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  2. Ken Grubb

    Relocating from Alanya to Kas

    I came to wonder... when you live in Kaş, where do you go on holiday?
  3. Sean R.

    Relocating from Alanya to Kas

    Hi Cukurbagli Hope you are doing well. Thank you for your information. Much appreciated. For sure planning to go to kas soon.
  4. I have read that foreigners do not need a residency permit to purchase property, but do foreigners need a residence permit to sell property or transfer the title deed after the death of the title deed holder?
  5. Cukurbagli

    Relocating from Alanya to Kas

    Hi Sean, as Ken says I live in Kaş, well to be accurate, in a village a couple of kilometers inland behind what is known as the sleeping giant (uyan dev, the cliff overlooking Kaş), but pretty much all my shopping and socialising is down in Kaş town. The winters are slowly becoming less dead during the day because a few more people stay in Kaş all year round but evenings are very quiet unless you're attending one of the organised events. We have a free cinema that shows international films with Turkish subtitles and Turkish films often with English subtitles. I can attest to the Kaş trance effect, I've seen it happen to Ken quite a few times and his end of a conversation dwindles to a complete stop quite often. Kaş is surrounded on all sides by nature, the south side being the sea. In the cooler months there are many walking trips organised around parts of the Lycian Way or particular areas of historical significance. You should come for a few days in late September or October and have a look around.
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  7. Sean R.

    Relocating from Alanya to Kas

    Thank you, Ken. You always explain everyone's questions with great details. Much appreciated. Very helpful information.
  8. Ken Grubb

    Relocating from Alanya to Kas

    You might really like Kaş. Cukurbagli, the main moderator of this forum, knew I was considering moving there. I was in Istanbul when he called, saying a friend of his had a one-bedroom apartment for rent. That was like eight years ago, the rent was 600 TL per month. So I went to Kaş. I instantly fell in love with the place. Signed the contract within like two hours. I may have set a time record there for changing from visitor to resident. And I miss the place now. Things may have changed since then though, as it becomes more popular, and with the new highway planned, it might change a lot over the coming years. Kaş is an enchanting town. I came to know what I call the "Kaş trance." You're in a cafe, just enjoying the surroundings, and thinking "wow, I actually live here." But you need to see it for yourself, and understand that it does get quite dead in the winter. Thankfully you can do a lot of shopping online and have stuff delivered to you if they don't have it in town. If you can get a break from Kaş sometime during the winter, even a short one, it will help to break up the monotony. But in Kaş, spring, summer, and autumn are quite enjoyable. There are two "beaches" there. One is Kuçuk Çakıl, which is quite small and pebbly. then there is Buyuk Çakıl, which is larger but a bit farther away. If you go out along the coastal road which passes the ancient theater there are some unspoiled beaches there. You will hear of a beach called Kaputaş, which is between Kaş and Kalkan. It is frequently listed as one of the best beaches in Turkey, and I have no idea why. My guess is that somebody wrote glowing things about it and everybody else copied it without going there. It is a nice beach, just off the coastal highway, and you have to walk down lots of steps to get to it. There is no parking, and on the coastal road above it is like a mad parking lot. It is not a large beach, but it is probably the best available in a short trip from Kaş. I grew kind of tired of being a "working professional" among all of the permanently retired expats there... one waiter probably summed it up when he said to me "you came here 20 years too early." Kaş is like that. I would assume the Çeşme peninsula towns are too, but I haven't lived there. The advantage of the Çeşme peninsula towns is that they are a lot closer to Izmir than Kaş is to anything. That seems to be the ideal place for most people. You can get that on the outskirts of most any city. I think you would need to search individually for each district in Sahibinden.com, to know what and where they are. Each "ilçe" has many smaller "mahalles." So they are numerous. For example, the main "ilçe"s in Antalya are Muratpaşa and Konya. And both have smaller neighborhoods, the mahalles. Most of the listings do have maps showing the approximate location of the properties, so you can use that as a guide. But it is going to boil down to going there and seeing for yourself. In town, in Muratpaşa, I recommend Işıklar or Gençlik. these are definitely "in town," but they are on quiet streets. And there are apartments which are tall enough to give you a very nice view of the Mediterranean. I don't know the areas in Konyaaltı. Lara is in Muratpaşa, even though it is considered to be a separate place by itself. But in Muratpaşa you wouldn't be near nature. The outskirts of Lara and Konyaaltı are just outskirts, there aren't any forested areas or "natural" places you might expect. If you move to Işıklar or Gençlik, there is a Ramada hotel near there. If you have the money, you can join Ramada's "City Club," and can use the hotel's facilities, including its gym, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna, etc... It has sea swimming, but from the cliffs and a swimming platform, not a beach. When I search for an apartment (I have moved like 15 times) I print off the places which might interest me and go to the property agent advertising them. Sahibinden means "from the owner," but real estate companies often are the ones offering the properties. I consider their service a plus and am happy to pay the one month's rent commission they ask. While talking to various property agents I also ask them to show me other places they have. If they don't have what I like, I just pull out the next printout and go to the next property agent. For Izmir, Narlıdere and Urla are less developed. They are south of Izmir, not on the peninsula. And there are some nice beaches there. You really should go to these places and see them for yourself. It will certainly not be a loss... you will enjoy each place, including the ones you decide not to live in. It will be time well spent. If you go with a place near Izmir or Antalya, you cannot lose. Both cities are good places to be, to the point where it is difficult to say which is better. Thanks for the compliment, also...
  9. Sean R.

