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  4. The Daily Sabah featured one of our members in their "Legendary Expat Series." His name is Martin Redman. He goes by the name of "REDDERS" on Turkey Central, but he is more widely known as "Doc Martin" because of his Facebook group, "Doc Martin's Surgery for Expats." Martin is widely known for his work in sorting out those things expats need to know in Turkey, and his ability to explain complex issues in terms people can understand. I can personally attest to his painstaking attention to detail when it comes to providing correct information. And I am grateful to have Martin as a member of our community. You can read more about Martin in this Daily Sabah article: Legendary Expat Series: Meet Martin Redman Congratulations, Martin, for being recognized as a Legendary Expat. You truly deserve it!
  5. Ken Grubb

    Why Should I Move To Antalya, And Why Not?

    I have recently learned how ignorant I was in my perception of a "proper beach." I'm from the East Coast of the United States. To me, a "proper beach" has always been a big, wide, sandy beach. I hadn't even seen a pebble beach until I came to Turkey. Lately I have met a LOT of people who prefer pebble beaches to sandy beaches. Pebble beaches were what they were used to, or they preferred them because the sand didn't get into any uncomfortable places. I hadn't even thought about that before. Anyway, since my first and latest posts, I have changed my idea about what a "proper beach" is.
  6. T K

    Why Should I Move To Antalya, And Why Not?

    I live on the west side of Konyaalti (Antalya) near the mountains and where I am is both like a resort town and a large city. Wow man, comparing Antalya city beaches with Izmir city, just like that? I went to Konyaalti Beach every day all summer, it is a blue flag beach with crystal clear water that looks like an aquarium (thanks to the pebbles). It is simply awesome diving and swimming with the fish. Saying that there are no proper beaches in Antalya? The sea smells in Izmir and there are no beaches within the city borders. Antalya is also a large city with a population of almost 1.5 million and you can swim in beautiful clear water just in front of the city. For me that is better than any other Turkish or world city. The slum city of Izmir has more of the social and cultural life as a much larger city, but Antalya City is significantly more beautiful to look at, with a very long coastline and amazing countryside just near and around it.
  7. Eglegal

    debts and marriage

    Hi Deb Altug, No. Debts dont become the woman as well. That would have been too harsh. Regards,
  8. Deb Altug

    debts and marriage

    hi, if an english woman marries a turkish man who has debts from years before they met. do the debts automatically become the womans as well as the mans
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  10. I want to know if it is illegal criminally to post someones picture and write about them in social medial and other online places. A Turkish man destroyed my life and did a lot of very bad things and is trying to use foreign women to get visas as he is very poor has alot of debt. I found out he is also writing other foreigners to try to befriend them to try to get Money. I posted his picture and wrote about what he did to me to warn others. He went to police and made a complaint and after 3 hours I was told that it was illegal in Turkey to post someones picture and write about them??? I asked for the law to support this and was given TPC. ARTICLE 134. I know he gave it to the police. The police basically forced me to remove it and didn't seem to care about what he had done, most recently telling me to go to Istanbul, promising to be waiting at the airport, have an apartment ready then not showing up and leaving me in the street in the middle of the might with no place to sleep and I had to foot a huge hotel bill. Prior to that he was trying to get a fiance visa and money for his debt. Are there any lawyers who could clarify??
  11. IbrahimAbi

