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    YabanciGirl got a reaction from Lonesome Cowboy in Yeah I'll give her 1 lira :)   
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    YabanciGirl reacted to REDDERS in Online pharmacy in Turkey   
    Hi,a new law prohibits many meds being sold over the counter by chemists now...you need to see a Doctor & get an online prescription from him.
    He will issue you with a barcode which you take to any chemist who in turn can find your prescription on their computer system.
    This in turn will stop online sales too....
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    YabanciGirl got a reaction from Ken Grubb in Christianity, Judaism & Islam statue   
    This photo was taken December 2012. I remember it was covered up for a bit then uncovered. So now they have put in an olive branch after it got vandalised?   That's letting the vandals win. The artist must have been pissed off! I would be if my artwork had to be changed. Bloody hell why people can't just be, & get along.
     
    Countries like Afrganistan & Iran were once like Turkey very secular then they beacme islamic. 
    Some pics of Afgan before the islamic revolution > http://www.messynessychic.com/2013/06/10/lost-in-time-groovy-afghanistan/
    Some pics of Iran before the islamic revolution > http://www.pagef30.com/2009/04/iran-in-1970s-before-islamic-revolution.html
     
    Most people there speak arabic amongst themselves, they use Turkish in school & work mostly. Some of the best food I've had in Turkey was from there, they use many spices to prepare veges & meat by marinating it before cooking.
     
    Thanks for the link Sunny
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    YabanciGirl got a reaction from Ken Grubb in Christianity, Judaism & Islam statue   
    Interesting statue I stumbled across in Hatay, Antakya, a few hours drive from the Syrian border. The first time I noticed it, it was covered by a canvas, now it's uncovered. What do you all make of it? It's kind of majestic isn't it? It's located on a dusty roundabout, surrounded by shops & traffic though. It seems out of place.
    The religions are on the right hand & the world it seems is on the left. I still haven't found any info related to this statue, everyone in the city says it's been there forever & opinions differ about it's significance.

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    YabanciGirl reacted to IbrahimAbi in How long does a divorce take in Turkey?   
    Congratulations YG, sorry to hear that you have left Turkey. I used to enjoy your posts. Keep in touch with us on TC
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    YabanciGirl got a reaction from IbrahimAbi in How long does a divorce take in Turkey?   
    She got the divorce done! I have full custody of my llittle one too. Great lawyer she sorted it within a month, even without the marriage book. Would like to share her details if possible
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    YabanciGirl got a reaction from Ken Grubb in Need advice with complicated situation   
    Using the Ankara Association Agreement treaty with the EU, a Turkish person can open a business, or join an exisiting business, big or small, in the EU or UK & it will give them right to stay for 1 year and if it's a ligitmate business it will be renewed for another 3 years. A good application, a great business plan & some money in the bank can get this approved. I think a service oriented business, like hairdresser, cleaning business, etc where the overheads are low will be a good option if funds are limited. 
    * Please don't send this girl your hard earned cash to do this. Work save & apply.
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    YabanciGirl reacted to Eglegal in How long does a divorce take in Turkey?   
    Hello Yabancigirl, 
    There are 2 ways in your situation to have a succesful divorce verdict.
    The 1st scenario is the one where you both are present in the hearing and answer judges simple and easy questions about your household problems and all is over in 10 mins, while
    The 2nd case where each of you should bring 1 witness before the judge at the hearing date. In this type of divorce procedure, you do not have to be present in the hearing but your lawyers have to.
    We usually finalize our uncontested (both side consented) divorce case engagements in 1-2 months time frame. It generally depends on how much you/your lawyer are succesful to convince court officers to set an earlier hearing date. Your urgent situations might be perceived reasonable for earlier set. 
    Regards,   
     
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    YabanciGirl got a reaction from Ken Grubb in How long does a divorce take in Turkey?   
    We have both consented to path ways on good and friendly terms. I left Turkey and have given Power of Attorny to a lawyer via the Turkish consulate here to sort out a simple divorce. She said it depends on the court date could take days or months  I want a good lawyer that can get this done quickly.
    We have no assets to split.
    I don't require anything from him financially
    We have 1 child. I require full custody and he has agreed.
    Ours is a simple divorce, straightfoward, no surprises. I just want out, how long do you think it will take?  
    Is there anything we can do it just get it done, since we both want out and there's nothing else to it?
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    YabanciGirl got a reaction from Ken Grubb in Yeah I'll give her 1 lira :)   
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    YabanciGirl got a reaction from greenstein in Yeah I'll give her 1 lira :)   
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    YabanciGirl got a reaction from Ken Grubb in why is it that turkey girls don't talk to black boys   
    Maybe your approach is wrong. Don't flirt at all, ask for directions or tell them you like baklava and turkish coffee and you want to know where is the best place to get it lol. They will surely jump on such conversations, after all they think everything Turish is cok guzel 

