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    Congratulations on your new home! Short term residence permits are all the same, there are just different reasons why you might get one. It shouldn't make any difference. There is no "tourist residence permit" and "home owner residence permit." They are just short term residence permits regardless of the reason for which you get one. Where are you hearing there is a difference? The only difference I can see is that if you rent, you have to show a contract, and if you buy, you have to show a tapu (title deed) to prove you have a residence. This doesn't change the short-term residence permit you receive in any way. Where are you reading or hearing that home ownership is a requirement for citizenship? As far as I know, owning a home in Turkey mearly demonstrates your intent to live in Turkey, but so can having a job, or renting in Turkey for a long time and having all of your stuff here.
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    You met him twice and already he has started talking dirty to you? What I think is you should stop before you regret big time.
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    legal and illegal work

    Hey Brother, See your question shifted a bit.. First you asked what is legal and what is illegal. This is to do with the laws written in the books and constitution. People do work illegally but obviously this is illegal and may if caught be deported.. Foreigners work hard and are paid much less than locals and at some places even the Police and other relevant departments also have corruption but having said that at the end of the day. Illegal work is Illegal work. Good luck.
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    General Knowledge Quiz 6

    There will be some slightly easier or more fun quizes, coming later .. don't cry hi hi
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    legal and illegal work

    I think you may have gained a false impression about tourists working. As far as I know, few tourists work and those that work in visible jobs, especially cafes and restaurants, are often picked up by the authorities quite quickly. There may be people on tourist visas working in less visible jobs such as in workshops or as day labourers. But if they have enough money to enable them to get a residence permit, why would they be working for little money? People who are refugees or are applying for that or have some permission to be in Turkey other than a regular residence permit seem to have a different status and that may be how they are able to work. In general in Turkey the authorities are clamping down on the employment of people without insurance. Last year all work places were required to submit the names and tc numbers of all people working there. The fines for businesses employing unregistered staff, TC citizens and foreigners, are very high. Another interesting point, not relevant to the ilegals you are asking about, is that anyone who is entitled to work but does not have their sgk paid by the employer, or whose income declared by the employer is less that the actual amount, can complai to the sgk and the employer will have to pay up the rest of the amount and pay a large fine.
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    legal and illegal work

    There are two things... Permission to live and permission to work. The Tourist residence permit is permission to live for 'touristic' purposes only. Any type of Residence permit is a permission to live only. Even the family residence permit (that spouses of Turks) get is also a residence permit hence only giving permission to live. Permission to work is a work permit. Which an employer applies and gets on your behalf for you. This is the only way to legally work in Turkey. Another way is live as a tourist for 8 years and apply for a long term residence permit and a non restrictive work permit. This allows you to work anywhere in Turkey without a need for work permit but it needs at least eight years of uninterrupted residence in Turkey (11 months in every 12 months). Good luck.
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    Sometimes it is just as difficult to buy a piece of land. Due to the inheritance laws there may be multiple owners and if just one of the 'children' does not want to sell the whole thing can be stalled. The land next door to us has been unused for 12 years, three brothers who have fallen out own it, and they cannot sell it, as one brother wants a ridiculous amount of money for it, but no on will spend money to maintain it. Now half of the fruit trees have died despite there being an irrigation system in place and a lake at the bottom of the garden.
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    I don't think any of us can tell you the average age of buildings in Istanbul. Maybe the IBB has that information. As to your other questions, provided a person legally owns (has a tapu in their name) an apartment in a building that is to be knocked down and rebuilt, they will be paid an agreed amount by the developer for moving expenses and rent for the period it takes to rebuild. How much and for how long will be determined in negotiations made and specified in the contract. Usually owners don't need to pay more money for the new apartment, unless of course this is negotiated with the developer because, for example. the new apartments will be bigger. However, if an owner doesn't agree to having the building knocked down and redeveloped, and they are in the minority, their apartment will be offered for sale to the other owners. If the other owners don't want to buy it, TOKI takes it over and auctions it off. This only happens if a person absolutely refuses to agree to the redevelopment but the majority of home owners want it.
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