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  1. Yes you have reset your 8 years. Now your 8 years starts from the day you got your current RP. You should apply for 2yr RPs from now on and not be out of the country for long. Check the length of time you can be out of the country and not classed as an interruption.
  2. Sorry to hear about your mail problem Adrianus. If you live in a small village the local post office will probably not deliver to you. The best thing you can do is ask at the post office for a Post Office Box (Posta Kutusu). You will have to pay for it of course but they are cheap, you will then have a regular service and you will have to check the box to see what is there on a regular basis. Before I had a post office box I used to have to check at the local mosque where the incoming mail was thrown on the floor by the door.
  3. It's probably a word only used in Cyprus and maybe only in a very small area. there are many different dialects in Turkey too, when people from Ankara or Istanbul come to the village I live in they can hardly understand the local villagers. In England people in Devon or Cornwall can hardly understand the people from the north east, each region has it's own way of speaking and it's own words even though they would all say they are speaking the same language.
  4. Paypal does not allow accounts Turkey. I don't know about Payoneer.
  5. Depends how important to you the various criteria are. Nobody else can answer that for you, it's your money and your decision.
  6. 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 to meet this guy I would suggest that you read through a lot of the posts in the Dating and Romantic Relations forum, there you will find a lot of posts from women in exactly your situation and unfortunately a lot that ended badly. Clearly you miss having a man in your life but you should be very careful about finding another.
  7. The full guide to changing your registered address is here
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. If you pay two monthly bills by direct debit (otomatik ödeme) then Yapı Kredi don't charge you to maintain a current (checking) account.
  11. 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.
  12. 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 convenient wifi cafe outside the office while she used her laptop computer to transfer the money into my account, again the transaction was in English pounds. Things have been changing in Turkey with a lot more online banking and online government services available now so I'm not up to date on everything. Goreme says she hasn't seen any buyers agents and neither have I down here on the Mediterranean coast. It is possible to buy a house here direct from the owner but there are some formalities to observe so you would be advised to engage a Lawyer or Estate Agent to act for you to make sure there are no outstanding debts on the property and the military clearance for foreigners is carried out.
  13. That probably should be posted prominently on every government building, school, hospital and every bridge over every road in Turkey.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. I expect you can access this THY website from there Ken but just in case here's the link HES Code information I've heard that for international arrivals, even those with onward domestic flights, do not need the HES code.
  21. Hi Dona. I paid online last year and I used the link from the application site if I remember correctly, can't be absolutely sure where the link was but I think it was on the last page. It worked fine for me. Could you say exactly what is not clear to you, that would help us understand the problem.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
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