    Relocating from Alanya to Kas

    Ken Thanks for your detailed answers again. About Alanya your impression is not wrong. I'm living here for a couple of months... and you got it ... not a place to live long-term ... Interesting stuff about Kas ... It sounds really good vibes to me... I mean to me, I would like to live in a place with less stress, surrounded with happy and respectful people who are not judging you and are doing their own businesses. Turkey is a really beautiful place... so I'd like to live in nature or kinda close to nature, and city...I'd like to rent a decent apartment, with a nice view, clean, convenient, close to the city... Ken, about your apartment...you got an amazing deal I guess... did you search on Sahibinden. cuz I'm searching there now but the district...I do not know which on to select... and for Izmir which area would you recommend starting with ... ✾ Thank you Ken again for managing and giving birth to www.TurkeyCentral.com It's the best source of information for us as expats who live in Turkey. We all appreciate your time and efforts.
  10. Ken Grubb

    Relocating from Alanya to Kas

    It was the "feel" I had. I recently went to Didim, Bodrum, and Marmaris because I am writing online quizzes for those places, and I wanted to get some on-site information for good quiz questions. As you probably know, a lot of foreigners (mainly Brits) love quizzes. I got the Bodrum and Didim quizzes finished, they are here: Bodrum Quiz Didim Quiz The Marmaris quiz is yet to come... I am doing them alphabetically. I have also considered moving to those places. But they just didn't feel right to me. I have been to Alanya several times. What a lovely place! And fantastic beaches! But for some reason it just didn't seem like my kind of place. I am thinking it has to do with tourists and expats on one side, with those people trying to sell things to the tourists and expats on the other. I kind of felt like a commodity. But to be fair, I didn't actually live in Alanya, and if I did, I might have learned that my impression was wrong. But I didn't feel like that in Izmir, nobody stands outside of their shop trying to get you to come in. Same in Kaş, it is just too laid back... the people in Kaş are different. They might say hello to you, but that's it. And in Kaş, the place is so small you get to know everyone anyway. As I understand the story, years ago intellectuals fled to Kaş to escape persecution, or better said, prosecution! You could only get there by boat. As I understand the story, a lot of journalists and intellectuals bought property there, and the whole town got a rather bohemian vibe to it. The expats I met there were also rather extraordinary. A lawyer from New York, a former secret service agent, a former US Army Special Forces soldier, a retired RAF Master Sergeant, a retired UK policeman, a former SAS soldier, some flight attendants who had homes there... the expats in Kaş are not like the expats you would meet in the beach towns where they have mass tourism. If you are in Kaş, then you really wanted to be in Kaş. The expats there were different, and all had interesting backgrounds. Antalya is very close to Izmir in terms of my personal ranking. It is hotter here, but I can afford the air conditioning. Both have rather laid-back feels. Izmir is rather European... it has even earned the name "Infidel Izmir" from Ottoman times. It is a rather free-thinking city. Antalya has the same feel, but I think it is because the people in Antalya are laid back for other reasons I have yet to determine. Alanya seemed to me more like a coastal tourism town than Izmir or Antalya. Perhaps it is because Izmir and Antalya are working cities. In Antalya I see it in the expats. They all have jobs. They work here. I prefer to be in an expat community like that. If you can tell me more precisely what you want your life to be like, and what you want your surroundings to be like, I can be of better help. City center is close to the sea, but it's cliffs. It takes me 45 minutes by bus to get to Lara Beach, but I can take the antique tram to Konyaaltı beach in maybe 20 minutes. One of the reasons I chose city center is because in practically every place you go, there is a "working section" of the city, a place where the shopkeepers, plumbers, electricians, etc. live. These parts of town are the cheapest for rents. I live in a part of the city which is like that. Right now I am paying 650 TL for a three-bedroom apartment, but the rent should be more like 850 TL. The landlord likes me and hasn't raised the rent for five years. I'll get a raise in rent coming in November.... I just got notice that he wants to terminate and renew the contract afresh!
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  14. Sean R.

