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    If you want unconditional love get a dog.
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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. Hello Farah, welcome to Turkey Central. Thank you for your post, you are obviously have a tough time wondering what to do about your situation with the Turkish guy you are corresponding with. Sometimes men from other countries will try to get money from European or Western women and sometimes they will try to get a visa to enter the country. The first thing you should realise is that you will not be in love with each other until you have met face to face and have known each other for a while. All you have at the moment is a Pen Pal, nothing more. Before you make any commitment t
  2. The full guide to changing your registered address is here
  3. Essentially yes. However: You don't have to wait until the conclusion of the Residence Permit before you buy a property though, you can buy one before that if you want to. And You would be advised to submit your Citizenship application while having at least a year's validity remaining on your Residence Permit, the Citizenship application can take a long time.
  4. You can apply for a Residence Permit while staying in rented accommodation and you can apply any time during your tourist visa validity but it is advisable to apply sooner rather than later. You can still have a Touristic Residence Permit while owning a property but if you want to apply for Citizenship a Real Estate Residence Permit is preferable. It is advisable to rent for a year or two before buying, you will then have time to learn the system and look for a place that suits you, there are many pitfalls that you will avoid like this.
  5. If you pay two monthly bills by direct debit (otomatik ödeme) then Yapı Kredi don't charge you to maintain a current (checking) account.
  6. I infer from your post that you will be staying in Ankara for a limited period of time and won't be applying for a residence permit. If I am correct then your best choice would be to have the letters sent to one of the hotels you will be staying in. Like Ken above I too have a Post Office box but you need to have a Residence Permit before you can apply for one.
  7. Hi Vu8, welcome to Turkey Central. I have sold two houses in Turkey, both a few years ago now. The Estate agent who was advertising the first property for me guided the buyer through the process and we both signed the contracts at his office, he then came with us to the TAPU (Title Deed) office where we signed over the property and he received his new TAPU. After that we went back to the Estate Agent's office and I received a large bundle of English Pounds. With the second property the buyer and I were friends so we went to the TAPU office, signed over the property then sat in a conv
  8. That probably should be posted prominently on every government building, school, hospital and every bridge over every road in Turkey.
  9. Sorry I have no idea of the answer to your question, I just wanted to wish you the best of luck with your project, hope it's very successful.
  10. Meral I wouldn't be at all surprised if he made it up, in my village it seems to be the normal thing to do if you don't know the correct word, or reverse the vowels
  11. Uskur is a ships propellor or screw, çift uskur is twin screw. Haven't got any closer yet but I will. Edit; also found uçkur - waistband or belt. I asked a retired Turkish schoolteacher of both Turkish and English from Ankara and she'd never heard of oşkur.
  12. I would recommend you to read a lot of the other posts in the Doing Business section. There are pitfalls and problems that you can avoid.
  13. You're being taken for a ride. No it is not a Turkish custom. Edit: Not only is it not common practice but you won't be legally married, don't do it.
  14. What was a busy main road past Konyaaltı Beach has now had a traffic calming upgrade and crossing the road is much much easier and safer than it was previously, lots of trees, traffic lights, car parks etc all over what was the main road so absolutely no problem to walk along there and cross the road.
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