    As well your chances for socializing are better in big cities like Istanbul, Izmir, Kusadasi and touristic places. not in conservative areas like antep.
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    YabanciGirl reacted to Wanderlust in It wouldn't happen in........   
    Life here in Ankara,Turkey after 6ish months ebbs and flows.
    Some days I don't want to look outside, I miss normality and would rather sleep most of the day then even hear any chatter of Turkish.  Those are the days I turn on the television to movie channels and without hesitation switch the language to English.  In those times I despise the sight of Turkish tea, children constantly shouting "anne anne", and anything foreign to my previous senses becomes hostile and irritating.  I become short-fused and narrow-sighted to the fact that I have forever left my country and all this newness surrounding me has to become familiar, and the faster that happens the easier it gets.  A lot of times I resist logic and adaptation to just enjoy my house which I had de-Turkified and made very clearly American (a place where you take your shoes off INSIDE the house).
    Yet there are somedays I can brave the unfamiliar and enjoy the market-shopping trying to figure out the difference between cheeses and wishing mozzerella was possible to find.  Going out despite my hatred for smoking I somehow build a tolerance and have a worldly acceptance to everyone.  I see brilliant moments of just pure goodness in Turkish people here which are seldom found in America.  The warmth of families here, the picturesque countryside, the simplicity of not living in stuffy capitalism.  It's enjoyable.  Just not everyday, I can't do everyday happy expat in Turkey.
    Being an American made me realize how strange Americans are compared to the rest of the world, which we naturally don't learn while in America I realize we are very isolated from manners, worldly culturalisms that are common to a lot of the world which we don't even possess. 
    All-in-all after my short time here I have mixed feelings about it all.  There are truly wondrous things here but knowing how xenophobic Turks are it's a wonder if I will ever be fully accepted in the future or whether I will live out my life forever a yabanci. 
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    YabanciGirl got a reaction from IbrahimAbi in It wouldn't happen in........   
    Flies swarming in and out of the hospitals and everyone is calm and normal. I made the mistake to go to the public hospital for a blood test once, and every room has open bins which encourages flies to fester. All they have to do is cover the bins, that's all, but they seem to like the flies. Pests become pets at the hastane lol. The same should go with the street bins just keep them closed.
    As well Turks throw garbage everywhere, no matter where you go, you will see trash on the streets. They come off as so patriotic but !?!
     
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    YabanciGirl got a reaction from Ken Grubb in It wouldn't happen in........   
    Flies swarming in and out of the hospitals and everyone is calm and normal. I made the mistake to go to the public hospital for a blood test once, and every room has open bins which encourages flies to fester. All they have to do is cover the bins, that's all, but they seem to like the flies. Pests become pets at the hastane lol. The same should go with the street bins just keep them closed.
    As well Turks throw garbage everywhere, no matter where you go, you will see trash on the streets. They come off as so patriotic but !?!
     
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    YabanciGirl reacted to Eglegal in If a Turkish citizen owes debt can they leave the country?   
    Hello, 
     
     
    This is not a true statement. No one could be restricted of leaving the country due to his/her debts irrespective of debt owes to a public body (Tax Office, Pension Premiums etc.) or a private entity/individual. There is a provision set out this freedom under Constitutional Act.
     
     
     
    I do not agree with this statement either.  There is not any particular prison where debtors have been put. Being a debtor to a person/entity is not a crime, therefore in general there is not any jail sanction could be imposed by the state. There is only one exception in which if debtor promises and says that he/she is going to pay back the debt under certain terms and conditions before the Court/ Debt Enforcement Office BUT he/she fails for any reason, he/she could end up with a short period of jail sanction until he/she pays off.    
     
