angelaturkey

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    Sunbathing, swimming, white water rafting, eating out, drinking out, friends, family, my 3 yr old nephew Max and his dinosaurs, my USA friends, my Turkish friends, my UK friends, travelling, sightseeing, ballet, opera, Turkish pop concerts, local life in Turkey, nature and scenic views.

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  1. angelaturkey

    To be raised in Turkey.

    OnlyMe is from NORWAY ... look at the picture of the Norwegian Flag on her page ... and she was in love with a Turkish guy ... lots about it on this Forum ... x Angela x
  2. angelaturkey

    Trying to locate a friend - Dave Martin

    Ah thanks Diane ... what a sweety you are with such nice comments to me ... much appreciated. I own 3 x properties in Side (pronounced See-Day) and am in the process of buying a 4th, so you are more than welcome to come and stay for free for a week or two ... just pay say £100 for the 1 or 2 weeks which would cover the cost of the cleaning, laundry, electricity and water that you would use during that time ... I will be in Side from 5th September until 30th November this year ... one I live in, one I rent out, one I am selling for £40,000 including all the furniture, 2 bedrooms, 2 balconies, big communal swimming pool, on first floor level in a block of 6 although the complex has 86 apartments in total, and a 10 minute walk to the beach. This 4th one I'm buying has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, all furniture included, on 2 levels in a complex of just 4 apartments yet there is a swimming pool for just those 4 ... also a 10 minute walk to the beach and the cost is £65,000 which is what I paid for 2 of the other 3 that only have 2 bedrooms! Quite a bargain eh?! And here's an email I sent last week to a guy who was enquiring about buying my apartment at Green Apart complex in Side QUOTE Hello Cansu - I enjoyed our chat - - thank you for your enquiry about my property in Turkey. Here are a few pictures of it ... www.primelocation.com/overseas/details/43973941?search_identifier=b5e355186cb6b2b875b1e4ea162f7fe1#|GglrdRMJBTGYhem.97 And here are some photos of Side ... https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=photos+of+side+turkey&rlz=1C1QJDB_enGB745GB745&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwix9afRkvfbAhVEZFAKHZUZBsgQ7AkIQg&biw=1280&bih=918 And photos of Capadoccia, Turkey which you can do on a tour from Side (see below for SideDailyTours.com) ... https://www.google.co.uk/search?rlz=1C1QJDB_enGB745GB745&biw=1280&bih=918&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=ET41W-r2Io3WwAKeq4bgCA&q=photos+of+capadoccia+turkey&oq=photos+of+capadoccia+turkey&gs_l=img.3...3054.6749.0.7308.16.16.0.0.0.0.90.1127.15.15.0....0...1c.1.64.img..1.8.623...0j0i7i30k1j0i8i7i30k1.0.CSM2AChMpBA ... for 100 Euros or £88.44 .. it is a 3-day/2-night trip and is amazingly cheap when you consider the distances to be travelled, the fact that the 100 Euros covers the cost of the hotel with breakfast and dinner each day, and all the tours ... https://www.sidedailytours.com/en/tours/cultural-tours/cappadocia-tour- ... it goes twice each week - on Tuesdays and Fridays ... I will be back in Side from 5th September until 30th November. Of course you can view the property any time. I have friends in Side who have the keys but you would only be able to buy it when I am there ... please see above dates... Umut Pide is only a 5-minute walk from that property and it's mainly the local Turks who eat there because the food is very inexpensive yet very tasty. It is open 24 hours a day - all 7 days of the week ... here are some photos of Umut ... https://www.google.co.uk/maps/uv?hl=en&pb=!1s0x14c35971c393d273%3A0x893dd1faf3850175!2m22!2m2!1i80!2i80!3m1!2i20!16m16!1b1!2m2!1m1!1e1!2m2!1m1!1e3!2m2!1m1!1e5!2m2!1m1!1e4!2m2!1m1!1e6!3m1!7e115!4shttps%3A%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipNDOiHNl372jYZ5CmaQoTBotN-crIz5wpoqBb1K%3Dw213-h160-k-no!5sumut%20pide%20in%20side%20turkey%20-%20Google%20Search&imagekey=!1e10!2sAF1QipP-Cox0_6tWpaKW_bxj_VGKhwKgNyKgvhlbNCBb&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiQ-cqHhvfbAhVOKVAKHRrXAiUQoioIjwEwCg And here's the very best website for tours from Side ... you pay 10% when making the booking on-line and the remaining 90% on the day of the trip ... https://www.sidedailytours.com/en/ .. if you have not done it before, do try the white water rafting which is good for all ages and abilities ... see here ... https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=photos+of+rafting+in+koprulu+kanyon+turkey&rlz=1C1QJDB_enGB745GB745&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiqtPPKjvfbAhVFZFAKHaW6CxQQ7AkIRQ&biw=1280&bih=918 It only costs 30 Euros per person = £26.52 - and that includes lunch of trout or chicken but drinks are extra ... https://www.sidedailytours.com/en/tours/adventure-tours/raftingcanoe The best place to check for flights from Gatwick to Antalya I have found to be www.skyscanner.net - - for example, it would cost you £166 each return if you flew on Tuesday, 18th September until Friday, 5th October with Thomas Cook Airlines direct ... then you need a transfer from Antalya Airport to Side which costs £15 per person each way for one person or £25 each way for 2 people ... you will be offered free soft drinks and free WiFi for the 50-minute journey.... just email them when you know your flight times and dates with those and your full names etc to ... info@airporttransferside.com ...they will have a child's seat in the car/bus and can probably loan you a cot whilst you stay in Side as well ... just ask them when you have your dates fixed firmly please... OR also at £166 per person return, depart on Thursday, 27th September and go back to Gatwick on Friday, 5th October also with Thomas Cook Airlines direct flights that take about 4 hours each way Gatwick to Antalya. If you prefer to stay in Old Town Side in a lovely little bed and breakfast, look no further than Antonios Motel = £106 per person for 8 nights to coincide with the flights - i.e. IN 27th September and OUT 5th October ... https://uk.hotels.com/ho619591712/?q-check-out=2018-10-05&FPQ=1&q-check-in=2018-09-27&WOE=5&WOD=4&q-room-0-children=0&pa=1&tab=description&JHR=2&q-room-0-adults=2&YGF=14&MGT=7&ZSX=0&SYE=3 - - or the Beach House Hotel is also in the Old Town ... If I can help any further, please let me know. Kind regards, and God bless you, Angela x UNQUOTE
  3. angelaturkey

