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  1. I see... Thank you for your complete answer and help I'll definitely keep you updated about my issue
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  2. Hello, I've just got my TC. I got sick and was hospitalized in Acibadem Hospital 5 days before my Kimlik card arrived which cost me almost 3000 Lira. I have a temporary residency for a year and a half and a foreign nation. I'm wondering if it is possible to make a contract with any insurance company which covers these medical, inpatient/outpatient, and hospitalization costs for foreign nations. Moreover, is it possible to reimburse these costs after I make a contract with one? I'd appreciate it if you could help me with this.
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  3. Of course! I'm originally from Iran. It's been a couple of months that I'm in Turkey so based on what I have read in your webpage I need to have at least one year residency to be eligible for Turkey's national health insurance plan. Am I right? Regarding my exciting health coverage, I have just sent emails to different departments of Turk Nippon Sigorta, thanks to you, explaining the incident. I would definitely let you know if I get any update about it.
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  4. Hi Ken, Thank you for answering me. I meant my Turkish Identification Card Number. I've got almost one year temporary residency permission. (If I'm not wrong is called Kimlik, Right?)
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  5. I didn’t get any messages. I kept checking my status on e ikamet site and then one day they provided me the tracking code. After that, I tracked the delivery and was able to get it.
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  7. Here's the Daily Sabah article, posting Christmas cards might need a couple of visits to the post office. https://www.dailysabah.com/life/holiday-card-alert-whats-up-with-the-post-in-turkey/news
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  8. If you use the Turpex system at the post office it's 155 lira (today £9) for an ordinary letter in an envelope.
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  9. The same thing happened to me. I was living in my rental apartment for SIX YEARS without a rent increase. There was nothing in the contract about it. Then the landlord sent me a letter through a notary (an official notice) saying that my rent would be increased from ₺650 per month to ₺2,500 per month. He was trying to get the rent I should have paid with this ridiculously high price. As far as I know the rent can only be raised up to the average of the producer price index (ÜFE) and the producer price index (TÜFE), but in any case the link Redders gave you will tell you the maximum increase. I talked to a lawyer about what I should do about this official notice of this exorbitant rent increase. She said "do nothing. He is completely wrong and he cannot raise the rent by that amount." But I went to see him anyway. First were the emotional appeals. Then the anger. Then the pounding on the desk and the treats to remove the door or toilet (totally illegal). I should mention that in Turkey, landlords and various businesspeople do this when they have no legal leg to stand on... they have nothing to lose, and if some shouting gets them a few hundred lira, then the shouts are well spent. Anyway I again remind you that you don't have to do anything but pay an increase according to the information found by following the link Redders gave you. My lawyer said that if the rent was significantly lower than what the landlord should be getting, the landlord could go to court (as Redders mentioned). This is probably based on a law similar to an American law regarding "unjust enrichment." That is, if the court finds you are really getting an unreasonable advantage over your landlord, they can adjust the rent. But this has nothing to do with favorable exchange rates or the weak Turkish lira. And the court may not rule in the landlord's favor. And it does take a lot of time in the courts. In any case don't pay any more than the increase Redders described. Personally, the rent I was paying after six years of no rental increases was FAR below the rents of nearby similar properties. I personally volunteered to create a new contract with the landlord. (no legal obligation, but I wanted to be fair) And now my NEW contract gave me two years with no rent increases. And after that, rent increases according to what Redders described above. I didn't have to do that, but I had been enjoying such low rent for so long and I didn't want to take advantage of the situation, even if I had the legal right to do so.
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  10. Update, Monday 29 Nov. Well there have been a lot of behind the scenes messages and phone calls going on in the last couple of days, the upshot of which is that an article will soon be published in Daily Sabah, probably both in print and online. I shouldn't pre-empt the publication but I will say I have been educated by the options available and ways round the restrictions and there should be normal service (pretty much) available for Christmas cards and presents, having said that for parcels to arrive on time you should be sending them very soon.
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  11. [DOC] Your landlord is totally incorrect & he almost certainly knows it & is playing on the fact that you're a foreigner with no knowledge of rental laws. If he hasn't raised the rent in previous years,then thats his problem not yours. Legally there is no way he can make you pay 3 years of backdated rent increases...And He Knows It.!!! If your contract is due for renewal in November 2021 the maximum legal increase for this month is 17.09%, in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Heres the link to confirm what the total maximum amount can be.Just fill in your existing monthly rent figure . https://www.hesapkurdu.com/konut-kredisi/h/kira-artisi-hesaplama?fbclid=IwAR2K0VFaG7vFLe_w0aGZN2DTxWcv1U6ndfQ4uj7yOLJLkmy-wXHhBSfBsSo If he doesn't accept this increase then simply tell him you'll see a lawyer & sort it out in court. He knows this will take over a year to get a hearing. I'm still waiting for a date for my first hearing in a divorce case & it's so far been 14 months since a petition was filed to the local Turkish courthouse.
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  12. This military school whereby he can write to you but not video chat with you also sounds fishy to me. Although I must say that Turkish people do tend to go overboard with their feelings and even friendship very quickly. I guess it is part of their ..... charm??!
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  13. Hey Ken, Thank you for your valuable suggestion. I am not letting my guard down ever. I understand things can be quite complicated online. I had already made up my mind not to date anyone I meet online and I had made it clear with that man too. He is mature enough to understand the same. As you already know, Turkish people are quite hospitable and have their own charm so I was just smitten for a while. I am glad to be only his friend and will always put my gut feeling before my heart. As for the money part, he knows I am just a student and he is mostly interested in sending me things (gifts and all) rather than asking for it. Still, if he ever asks for it, I will follow your advice and not get carried over. Thanks. Discussing this really helped.
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  14. I assume you're in Turkey at a university. It may work differently in that case, so contact your student affairs office for guidance on this.
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  15. Hello, I’m looking for legal advice for the following situation. I work in Turkey and have been renting for 3 years (date of rental agreement start 25 Oct). My rent has never been increased, however my landlord has written to me advising that I need to pay 3 years backdated rent and the increase according CPI for 3 years and says it was my responsibility to automatically increase it without the need for the landlord to advise of the increase amount. My contract does not say it is my responsibility to automatically do this nor can I find any reference in the Turkish rental law to this ‘undocumented’ agreement. What I can find is that he should contact me prior to the rent renewal date advising if the increase amount, which would give an opportunity to negotiate or terminate. My lease agreement has clauses that say the lease will be renewed for another year at the same terms and conditions if the landlord does not contact me but my landlord says this has nothing to do with the increase in rent. I feel I am being intimidated and want to know if what he says is correct. who can I speak to about some good Turkish law legal advice? Many thanks vickie
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