forum must obey the rules and regulations of the forum so on my opinion presidnet Erdogan took step to strengthening the basis of peace and stability in the region creates an environment of mutually beneficial cooperation with states in the region and other states in the world so Erdogan is a great leader.
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