    Trying to locate a friend - Dave Martin

    You're welcome and I hope he contacts you sooner or later... I feel sure he will... there seems to be a good bond between the 2 of you... God bless you, Angela x
  4. angelaturkey

    Trying to locate a friend - Dave Martin

    Ah ha Diane! So ... There is a very famous poem by an anonymous writer who explains that different people come into our lives to serve different purposes. Many of us can meet people in our lives and we might not be aware of why they have arrived or left, and it could take us a while to realise this. People who have read this poem find it inspiring because it ultimately means that even if someone has left our life, it can have a positive influence in our lives and not one that is only negative. Below is the poem below. After you’ve read this, pick a few different people in your life and find out whether they are a Season, Reason or a Lifetime.
  5. angelaturkey

    Trying to locate a friend - Dave Martin

    Did you find him yet Diane? Was the information I gave you of any help? x Angela x
  6. angelaturkey

    Trying to locate a friend - Dave Martin

    I looked Dave Martin up on Google and this is what I found ... Project Director - ABB December 2015 – Present (2 years 7 months)St Neots Project Director: TANAP Pipeline Project Turkey: Scope includes Telecom, SCADA, Pipeline Monitoring System and Control Building. And this article was only a few days ago ... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-5835797/First-gas-arrives-Turkey-pipeline-Azerbaijan.html ... and these are the contact details for TANAP along with email addresses, so you could give that a go ... http://www.tanap.com/contact/addresses/ x Angela x
  7. angelaturkey

    Please help mee

    A similar question was asked on another Forum and this was the reply ... QUOTE: Hi, We had the same problem as foreigner living here, so you are not alone Our kid is going to primary school the second year, she passed her first year in our country home but for this year we decided to send her to Turkish school, based on advice I got if someone decides to stay for a long term in another country it is better to send kids to the same education system as locals go but not isolated. and you can continue teaching your native language (English in your case) at home--saman ... UNQUOTE Also this answer QUOTE ICCA has a joint English/Turkish curriculum. Ted Antalya College also seems to be in English and they have a Kindergarten/Primary school section too. These might be worth checking out when you arrive. UNQUOTE And the third and final answer is QUOTE An updated list of schools is ICCA Ted Antalya College Antalya Anadolu Lisesi Özel Antalya College Levent Aydin Anadolu Good luck UNQUOTE .... x Angela in Side x
  8. angelaturkey

    Academic jobs

    You did not reply to me ... are you Turkish or not? If not, you will have to get both a Residency Permit and a work permit to stay in Turkey and to work in Turkey. A total waste of time for you to look at buying property just now. x Angela in Side x
  9. angelaturkey

