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Cukurbagli last won the day on March 30

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About Cukurbagli

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    If you want unconditional love get a dog.
  • Birthday 04/10/1948

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    Çukurbağ Köyü, Kaş, Antalya
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    DIY, walking in the mountains with my dog, meeting new people, photography, psychology, restoring antique clocks and watches.

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  1. OK now I understand the need. I think the best thing would be for you to go to the New Zealand Consulate in Istanbul with copies of the relevant pages of your Passport and ask them to certify them. ADDRESS New Zealand Honorary Consulate General in Istanbul, Turkey Inonu Caddesi No 48/3 Taksim 34437 Istanbul Turkey TELEPHONE (+90) 212 244 0272 FAX (+90) 212 251 4004
  2. Are you having to send a copy of an identity document? If that is the case then I see the reason to certify it. When do you think you are going to go to New Zealand? You do realise that nearly everywhere in the world has closed their country to visitors for the next few months?
  3. If your passport is in Persian and English there should be no need to have it translated. I was assuming that it was in only one language and not English. I do not understand why you have to have it certified then.
  4. Yes a notary public is what a noter is called in English. You will get your passport translated then get the noter to certify it.
  5. Hi John, welcome to Turkey Central. We have been advised that all GOÇ offices are closed until 6th April but if you have the application completed and sent off and confirmed then you can stay here till the interview.
  6. Thank you for that, that's a very nice post and we will help if we can. As I am over 65 I am now confined pretty much to my house and garden so helping others online will be a pleasant distraction from my normal day to day activities.
  7. Having your RP renewal interview must feel a bit of a daunting excursion to be making, I must say I'd be a bit reticent about it too but good luck with it. I feel for all of the people who have to have meetings like that as well as all the shop staff and others who are still working.
  8. I think we would be wise to assume community transmission has been going on for some time and to not relax our personal safety regimes Donna. If we are wrong it will only cause us minor inconvenience but if we are right.....? According to the Turkish press 25000 returned from Umrah but only 8000 were being tested. Not all of those tested will be confirmed with CV19 but it would be interesting to know the percentage who are because that could then be applied to the rest of the returners. As to how many there were carrying the virus but not showing any symptoms I suppose it is anyone's guess at the moment. Also, as Pete says, it would be helpful to know the location of the confirmed cases and deaths but I doubt that information will become public.
  9. I doubt there will be a stigma attached to you as a single mother in Istanbul, there are plenty of divorces in Turkey and therefore plenty of single mothers. I think your bigger problem will be your employment. Generally employers in Turkey are not allowed to hire a foreigner unless there is no Türk available or capable of doing the job so you are unlikely to get a job officially. I think this is why Ibrahim Abi asked if you had Turkish Citizenship. To work legally you will have to have a work permit which is obtained for you by your employer. If you accept work illegally you will not be able to pay into the social care system and therefore will have no right to make pension payments, healthcare payments or work related health insurance. You will be outside the protection of employment laws and at the mercy of your employer if anything goes wrong. We have articles to guide you about working in Turkey, you will find them here. Good luck with your endeavour, if you have any more questions don't hesitate to ask.
  10. Hi tequelinka, Meral and I have been involved with this forum for quite a few years, we have never actually met each other but along with a couple of other people we have been trying to help people here for at least ten or twelve years and we have seen a lot of young women in your position. We know that love is a strong emotion and we know that it is sometimes very hard to believe things like this can happen to you but they do. There are too many stories of women being blinded by love and who think that they will be able to change the man they love when in fact they can't. Then we see the result of this when they ask us for help to get divorced and take their children home. We always try to get them to open their eyes and see what they are walking into and usually we fail. There are lots of stories like yours in our marriage forums, occasionally we have even got to meet these girls and they have told us they wish they had listened to us. You have already told us that you don't think you will be able to change your fiance, well please read through some of the other posts in our marriage forum or more importantly our dating and romantic relations forum. You will find all the heartbreaking stories there. The bottom line question you have to ask yourself is: Would I put up with this from a Christian European guy? I suspect that your answer would be no. Then why should you put up with it from a Turkish muslim guy? He might have a nice tan and be handsome but if he is going to be like this to you now what is going to happen ten years from now when he is fat and still wants to go out with his men friends and leave you at home with two or three kids?
  11. It does get hot in Antalya, 40 C is quite common during the months you will be here but as long as you are sensible about the duration of your exposure to direct sunshine you should be able to cope. Essential items are a wide brim hat, a light wrap that can cover your shoulders when walking around if you're not wearing long sleeves and of course plenty of sunscreen and water. I think it gets hotter in Texas so if you imagine that you're packing to go there you should be well prepared. Tattoos have become much more acceptable in recent years. Sorry I can't help with the expat scene as I don't go to Antalya city very often.
  12. The Turkish Ministry of Health have confirmed that passengers without Turkish residency permits will not be permitted to enter Turkey within 14 days of a visit to China, South Korea, Iran, Iraq or Italy. If a passenger has a residency permit, they may be allowed to enter Turkey but they will be tested on arrival for COVID-19. A positive test will lead to the passenger going straight to the quarantine facility. A negative test will lead to mobility restrictions – either self-isolation or full quarantine for 14 days. You should carry additional supplies of necessary medication in carry-on luggage.
  13. Hi Matrix, welcomed to Turkey Central. I live in one of the small villages near Kaş. If you definitely want a site with 24-7 security and a big pool forget Kaş and Koyceğiz, there are none. Coupled with the fact that they are extremely quiet in the winter you are probably better off looking elsewhere.
  14. Use the Nufus address Polly, that will be the one on the computer system that is linked to a lot of departments. You can get a print out of your address from the Nufus office too, also available on the E-Devlet site.
  15. Hello Khaled, welcome to Turkey Central. I haven't been able to check but I am sure that being a company owner or partner would be acceptable, particularly if you have Turkish employees. Be sure to take all the company details with you when you go to the interview.
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