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Sunny last won the day on August 3 2020

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  • Birthday 19/02/2006

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    Koyceğiz, formerly Cesme
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    Meeting friends for lunch by the lake, reading, swimming, dog walking, looking after 4 cats that have adopted me, spending too much time on the computer.

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  1. The telephone number for the Cesme bus station is (232) 7126499.
  2. When you are talking to an English person and they look at you blankly and you realise that you've been talking to them in Turkish. When you no longer wonder at being able to sit outside comfortably in the middle of winter. It no longer seems strange to order a new bottle of gas for your cooker. When you are calling people abi, abla, taser etc instead of using their names. When you are used to to travelling hundreds of km by coach for around 50tl (£7ish) Turkish relatives turn up at a days notice to stay a few days. You were expecting 5 but eight turn up and they stay
  3. Sorry walter, but this isn't a dating site. Good luck with your hunt.
  4. As mamish says, Koycegiz is a very central place with many places within easy reach. Marmaris, Fethiye and Mugla, all 60 km away with other interesting places in between, such as Dalyan with Iztuzu, Dalaman with Sarigerme beach, Sultaniye with its hot springs on the edge of the lake, Yulvarlak cay with its crystal-clear melt water river with cafes on the banks, wonderful on very hot days.https://www.google.com/search?q=yuvarlakçay&rlz=1C1PRFE_enTR707TR708&oq=yuvarlak&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l5.184328j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 Koycegiz is a Turkish town and a pleasant pl
  5. Hello Sunny

    We are in the process of buying a Turkish boat from a seller in Istanbul via a broker

    All is fine to the stage of the sales transaction, they want an additional Euros 4750 for th sales documentation. They say we must pay this as a Turkish citizen cannot sell a boat to a foreign buyer without a complex process of export processes totalling 4750 euros

    We feel this might be a bit on the rich side both financially and what they say needs doing

    Can you give any clarity please Sunny

    Could we call you perhaps

    Regards Jamie

    1. Sunny


      Dear Jamie, it is a long time since I had anything to do with boats but it could well be true that selling to a foreigner is the same as exporting a boat. Various things could make a difference, what flag the boat will be under, where you intend to use it, possibly whether you have property in Turkey as well as other things.

      I'm afraid that I'm not sufficiently well informed enough to give you proper advice. If you know Turkey at all, you will know that, when it comes to bureaucracy, the goal-posts are forever changing, with new laws a regular occurrence. My husband, when selling/buying a boat always used the help of a 'Takipci' to deal with the bureaucracy.

      Sorry I could not be of more help. I wish you well in your transaction and good sailing.


  6. It's sad to see a place, once thriving, now empty. The poor business people, how do they survive?
  7. Sunny

    Hi people

    Another place teachers used to meet in the 1990s was the Sembol pub in Konak but I've no idea if they still go there.
  8. Hi Leoxy. Usually the motorway to Izmir is free flowing, may get queues at the toll booth on Sunday evenings when people return from a day or weekend away in Cesme. A lot of people are now living in Urla as it's not too far to commute to Izmir. I can't comment on life there as I've never lived there but it is obviously less built up than the city. If you want to be closer in but not actually in the city you could consider the Guzelbahce area where there are houses rather that tower blocks and good bus connections to the city centre. It all depends on the type of area you prefer, like Ken
  9. I've been up here for a few weeks this year and can honestly say that Cesme area is mad with so many people. The traffic is horrendous and there are even traffic jams. Unbelievable! Such a pity as Cesme used to be such a lovely place.
  10. Star

    would you please help?!

  11. Hello Salah. I see you have been getting some excellent advice from Ken the others. May I suggest that, as you don't know the Fethiye area, that you consider renting somewhere for a while before you buy, as it would give you chance to get to know whether you like the town and the area and decide which part would be best for you, as there are quite a lot of different parts to Fethiye and its surroundings. May I ask what made you chose Fethiye?
  12. It will hurt but for your own sanity and safety please listen to us and don't go back. You've already been made ill due to stress. This won't go away as you will always have it at the back of your mind. No matter how much you love him, would you really want a life where you become totally subservient to him in case he throws a wobbly? Believe me, this is what will happen and you'll spend you life trying not to rock the boat to avoid his rages. The chances of him changing are negligible and you know it or you wouldn't be asking us our opinions. At the moment you've got independence and can come
  13. What brought me here can be attributed to a number of accumulative reasons. Things in my private life were heading south, I was in a job that involved quite a lot of stress and pressure and I worked with a number of people who were frequently saying how fed up they were so I said "Well why don't you do something about it," and realised that this also applied to me so to cut a long story short, here I am. I've been here for over 25 years and, although there have been ups and downs, I wouldn't like to go back to live in the UK, although I visit usually twice a year to see family and friends.
  14. Personally, I'd just get one in Turkey as it saves all the hassle and it's not that much more expensive taking into account the tax and registration fees.
  15. If you can afford both the expense and the time, the best way to get a good grounding in Turkish is to go to one of the intensive courses that various schools run. Here is a link with more information. http://www.studyinturkey.com/content/sub/learn_turkish_in_turkey.aspx
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