    Academic jobs

    Are you Turkish? If not, you will need to get a Residency Permit and also a Work Permit to work anywhere in Turkey. Look on this site for good information on how to go about that. There are 7 x international relations jobs in Istanbul on this website https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/istanbul-international-relations-jobs-SRCH_IL.0,8_IC3361434_KO9,32.htm as well as several political jobs https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/turkey-political-jobs-SRCH_IL.0,6_IN238_KO7,16.htm -and political science jobs in Istanbul too https://www.themuse.com/jobs/l-Istanbul,-Turkey+q-Political-Science-jobs -and several here too https://academicpositions.eu/find-jobs/?s=&regions[]=turkey -and some at Universities in Turkey https://www.universitypositions.eu/jobs/location/Turkey -and you can register your interest on this web page https://jobbatical.com/international-job-opportunities?gclid=Cj0KCQjw_ODWBRCTARIsAE2_EvVLgCT-0i7ixvtjLkXNZEdlJwByA8jv3PcO96ZpEUF_S7BkfViuUBMaAs9LEALw_wcB -and this website is quite an interesting one http://researchturkey.org/ -and academic jobs in Turkey are here https://www.globalacademyjobs.com/jobs-in-turkey Good luck and do let us know how you get on, won't you? x Angela in Side, Turkey x
  10. We choose not to have a car in Turkey ... I drove here once ... never again! The drivers around here are completely mad. They don't stop at red lights ever... a few weeks ago I saw a Turkish guy, middle-aged in a big 4 x 4 going around the big roundabout backwards! So, no driving for us two in Turkey thank you very much... Yes we know that Mike could have gone to a Greek island instead of the UK but he had a free place to stay at a friend's house near Gatwick and wanted to buy some English food to take back ... so the trip was not for nothing really, although of course he would have preferred just to have stayed in Side, if they would have allowed it ... I am going to Adrasan in the morning for 6 days with my Turkish dentist, Halile. The hotel we will stay in is called Paradise and only has 4 bedrooms, so with both of us staying, we take up 50% occupancy! It looks like a lovely place and is £30 per night each bed and breakfast ... see here ... https://www.google.com.tr/search?q=photos+of+paradise+hotel+in+adrasan+turkey&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiCyLng4sXaAhVBDywKHcsYC7sQ7AkISg&biw=1231&bih=677 Love from Angela x
  11. This has just reminded me of why I no longer have a Residency Permit and prefer to have an E-Visa as we now have 3 months in Turkey, 3 months in UK, 3 months in Turkey and 3 months in the UK. This is what happened to me ... I held a Residency Permit for 10 years, so I went to the government building to ask for a Forever RP which you get virtually for free after the 10 years is up. They looked on their computer and said NO! I asked ... Why not? ... and was told that I had been out of the country TWO DAYS TOO MUCH IN 10 YEARS!!!!! I cannot tell you what words I used but they were not nice. Why could they not overlook the 2 days in 10 years of a Residency Permit? I vowed there and then ... Never again! ... and so it was. My partner Mike also had a Residency Permit - not for 10 years as I did but that is not the point of this happening ... we flew from Gatwick to Antalya together, both holding RPs as well as E-Visas ... just in case ... our dates of RP were different. Apparently I was OK because my RP was expiring shortly after we landed at Antalya and then the E-Visa would kick in. Mike's was another story altogether. He was told that as he came into Turkey on an RP that is valid, he must go out of Turkey on that same RP and could not use his E-Visa that he held in his hand as the extension. Therefore, he was told that after only being in Turkey for one week this time, he must go out FOR ONE DAY AT LEAST !!! And so he did. He had the expense and the annoyance of having to fly to the UK for 1 day or more. He went for 4 days not 1, just because the flight costs were better then. Totally unnecessary and another of the Turkish Government's bits of nonsense. Hence, neither of us ever wants an RP again. We have a house in Cardiff in any case and the 3 months in each country back and forth throughout the year suits us both well. But if we did not own a property back home, what would we do? Words fail me ...
  12. angelaturkey

    George in Alanya Prison

    Does anybody here have the correct address for the Closed Prison in Alanya please ... so I can reply to George who has sent me 4 letters in total ... thanks in advance for any help you may be able to give me ... I did have it but have lost it now ... thanks again... x Angela in Side x
  13. angelaturkey

    George in Alanya Prison

    Yes Ibrahim Abi ... my thoughts exactly ... but I do wonder what on earth George was thinking? I will write to him again later on this week if I get a chance but I am off to Adrasan on Fri
  14. angelaturkey

    George in Alanya Prison

    Yes Ibrahim Abi ... my thoughts exactly ... but I do wonder what on earth George was thinking? I will write to him again later on this week if I get a chance but I am off to Adrasan on Friday morning for a week... x Angela in Side x
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    George in Alanya Prison

    Not such good news unfortunately ... George is in fact still in Alanya Close Prison ... for a total of 5 years ... I cannot seem to find out why they extended his stay there, or indeed why they chose to put him in the Close Prison instead of the Open Prison in Alanya. George has written to me 4 x times to date and all very positive. He says the food there is very good and so is the extensive library. He tends to love reading and is doing so for 8 to 10 hours each day now. It took 6 months for him to get my first letter to him in prison because they had to hire a translator as, of course, I wrote it in English ... so he has replied to me in Turkish and has asked that I do so in future also ... which I have done and then he gets the letters immediately. Never thought about this before he mentioned it but it does make sense I guess. Why they decided to put him in the Close Prison and not the Open Prison is anyone's guess. But if he is a "Good Boy" then he will be transferred to the Open Prison in any case. There are no time restraints on this transfer ... just wait and see ... x Angela in Side x