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Everything posted by Cukurbagli

  1. Hi Omer, according to THY, International flights will resume on 10 June and Domestic flights on 4 June. Quarantine rules may apply for passengers travelling from certain countries.
  2. Well done Pete, hope you enjoy living in Antalya. No doubt when Ken gets back he will get together with you. Güle güle otursunuz as they say.
  3. Hello Sokoya, welcome to Turkey Central. I don't have any idea about enrolling your daughter in a school either but we have some members here who do so your question should be answered soon. I would say that most of your Nigerian friends are wrong, from what everyone here says children learn Turkish (or any new language) very quickly so I wouldn't worry about that.
  4. According to the Turkish Government Q&A page " Question: After I had stayed with my private vehicle for 730 days in Turkey, I re-exported my vehicle. Without staying abroad for a while, can I enter Turkey with another vehicle registered to my name? Answer: You have to stay abroad for 185 days. It is not possible for you to bring your vehicle again without staying abroad for 185 days even if it is another vehicle. HERE is a link to that page. In your case you can substitute "scrapped" for "re-exported"
  5. All foreigners with a Residence Permit who have a vehicle have a plate with the middle letters beginning with M eg. 07 MA 456. The first two digits correspond to the Province that you live in. I live in Antalya Province so mine are 07, Istanbul is 34, Ankara 06, Mugla 48, etc etc. The second two digits are M for Misafir (Visitor) and another digit that "should" correspond to the year the vehicle was first registered, but not always. The third digits are just the next unassigned number in the series. You will also see on the roads some vehicles with a three digit middle section starting with M, these are just normal Turkish plates. Bargain with the dealers, more than 300 is too much. If they won't come down on the price walk away, you won't get beyond the forecourt. Police have blue plates, Miilitary have just a long number, Belediye vehicles have a black plate, diplomatic have a green plate (Corps Diplomatique and Corps Commerciale).
  6. Including translator costs (variable) reckon somewhere between 150 and 200 lira. If transferring from Turk owner to Foreigner (or vice versa) there is also the cost of a new registration plate, usually less than 50 lira . Immediately upon transfer you should also get insurance, the old routine of the previous owner's insurance covering you for a couple of weeks finished last year.
  7. Hi VincentC, sorry to hear about your situation, if you are a British citizen you should ring the British Consulate Contact Centre on 0212 334 6400. If you are not British you should contact the Consulate applicable to your own Nationality. Hope you can find some help.
  8. Hi Mirolol, welcome to Turkey Central. I can't help with your first question but I will ask a Turkish friend. I found the series with English subtitles HERE
  9. Hi Tez, welcome to Turkey Central. I copied this from a WhatsApp message sent to me a few days ago. It was in reference to moving from one apartment in Izmir to another apartment in Izmir. It may help you, I don't know how, or who you should contact but it looks to me as though you have been caught by the introduction of the movement regulations. I have sent a message to the sender to have a look at your question and see if he can help. "If we decide we still want to move in May, we will have to get permission from the provincial office of the governor and the police will have to move us which also means we would have to get permission to have help moving all our boxes of stuff."
  10. 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
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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?
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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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