    Advice needed before booking

    I think I would book a holiday in Greece instead.
  12. Ken Grubb

    Advice needed before booking

    I've sent you a name and contact info.
  13. Craig Dickson

    Advice needed before booking

    Ah really? That's probably why I'm having no luck then. But I suppose if I want an answer then I will have to contact a lawyer, like you say. So If you can send me that list, it would be greatly appreciated. Craig.
  14. You must apply for your residence permit online, at https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/. For first-time applications, the online system will give you an appointment date for you to submit the required documents in person. Renewals are also done online, but instead of going to an appointment you can mail your documents to your local DGMM office. The online system will give you an address to which you must mail your documents, within five days. Turkey has a national helpline for foreigners who have questions or issues about residence permits. From any telephone within Turkey, call 157. More Information About Residence Permits in Turkey Here is a collection of articles about the different types of residence permits you can get in Turkey, with instructions to help you apply for one. Turkey Residence Permits Residence Permit Community Forum If you still have any questions, visit our Turkey Residence Permit forums. Browse the forums first to see if your questions have already been answered. If not, you can open a topic. Residence Permit Support Forum Health Insurance You must have health insurance to live in Turkey. You can buy this health insurance online. If you want a free quote, or to buy this insurance, click on the link below: Residence Permit Health Insurance
  15. Personally, I don't think it is possible to have a "relationship" on the internet. You have to have personal contact with the other person. And before any commitments are made, you have to know each other for some time. You should base your conclusions on people based on what they do, not on what they say, and this is not possible over the internet. For that reason, "love scams" over the internet are very common. I'm certainly not saying that this is going on here, but the internet certainly creates an environment for it. There are a lot of cultural and personal issues involved in a relationship between people from different cultures. It is not possible to know exactly what these are just by communicating on the internet. So I wouldn't take this "relationship" too seriously. Be ready to walk away, and don't create a lot of expectations on your part, or on his. You should let your brain take the lead, not your heart. Think logically, not emotionally. There are many dating sites where you can find, then meet someone who has similar interests and values, and spend time with them to see if there is any chemistry there, or if they inspire any feelings for you. And you can see what they are really like instead of what they think they are like, or what they say they are like. Even in person-to-person relationships people put on their best face, which means they display, or exaggerate, their positive attributes, and do or say what they think you want to see. And they hide those things that they don't want you to see. Only later in a relationship, after seeing what they do, and not what they say or show you, can you really get to know the person. On the internet, this is going to occur even more. My concern with internet relationships has also been creating a lot of high hopes before you actually meet the person. It is better just to be friends and correspondents, and that is all. Then when (if) you meet, you can take it from there. If you create a lot of high hopes before you even meet a person, then when you meet, if it doesn't click, then your, your friends, or both of your hopes, fall from an even greater height. And because you have created a lot of feelings for the person beforehand, you might tend to overlook things that would normally be "red flags" telling you they are not the right person for you. Not to mention that you may have wasted a lot of time that would have been better spent finding the right person for you, in the traditional way, under more realistic circumstances. Of course you need to decide for yourself, but that is my opinion.
  16. Hello Everyone! I have been reading stories in this forum for tow days now. I have learned a lot about Turkish men and how to date them. Honestly, I am a bit concern. I have been chatting with a Turkish man for over a week now, I am a student and he has his own shop so most of the times he is busy, and I understand it. However, at first even though he is busy he still manages to message me and even make some video call, but now he says he is busy and don't reply anymore. We had an argument last day but we already fixed it, and now he always say that he loves me. I admit, I also like him because he's really good and sweet. But now, I don't know if he's losing interest or he is just so busy. I want to ask if Turkish men are workaholic and how should I approach him, if I would like to ask him if he is serious with me. Or I am just paranoid and demanding for his time because he used to message a lot before? Can someone give me an advice. Thank you. :)
  17. I have never run across this situation before. People who come on regular student visas (which might be different from what you have) can apply for residence. So it might work, you can always try. But I think you should call the helpline and get the information directly from the DGMM. The law isn't specific about people working online in Turkey if they are working for foreign companies. And the immigration specialists at the DGMM are probably not specialized in labor laws, but they are concerned about any foreigners working in Turkey. So if you are working, even if it is online, this may cause a problem during your interview. I say "may," because I don't have any specific information about situations like yours, and I don't know of anybody who has been in the same situation before.
  18. Yes. it is a sticker on my passport. No, i did not get it from the e-website. I did want to use the visa for its purpose but tomer, the language center, told me they had stopped offering weekend classes. With a job online (not freelance, but I actually work for a company), I am unable to attend the per-day 4-hour classes. Is this something i should tell the DGMM office so that they can give some sort of relaxation?
  19. I don't know. There might be an issue with your visa, since you are not using the visa for the purpose it was intended. Did you get this visa from the e-visa website, or from a Turkish embassy or consulate? Is it a sticker that they placed onto one of the pages of your passport?
  20. Lisaz