    Regards, 
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    YabanciGirl got a reaction from Ken Grubb in Religion/Culture/Customs   
    If my mother died, the last thing I would want to do is have a wedding celebration. Maybe you should let him greive, and not ask about new wedding dates right now. It's the logical thing to do no matter what culture he's from. Seems like he gave you the most polite answer he could. 
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    YabanciGirl got a reaction from Ken Grubb in Aidat?   
    Just stop paying the aidat until you get a breakdown of what you are paying for, and tell them you are no longer paying for it. Best thing you can do is move out why are you staying in a bad situation, it seems to be bothering you alot. Are you renting, how come you have to pay for roof repairs, speak to your landlord.
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    YabanciGirl got a reaction from Ken Grubb in Please Help With My Turkish Wifes Behaviour's/moods   
    When I got married all was well, then we moved here to his country. I can't say he changed, I think that's a mistake most of us make in relationships, to say that they 'changed'. The mask he was wearing fell off and it was sink or float after that. My advice on relationships is to take some years to decide, don't be implusive, and let your head and your heart make that executive decision to ensure that you'll be forever happy with the one you choose. 
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    YabanciGirl got a reaction from Sunny in Aidat?   
    Just stop paying the aidat until you get a breakdown of what you are paying for, and tell them you are no longer paying for it. Best thing you can do is move out why are you staying in a bad situation, it seems to be bothering you alot. Are you renting, how come you have to pay for roof repairs, speak to your landlord.
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    YabanciGirl reacted to GDB in 50 signs you've been in Turkey too long!   
    When you accept that 'bir dakika' can mean 30 minutes.
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    YabanciGirl got a reaction from Ken Grubb in 50 signs you've been in Turkey too long!   
    You know you've been in turkey too long when you're dreaming and everyone in the dream is talking turikish and you can't understand anything!!! More like a nightmare 
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    YabanciGirl got a reaction from cayaholic in What's it REALLY like to be a Turkey Expat?   
    It's not unique, you can find all the same recipes in Greece, Armenia, Persia, and all Arab countires homes and restaurants. Most savory dishes use the same spices and everything is cooked in tomato puree, sauteed in onions or topped with tomato sauce and yogurt. I make turkish food all the time it's basic. The most complicated dishes in turkish cuisine are the sweets and deserts.
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    YabanciGirl reacted to edubongo in What's it REALLY like to be a Turkey Expat?   
    Agree with all above, and adding a few:
     
    I like:
    Turkish hospitality. The closest I experienced to that was in the deep South in the US, but nothing beats the Turks. When I moved I was offered a lot of delicious dishes prepared by the neighbors.
    The Çay habit
    Kahvalti culture
    The way Turks love when yabancilar speak Turkish, and help us with those little mistakes
     
    I don't like:
    Censorship. Come on, we know those people are smoking and drinking raki. And I know what's going on the streets, why the media isn't covering? (I wish I had started living here before 2002, I guess)
    Queuing (anywhere)
    When the neighbors decide to clean their carpets... from their windows
    "Cold beer" means "cool beer"
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    YabanciGirl reacted to DaveGardner in What's it REALLY like to be a Turkey Expat?   
    As An ex-pat here for over 5 years İ have these likes and dislikes.
    Likes:
    Good climate.
    Beatiful scenery.
    Lots of friendly people,
    Families actually still spend time together, like used to happen in the UK. They have lots of picnics.
    Some things get done quicker and with less fuss than in UK, for instance, phone about air-con and it can be installed that day.
    People put the fuel in your car and offer to wash it.
    The fruit and veg is natural, home grown, good quality, lots of it, good price.
    You can see a doctor or a consultant within a few days.
     
    Dislikes:
    The majority of Turkish drivers, men and women, are terrible. İ can not believe that they ever had any lessons or passed a driving test. They have no concept of driving safely and competently. My pet hates are, drivers speaking on mobiles and texting, cars coming out of junctions dangerously, non observence of double white lines in middle of road, ( for any Turks reading this, the double white lines are a mandatory DO NOT CROSS! it was not put there for any other reason other than to prevent head on smashes! The parking is also terrible and don't think you will be safe on a zebra crossing!
    Queue jumping, even at the hospital.
    Litter! Many beautiful spots in Turkey ruined by locals leaving their mess when they go. Bag it and bin it!
    Being ripped off because, as a foreigner, İ must be a millionaire!
    Having to jump through many hoops every year to renew Residency. İt should be simple and straightforward to renew it.
    Having to constantly complain to Belediye about flooding and drainage issues.
     
    Conclusion: İ still love it here, the weather, scenery, lack of stress, friendliness etc. are really good. İf the Turks could just learn to drive competently and safely and take their litter home from picnics and learn to queue it would be paradise.
     
     
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