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JustinM last won the day on July 26

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  1. Those are specifics he would really need to contact someone in the government office to know. That's above my pay grade I'm afraid. I don't want to give an answer one way or the other as that could have life changing impacts on your friend.
  2. He can always pay 30.000 TL and get out of military service. There are numerous ways and he is Turkish, it should be known what his options are. Especially if he knew how to defer it. If he doesn't have the financial resources, then if he chooses to live full-time, he will have to serve. Any employment will ask for verification his miltary service has been completed, that can be obtained from E-Devlet, but I'm guessing in his case, there is nothing there, so he would have to go to the local miliatry coordinator to have the form printed.
  3. Having worked in Logistics here when I first arrived in Turkey, I can assure you there will most definitely be storage fees. Mersin is one of the busiest ports in Turkey and everything will get processed by who knows who. So, if you know no one, be prepared to wait a week or so. Don't want to be a bearer of bad news, and I hope I am wrong. Just telling you to be prepared for worst case.
  4. JustinM


    Beylikduzu is an ok area in Istanbul. It is rather affordable, which makes it an attractive option for many families. However, you would need to be careful as to which area of Beylikduzu you would live, just like any other place. The further you can get away from Esenyurt, the better. List any specifics you are looking for, and I'll be glad to try and help.
  5. From what I know Ataturk invited all of those in the old Ottoman times to return to Turkey if they wished. I know this because my wife's grandparents returned from what is present day Romania. So, I doubt this is the case. Best thing would to be contact the consulate or embassy in your area and ask them directly. I wouldn't get my hopes up though.
  6. My process didn't go like this. I submitted the paperwork and did the interview in the same day. Got an email saying 7 months later it had been approved and I could head to the nearest consulate to pick-up my Kimlik, etc. This was done originally in Istanbul, but we were living overseas. Sorry, not much help I don't suppose.
  7. If you speak/read/write Turkish fluently, then your foreign education could be seen as a benefit, especially if you have English language and other language skills.
  8. Yes, there are restrictions for certain nationalities. The only two I know of that work with some of these nationalities is Kuveyt Turk and Al Baraka.
  9. Only once to get fuel coupons. Base was decent, with good services. Small area, but rather close to Milan and Northern Italy is hard to beat for food. Good luck!
  10. That is interesting for sure. Were you expecting any money back from your home purchase? The reason I ask, is a lot of these Insaat businesses are owned by Arab nationals. Just trying to run down and scenario. Either way, best of luck. Cheers, Justin
  11. Pete, Having dealt with several Turkish Banks both professionally and personally, I could almost guarantee this is a mistake. I have always had pleasant and professional experiences. I'm sure it will be resolved quickly. Please keep us updated. Cheers, Justin
  12. Late, late, late response I know. However, prices have relatively stayed the same, with an increase in Villa type properties. It is still a very affordable city compared to other coastal regions. This will change in the future as more and more expats take advantage of the low lira.
  13. Don't know if I would call it a scam or not. That's a reasonable fee for someone coming out to your home to take a look. he could have attempted to charge more if he was scamming. Sounds to me like a lost in translation issue as far as why they can't fix it. I would say that most anyone in that field here in Turkey will not have the language skills nor the previous foreigner interaction to accurately assist. Do you have any Turkish speaking friends that can call or be there while you are getting it fixed? This would seem to be the easiest way. Cheers
  14. Confused on how I don't know. It is upon purchase. Couple of threads now people are going out of there way to answer your questions, yet you have a negative response. No one here is going to say you must have an appraisal,only those selling or buying. If you are seeking to get away from the evil empires of Europe and America as you say, you will have a very hard time here in Turkey with an unappreciative mindset. Best of luck!
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