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GDB last won the day on July 8 2016

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  1. For what its worth my experience when I changed my British driving license for a Turkish one. I went to the local Police station handed filled out some paperwork (with the help of my wife) handed in my UK license paid some money - cannot remember how much and collected my Turkish license a week later. No hassle
  2. Hello Sam, I suggest you start looking at schools in Turkey - Bachesehir college is one of the large schools in Turkey and they have schools all over the country including Istanbul. Good luck
  3. If you are concerned about aggressive dogs I would recommend getting a appliance called Dazer II from Amazon.de. It's very effective and works on annoying cats as well. It does them no harm but they do not like the Ultrasonic signal and just run away.
  4. Depending on how fast you drive but my wife gets me to the dentist in Alsancak in 40 minutes - house to dentist - it takes about 15 mins to get to the highway We live in a secure complex which is outside Kuscular Koyu and we love it - Urla town centre is about 10 -15 minutes away where most things are available. Do not know but I expect that Urla would have one. Bloody awful I keep getting dropouts when talking with my wife on Skype - she uses TTnet. My son rides round the complex and I see a lot of bike riders using the road to the seaside - agressive dogs we have no problem with. On the complex my cocker spaniel races my son probably to lick him to death!!! You are joking!! Most of the areas are within complexes are for people who want fresh air and peaceful surroundings. Restaurants etc are all within easy reach. The Deutsche Schule is in Kuscular , we have a wine factory - in fact it backs onto our house. If you want more information send me a PM and I will give you my wife's phone number and you can meet up or whatever. Please note she will not be available next week.
  5. Hello HumeraNaeem, Istanbul is a very large city and cosmopolitan, if you go to a hotel in the conservative area you may have a problem, however if you book a hotel in the European side you will not have a problem. We recently stayed at a hotel when my brother and sister came to Turkey( from Australia), my brother and sister stayed in the same room (passport had different names) and we had no negative comments. Have a good holiday
  6. Hello Hanane. Welcome to the forum. I know very little about schools in Istanbul but I can try to anwer your questions for Izmir. Izmir had an English International school called MEF (which mostly caters for the transient community of expats) and a French school called Piri Reis. They both have websites the Piri Reis one that I found happens to be in Turkish but Google is your friend !! http://www.pirireis.k12.tr/guzelbahce/ http://izmir.mef.k12.tr/de/home/ Good luck gdb
  7. Hi, I was waiting for someone more knowledgeable to answer you, but as noone has I shall give you the benefit of my experience. I am a Brit and got married in Turkey and I too have a phobia about needles. I cannot remember if it was a finger prick or not but I do know it was not that traumatic. I survived and I am sure that also will. Good luck
  8. Hi Beckshock, Welcome to the forum, I am by no means a lawyer but these are my opinions to your questions. I am assuming that you are living in the UK and have property in Turkey. Question 1 - Answer is NO - POA is only given to trusted persons to act on your behalf. Question 2 - You can get divorced in the UK and unless you (or your partner) want to re-marry (in Turkey) you do not need to get divorced in Tukey. Question 3 - Yes if you get a Court order and it is entered with the police (hence Immigration authorities etc.) Qustion 4 - Possibly to dispose of any assets you may have in Turkey/UK and to act on your behalf in the divorce proceedings (custody of child etc) I suggest you consult a lawyer - there are a number on this forum who can advise you. Good luck
  9. Hello Kian Welcome to the forum. In answer to your question I do not think anyone would recommend a "trustful real estate agent" - if there is such a person. Would you recommend a Makler in your home country? I suggest you go to the Bodrum and make your own assessment of the situation. Good luck GDB
  10. Hello, First welcome to the forum If your marriage and divorce was recorded in the UK it begs the question of whether it was recorded in Turkey. If not then you were never married nor divorced in Turkey - you were both single. I am not a lawyer but this is how I see it Good luck
  11. Hello KucukElma, Welcome to the forum - if you are planning to teach English you do not have to become proficient in Turkish. Many people in Istanbul speak English and you should have no trouble. You will need a work visa to be able to teach unless you want to do it illegally. I suggest contacting the private schools to get a position- they will also otain a visa for you. Good luck GDB P. S. I have lived in Turkey for many years and (not proud of it ) do not speak Turkish.
  12. Try Bahcesehir college in Bornova, my son goes to the one in Guzelbahce and we pay about 8000 Euros per year excluding uniform, transport etc. www.bahcesehir.k12.tr Tel: 0232 486 00 58 Good luck
  13. Hello Amrit, Welcome to the forum and the answer to your question is - Yes you can. The phone will have to be registered in Turkey by paying some money (forget how much). However remember that once registered in your name the phone remains in your name and any infringements will be yours. You can get blacklisted or even put in prison for any problems that can be caused by the use of the phone. Good luck
  14. I transfer between Grmany, UK and Turkey and pretty soon Bulgaria. I use a service called Transferwise- you can google it.
  15. We drink the tap water but only after it is filtered. There are a number of companies that provide filtration.
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