    Relocating from Alanya to Kas

    Hi Ken, Hope you are doing well. Ken Thanks for your detailed answer. Just wondering why you have never lived in Alanya. So ken did you find Antalya city center more suitable for your lifestyle than Izmir? Which area of Antalya should I look for on Sahibinden for apartment rentals,...Districts... ( what is the pricing for a decent 1+1 with a nice view) .....Is city center close to the beach.... I mean do you have a nice view of the beach or mountains...
  15. I sent you a private message with a possible lead, that is, someone who might be able to point you in the right direction. Of course, if anyone else might have some leads, please post! Good luck with your research.
  16. Ken Grubb

    Relocating from Alanya to Kas

    I have lived in all three places, so perhaps I can help. I lived in Izmir for seven years, Kaş for three, and have been living in Antalya for the past five years. In Kaş, rents are expensive, significantly more expensive than Antalya. You can go to Sahibinden.com and look for places in Kaş to get an idea of the prices. In all cases, it depends on where you want to live. There are areas around the outskirts of Kaş which are very quiet and peaceful. Internet is not a problem. Kaş is like a big bowl, so if you get a place up in the hills you will have a nice view. The drawback for Kaş is the winter months. The town pretty much shuts down for the winter and it can be quite boring. That is one of the reasons I moved to Antalya. I live in the city center of Antalya, so its a lot more noisy, but the rent is a lot cheaper than Kaş was. And the expats in Antalya are mostly younger professionals, with jobs, whereas the expats in Kaş are practically all retirees. In Izmir, it is even more crowded in the winter, because in the summer many people go to their summer homes on the Çeşme peninsula, and in the winter they stay in the city. But Izmir, like Antalya, is active all year round. Izmir has little tourist appeal, so there is not a large influx of tourists in the summer. There are some beautiful quiet seaside villages all along the Çeşme peninsula. Çeşme used to be one of those quiet towns (I have also lived there), but I hear lately it has become quite crowded and lost some of its charm. Antalya is like four different places. There is Kaleiçi, where all of the finer restaurants and night spots are in city center, as well as being a lovely place for a walk on pedestrianized streets. Then there is the rest of the city center, which is basically like any other Turkish city. In city center I don't need a car, I can get anywhere on the Antray light rail system, or the Antique Tram, and of course the buses which go everywhere you want to go. Then there is Lara, with a large sandy public beach, and the "hotel beaches," with huge luxury hotels farther away. It is a more spread-out suburb with lots of excellent restaurants, but you would need a car to get around there because it is more spread out. Then there is Konyaaltı, another suburb with a huge pebble beach, also with lots of nice restaurants. It is also more spread out and a car would come in handy. There is plenty of traffic in Antalya during rush hour (same in Izmir). The main thing Kaş has in its favor is that it is simply a beautiful town. It is a wonderful place to be during the warmer months. Including the town center. Not too many tourists go there, but they are building a new highway through there which will probably change things. Until now it hasn't been a destination for package tours, because it takes too long to get there. Which was also a drawback. It's a couple of hours to Fethiye and three or four hours to Antalya from there. I like to visit Istanbul sometimes, so being in a city with an airport is a plus for me. It is hard to say which is better, between Izmir and Antalya. They are both great places to live. Both have busy city centers with quieter places on the outskirts. For Izmir, that would probably be Urla, whereas for Antalya, have a look at Lara or the far side of Konyaaltı. Burglaries occasionally occur in Kaş but they are rare, and normally because somebody has left their house unlocked or easily accessible. In Izmir it can be a problem, even with burglars using the balcony railings to climb to higher floors! It is probably that way for Antalya too, but my impression is that it is more a problem in Izmir than Antalya. In all three places there are good grocery stores. Kaş has a few which can meet all of your needs. For the typical Turkish food all three places have plenty of restaurants. Izmir has the most international cuisine. Antalya has international cuisine in both Lara and Konyaaltı, but not so much in the city center. For high quality food in Antalya city center you will need to go to the old town, Kaleiçi, which has excellent restaurants catering to the tourists. Strangely enough, there is no pork in Antalya. So if you like an English breakfast, with bacon and sausage, you won't find it in Antalya, and I don't think I have seen one in Izmir either, but Kaş has it. Plus you can take the ferry for a day trip to the Greek island of Kastelorizo (Meis) most any day during the tourism season.
  17. Hi I'm Sean from Toronto. Currently living in Alanya, but would like to relocate to kas or another beautiful city like Antalya or Izmir. I'm looking for a nice, safe and quiet place with internet, beautiful view, and easy access to nature. So How easy is that to find a decent place to rent in kas. How about Safety...access to the restuarant...supermarket... Any suggestions or recommendation about living in kas, or Izmir, or Antalya would greatly be appreciated.
  18. ZelalSenguler

