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eruza

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  1. Because she was traumatized. I would say on a positive note that if any stranger harasses you in the street in Turkey, you don't need to be afraid to yell at them, they won't touch you. In the US or other places it's risky to raise your voice because people do get violent more often.
  2. It is funny that you can't share a hotel room if you're not married and yet prostitution is legal.
  3. Her father is another foreigner, but not from my country. My daughter could potentially own 3 passports and that is one of the things I may be able to do for her in life. If I could give her the world I would , but I would settle with giving her a few countries.
  4. I didn't mean to suggest that holding property was the requirement for citizenship. I was merely suggesting that it was one factor which would increase the chances of gaining citizenship, which is what my nufus ve vatandaslik told me. This was because I asked them what to do since they also told me that if I now obtain the short term residence permit for the remaining 3 years, and the reason "tourist" is selected as it is for renters, then I will be disqualified from the 5 year rule. They told me anything but "tourist" reason could count...including "student" even which Redders was saying does not count. They told me student does count if you then get a job with a work permit once done studying, but tourist never ever counts. I will go back to that office once I get clear about as much as I can from other sources first and then update with any news. Anyway, I want to move along and ask my other question which is, if I am able to obtain Turkish citizenship how can I also ensure that my daughter can also obtain Turkish citizenship? I read that descent is no longer enough...my daughter is now 2 and I want her to have dual citizenship to give her a sense of stability, because as it is now she was born and is growing up in a foreign country and I think it's unfair to her unless I can resolve it in a few years time. I want to add that I have no idea what it means that "descent is no longer enough" especially since the situation would be that the mother gains citizenship after the birth of the child but before the child reaches age 18. I had hope for her gaining 3 passports in life since before she was born because I knew about the 5 year rule but now with the change in residence permit laws I wonder if it shouldn't be called the exceptional 5 year rule. And I knew that Turkey, my country, and her father's country all allow dual citizenship. She already has her passport from my country, I know she is entitled her father's country's passport by birth (that will be simple to obtain in the future since his signature is on her birth documents), but I wanted to wait for that one until she got her Turkish passport not to complicate the procedure for Turkey more than it needs to be.
  5. I have the same problem almost, except that we are foreign and both live in Turkey, but he refuses to pay one lira for his child. There is nothing we can do about this, these kinds of men get away with it all the time even when everyone is from the same country and lives in the same country. It's a problem created by the system we live in that favors men and devalues women and children. This is the reality for many women that can't be changed as long as the system is the way it is, so don't worry about it too much because it's just a waste of time.
  6. Why did they change the residence permit laws in 2014? There were the A countries and the B countries, and A countries could get longer term residence permits that led to citizenship, and B countries only got one year residence permits that didn't lead to citizenship. Now we are all B countries, unless we invest or get married. Correct me if I'm wrong.
  7. I agree, hold that thought until you establish yourself educationally and then financially if at all possible. If it's not possible all that will depend more on who you're with, so you would need to be more picky about choosing a mate not just for love, but more for security.
  8. My daughter is 2, she will be covered under my insurance plan not need her own, correct? I don't know about the Vali. live in Istanbul, do I go to the Istanbul Valigi located in Fatih or are there smaller more local branch offices that might be closer to where I live? I couldn't locate any other Vali online than the one I stated, just asking to save time.. Also, do I go to the Valigi first or the SGK office first? Do I need to bring my daughter or just bring her residence permit? Also, one more thing, my daughter only had a residence permit (her 1st residence permit) for a little less than a year before it expired, will she need to wait another year on another residence permit to be added to my insurance?
  9. Do you mean go to the local ilce Nufus Mudurlugu for my area in istanbul or the main istanbul il Nufus ve Vatandaslik Mudurlugu? I went to the later for my information...(the information saying that short term residence permits that were issued because of tourist reasons will be information used when applying for citizenship and disqualify me right from the start. This is what they say and with much hostility). Isn't it true the 5901 citizenship law is valid and that it was made in 2009 and the provision we are talking about that is part of that law was made in 2010. Is there any more up to date citizenship law?
  10. Other than living in Turkey for over a year with a residence permit, what are the requirements for SGK insurance? Do I need to have a job with a work permit? I think that's what I was told at the local SGK office a year ago.
  11. If a child of born from a Turkish parent in a foreign country, but no papers were filed for the child to ever get Turkish citizenship, what requirements does that person need to meet to get their citizenship (other than proving they have a Turkish parent)? If a child was born in Turkey to foreign parents and one of the parents becomes Turkish, what does that person need to prove other than they have a Turkish parent?
  12. If I'm unmarried, female, over 18 am I considered a dependent of my father in terms of if he decides to get the long term residence permit I would also qualify? I'm sure he would qualify since he lived here for 2 decades with a work permit. He is a teacher and over the age limit for working as a Turkish teacher, so he prefers not to get citizenship. But I would also like to know, if he did get citizenship wouldn't I qualify for citizenship too?
  13. For bank accounts.. I had trouble getting a bank account at many banks without a residence permit. So, from my experience, my advice is to find a bank located on a University campus that has lots of foreign students. They deal with this all the time.
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