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  1. OMG! That's VERY controlling behaviour, & it will get much worse if you marry him, especially if you continue in your job after marriage. As a mental health counsellor, you are probably aware of this, but perhaps a little in denial because you are in love & he's so nice to you on the weekends when you're together. You have an important decision to make soon..... I wish you the best, whatever your decision....
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    Inheritance Law

    Well, I did some research & found this revelation from this link : : 3. Debts of the estate and disclaimer of inheritance All rights and liabilities of the deceased pass to the heirs at the time of death. The heirs are successors not only to the assets of the deceased person, but also to his debts. In some cases, the wealth left as inheritance may not be sufficient to cover the debts of the deceased. An heir who wishes not to be liable for the debts may disclaim his share of the estate within three months of the date he learns of the death of the deceased. In case of disclaimer, the estate passes to the next closest relatives of the deceased, who in turn, may also disclaim the estate. What a pity, the son from the newspaper article died "4 months ago" ! Obviously his Mother was unaware of the above (as are many of us) & now in the sad situation of having to repay her ex's debt. Doubtless the creditors must have been aware of the legalities & not let on, so they could recover their money ! Well, this is Turkey! Anyone who has a debt, or a close relative with a debt, should become acquainted with these laws in case they fall prey to the same traps as this unfortunate woman has done.
  3. Was that really only last Wednesday? I'm looking at the X-rates right now.... USD 6.46, euro 7.36, £ 8.24, & our Aussie dollar on 4.71. And the banks are giving us 18% interest ! But inflation is dragging everything back down! I wonder what's gonna happen tomorrow...... ?
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    Inheritance Law

    It absolutely staggerred me to read of a recent case in the papers.......ıl-sonra-gelen-borçla-şok-oldu/ar-BBLyySg?li=BByfdlx In a nutshell, a woman (with one son), divorced from her husband, after 15 years has received a legal notice to repay a debt (with interest) on a loan taken out by the ex-husband AFTER their divorce. As the story goes, the ex died without repaying the loan, whereupon, under Turkish inheritance law, the "debt" was inherited by their son (being the only "first-degree" relative). But the son died 4 months ago in a work accident, therefore his mother (as the son's only "first-degree" relative) has now seemingly inherited this debt ! And of course she can't pay as she gets only a meagre pension. It seems so unjust, & I'm sure I've read somewhere that heirs are free to refuse an inheritance for whatever reason (though most don't, of course). Can any lawyer clarify whether this debt can be enforced upon this woman? I'm wondering because my brother-in-law seems to be involved in similar circumstances.
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    Dual citizenship military info.

    Djawhar, Thank you for your kind reply. And I'm sorry that you are stuck between a rock & a hard place, ie. not being able to either work or study. There may be another way for you. Foreign students without a working knowledge of Turkish can apply to Turkish universities via a special entry exam known as YÖS (Yabancı Öğrenci Sınavı) . It is in English, and also available to dual citizens like you, BUT first you must get out of Turkish citizenship (temporarily until studies finished). My daughter did this 11 years ago, she got out of Turkish citizenship, then claimed it back later. While out of citizenship you will get a Mavi Kart , which recognizes you as a Turkish non-citizen, with all the usual rights of citizens except you cannot work, vote in elections or serve in the army! Here is a link (in Turkish, but your father can explain it) The exams are held in many of the larger universities. Sorry I couldn't find this information in English (it did used to be before). METU is a government university in Ankara, where the language of tuition is in English. According to this link , under the above scenario you should be exempt from tuition fees as a Turkish citizen with a Mavi Kart (blue card). Even if you say your Turkish is zero, I must say that your English is absolutely impeccable! Good luck !
  6. Hi Ad Jam, Yes, presumably 3+2 means 2 living areas. Of course you could use one of the living areas as a bedroom, but you'd need to check the actual plan first for suitability. For example, the living areas might be "through" zones, with traffic walking through (not suitable as bedroom). Many ads for sale or rental have lots of photos but rarely a floor plan.... good luck!
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    Dual citizenship military info.

    Hi Djawar, Today I visited the military branch in our town & explained your circumstances. They did find it somewhat complex & asked for more information. In particular they wanted to know....... currently, are you working ? Or are you studying ? Also, did you get Turkish nationality from your mother or your father? (I didn't understand why they need this). They did say no, you will NOT be dragged from the airport to do your military service because you can apply for extensions every year until you finish your studies. They said, if you agree to provide your full name & TC Kimlik number, they can check it & give a full explanation to your enquiries. So now it is up to you. If you want to proceed further please PM me.....
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    Renouncing Turkish Citizenship

    Hi Bleen, welcome to the forum. I have sent you a copy of the PM. I'm surprised at the language barriers you experienced at the Turkish Consulate.... normally they employ local staff as well, and the Dutch are famed for having about the highest percentage in Europe of English speakers like yourself! Good luck! And if you post the result on this forum, others like you may also benefit.
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    Dual citizenship military info.

    Seems very complicated. I will go & present your questions to the Turkish military here (they have a small office in our town). Just give me a couple of weeks. Don't worry, I won't give your name, it will just be a general enquiry......
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    Renouncing Turkish Citizenship

    PM copy sent........Meral
  11. Meral

    Dual citizenship military info.

    Hello Djawhar, welcome to the forum. I cannot fully understand your situation. You say you are are living in Saudi Arabia as a Chadian citizen. Are you a citizen of Saudi Arabia? Why must you be out of your father's residenceship before living as a Turkish citizen? Did the Consulate confirm that you are actually a Turkish citizen? It seems to me that if you are living as a Chadian citizen, you could study in Turkey as a Chadian, then no problem with Turkish military (???). This answer is just based on the information you have provided. So if you could give more information, things might make more sense to us. Maybe another member might know more about this (I hope).
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    Military service

    Hi Fusun, welcome to the forum. I understand your worry for your son, especially as you say he has done his first yoklama. Your son may be taking a risk by just turning up with a British passport; you should check if his passport states anything about dual nationality in it. If they detain him at the airport there could be a problem (it has happened before). On the other hand they may not notice (depends on the vigilance of the passport control officer, either arriving or departing). To put your mind at rest, the Turkish Consulate should be able to advise on his current military status, best done before he leaves....... Good luck!
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    Renouncing Turkish Citizenship

    Hi Sosis, Welcome to the forum. It's been a long time since the above topic was around. I've checked my old PMs but unable to find the one you want. I've asked for our Admin to help out so will keep you posted. I just wish I could remember what I might've said in that PM . Whatever, will try to help.......
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    New Biometric Kimlik

    Wow Tilki, £45? In Turkey the charge was 16 lira apiece... aside from the costs for photos etc. With the current x-rate of sterling well above 6 lira at present, $45 seems OTP! :3
  15. Hi Surprise, welcome! The police would certainly be able to trace the number plate back to its registered owner, but I'm uncertain if they would do so simply at the behest of a citizen. The owner of the vehicle would have to be a suspect in some sort of crime in order for the police to be involved. However, you may care to approach the police, just to ask...... Sorry I couldn't be more helpful...