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    By profession: real estate. By choice: online marketing and trying to be a bit innovative; enjoying the lovely sun and sea here in Altinkum and going on boat trips which I do a lot because my other half runs private boat tours! Lucky me!

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  1. Hi all This is an edited version of a conversation Seesmilez and I have just had on PM. Seesmilez suggested the content might be useful so here it is: Seesmilez: Basically, I was looking for an apartment in Turkey on the internet and got in contact with an estate agent through rightmove.co.uk, who after a few weeks of exchanging emails, found an apartment where the builder was knocking
  2. Hi everyone! Well the campaign has been pretty effective because Easyjet now have flights between Manchester and Bodrum starting in August this year! Now I reckon flights from further north - like Newcastle - would be very welcome... I wonder whether they'd consider it??
  3. Chala, good news about your fella and his new job ;)News for anyone banking at HSBC - I've just been contacted by the manager at my local HSBC because they are discontinuing their 15-day and less time deposit savings accounts. It's a shame because I found them a useful way to earn interest without tying up my money! I'm going to try Denizbank instead which is still offering daily accounts with a 12% interest rate (though as Benhalterci says, no doubt falling fast along with every other bank's rates).Not sure if I agree confidently about the exchange rate issue though. Over the last year I've s
  4. Fantastic, JK1, I have a great joan bakewell as miss marple image in my mind's eye now!
  5. I mean the British Consulate that is nearest to you in Turkey or that deals with where you are marrying. There is an honourary consulate in Adana but I don't think it deals with marriages. He can tell you which consulate DOES deal with your area though. I'm sure you can go to Ankara because that's the main consulate, but maybe you can also use Antalya which might make for a nicer trip! (Especially in winter!).http://ukinturkey.fco.gov.uk/en/our-office...ions-in-turkey/
  6. Oh-ho, medical exam... THAT'S a can of worms!I think the international marriage licence is what you get at your local consulate when you take your certificate of non-impediment there to be translated. They issue you with a bunch of papers that you need to take to the local Vali to be signed and once you have that you can proceed onto the hospital and then onwards to the Turkish registrar.Hospital?? I hear you cry... Yes, anyone intending to marry in Turkey needs to take a blood test at the local Sağlık Ocağı (health centre) to show they don't have undesirable diseases. This isn't a foreigner t
  7. Benhalterci, I don't agree with you - though maybe we are talking about different things. Those a**holes you describe would be the same a**holes no matter where they lived and there are also plenty in London where I was brought up. But there are other men around, who don't behave like pigs but whose cultural experiences lead them to different interpretations of normal situations than, for example, a man brought up in London. Like Romy's boat trip experience. A Turkish woman would only chat on her own with a man she didn't know if she was "interested" in him, and that's how the boat trip guy in
  8. Hi Lee, welcome back! You can consider US your Turkish friends if you like
  9. Hmm, interesting idea Ben! Well obviously being a former weightlifter doesn't work (credit to Moonstar downloadable dictionary for that translation ) - I think perhaps because as benhalterci says, there's an idea that European women are up for it pretty much unselectively so they actually BELIEVE we are pleased to be hassled. Not helped by... erm well the ones who ARE up for it pretty much unselectively and can be found dancing drunkenly in naff discos in most of the holiday resorts... but also the fact that we expect to be able to interact pretty much the same with men we don't know as with
  10. Aha, you really are a halterci... I looked it up in the dictionary yesterday but hadn't got round to asking you about it :huh:I agree completely about the slimeballs BUT I stand by what I say about clothing. I still look just as European as I ever did - white non-tanning skin, freckles, blue eyes, light brown hair. When I dressed in what I felt pretty in, I got hassled. My first ever trip to Turkey was Marmaris and I remember walking down the seafront - on my own, in the daytime - in an ankle-length dress that just so happened to have strappy sleeves. I got SOOOOOOOOOO much hassle, and horribl
  11. You probably don't need to speak that much Turkish - body language speaks volumes! But that's why what you wear etc can be so important. The longer I spend here, the more I find myself adjusting to Turkish levels of acceptable dress and the less I find anyone wants to talk to me . By "turkish levels" I really mean small town domestic dress - you can switch on the telly here and see chat show presenters with the most astonishingly plunging necklines, gravity-defying bosoms and thigh-flashing hemlines but even at a big party in a small town the amcas would keel over in shock if anyone turned
  12. Hi benhalterciTo the best of my knowledge, the search on foreigners is carried out on any applications to purchase in Turkey, including in Istanbul. The purpose of the search is to determine that there are no obstacles to the purchase, so the fact that your preferred area in Istanbul is non-restricted would be confirmed as a result of that search.The search also checks that you as a buyer confirm to all the requirements - that you are a national or a business of a country with a reciprocal agreement that allows Turks to purchase property there; that your business meets the various special busi
  13. Hi lilletI have a couple of friends - one Turkish, one British nationality, who married in the UK, divorced in the UK and later both successfully remarried in Turkey (to new partners of course!). I presume all their marriage and divorce paperwork would have been done in the UK, and as far as I know neither of them had issues remarrying in Turkey.I think your ex-husband might just be trying to bully you. Maybe you DO need to register your divorce in Turkey but I would be surprised if you need to re-divorce your ex! Sounds like maybe the paperwork in Turkey isn't complete enough for him to remar
  14. Adding another separate post here - the interest rates are being reviewed at the moment. If you already hold a savings account (like Meral) check to make sure you're getting the best rate at your bank. Your bank will usually keep your account at the rate available when you opened the account and the best rate might be the one you're already on, or it might be a newer one.
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