    Inheritance Law

    According to the Turkish Law heirs should reject inheritance within 3 months from the death of the deceased one otherwise they will be liable from debts.
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  20. Hi everyone, I have a small favor to ask, more of an advice on what to read. I am an ex student of history of culture from Novi Sad, Serbia, and I've hit a dead end in my research about the medieval Serbia, or the Ottoman Serbia. Unfortunately, the myths we are told have influenced our history to an extend where we are unable to grasp any credible piece of information about our land from the year 1389 until the 19th century. As I am interested in finding out more about the history of my country (Im writing a short story) I would really appreciate someone pointing me in the right direction on where should I start with my research. So, any historical resources you can recommend, any books, I am fluent in Serbian, English and I know a bit of Russian and Latin, and just a bit of French. If there is any translation about the history of Ottoman empire that you can recommend me, focusing on this particular region - you would be doing me a great favor and I would make sure to mention you if I publish my writing anywhere. Thank you for your time and have a great day!
  21. Janette Murphy

    Mobile phone

    Glad to have been helpful!
  22. Ken Grubb

    Mobile phone

    Sounds to me like your phone is registered now. Thanks for the heads-up about the possible changes, I have to re-write the article we have on it and apparently I need to look in to this as well.
  23. Hello Ken,

    I am in many forums and the only forum which considers quoting against the rule is here. I have not posted anything for 2 months and I forget.

    Thanks

  24. Ken Grubb

    IKAMETGAH in order to renew rp

    Correct. All you are asking is "to what address am I registered?" And that is all the paper says.
  25. Star

    IKAMETGAH in order to renew rp

    Thank you so much so she should go to nufus with a rp card and they ask for address and give her a paper
  26. Ken Grubb

    IKAMETGAH in order to renew rp

    She should just need her foreigner's identification card. Her foreigner identification number, which is on the card, will be in the system registered to your address. If she had an ID card, then she is registered at your address already. The address verification paper simply says what address she is registered to. And that is all the DGMM asks for for a renewal.
  27. Janette Murphy

    Mobile phone

    Yes the message was sent while I was in front of the PTT man, from E Devlet. He gave me a long number to input once I went on the Turkey.gov.tr site plus the texted code number he sent from E Devlet. I think up until recently your sim supplier would do all this for a fee. Now it’s PTT and the fee is 2tl
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