    Share in buying a property

    Redders, you are an absolute star! Thank you for your response and the info provided - much appreciated...
  21. REDDERS

    Share in buying a property

    Hi Lisaz,it is possible to have more than one name on a Tapu for a property. If for example three names were on the tapu,they would all own and be responsible for one third of the said property. It doesn't matter if it's a 70sqm apartment or luxury villa. As everyone has to have individual Residence Permits,the joint owners and their spouses can individually apply for their RP's as property owners, [as opposed to Touristic RP's] with the spouses if not named on the Tapu needing to show they are married to one of the owners by showing their apostilled ,translated & noterised wedding certificate.
  22. Thanks for the comment. I work online. And i came to Turkey to study the Turkish Language Course on the weekends, after finishing work during the week. But when i came here, Tomer (the turkish language course) said that they had stopped offering weekend classes. From a purely time perspective I can't afford the weekday classes. But i would still like to live in Turkey for a while because i like the place. So can't I just go to the DGMM office (or to the e-ikamet website and straight up apply for a tourist resident permit), tell them the change of plans and then apply for a tourist short-term resident permit? Again, thanks for reading my message and being such a big help. Regards
  23. IbrahimAbi

    Liver!

    Yes, be careful to make sure that he knows you want karaciğer and not akciğer (lungs)
  24. So it seems to me that, since you got a visa to come for a Turkish language course, you now need to get a short-term residence permit for the purpose of attending the Turkish language course. And they should give you a short-term residence permit which lasts until the graduation date of your course. That would mean you also have to take, to your appointment, the documents from the school showing the course end date. Then, when that residence permit is within 60 days of expiring, and you want to stay in Turkey to live, you would have to apply again for another short-term residence permit. I doubt it, because in that case you don't yet have the intent to buy a property. The above are just my opinions. It is best in these situations, or in any situation where the rules don't specifically address something, to talk to the DGMM and get the information from them.
  25. Hallo...is it possible to buy a property with two or more people sharing the costs with the intention of all shareholders (with their families!) to get a residence permit? If so, are there any specific requirements ie should the property be a certain size etc or any property would do. Thanks
  26. According to the Oxford English Dictionary the term "humpty dumpty" referred to a drink of brandy boiled with ale in the 17th century. The riddle probably exploited, for misdirection, the fact that "humpty dumpty" was also eighteenth-century reduplicative slang for a short and clumsy person. The riddle may depend on the assumption that, whereas a clumsy person falling off a wall might not be irreparably damaged, an egg would be. The rhyme is no longer posed as a riddle, since the answer is now so well known. Here is the text of Humpty, Dumpty - - French style - - "Un petit d'un petit S'étonne au hall Un petit d'un petit Ah! degrés de folles Un dol de qui ne sort cesse Un dol de qui ne se mène Qu'importe un petit d'un petit Tout Gai de Reguennes." Homme petit d'homme petit, s'attend, n'avale Homme petit d'homme petit, à degrés de bègues folles Anal deux qui noeuds ours, anal deux qui noeuds s'y mènent Coup d'un poux tome petit tout guetteur à gaine
  27. Star

    Liver!

    So, I should tell I want fresh liver (dana or kusu) right?
  28. Yes,thats the least expensive company to use.
  29. PTT has kargo itself the questions is I want to send sth from one side of istanbul to another? what is the best and cheapest way?
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