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angelaturkey last won the day on May 9

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About angelaturkey

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    Side, Turkey + Surrey, England
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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

    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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. angelaturkey

    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
  11. We had a very unfortunate incident yesterday at my complex of Mirage Residence. The local black and white cat jumped into the electricity box and frazzled herself to death, at the same time knocking out all the electricity on the site. The cat was taken away - luckily I did not see it myself but my next door neighbours from Norway did and they said it was not a pretty sight - and we were without electricity or computers because of course they use a Modem - for 6 hours. We had to get the Electricity Board to come in as our electrician was not allowed to touch the official electric box. He came as well and between them, we finally had the electric back on. I did not realise just how much I rely on electricity, especially for use of my laptop, but am fully aware now and so glad to be able to switch the lights on and have a cuppa from my electric kettle! x Angela in Side x
  12. It's difficult to get you a quote without knowing the dimensions of the package of 40 kgs of clothes and not knowing your UK post code, nor your Turkey one. As an example though, if you were to send 40 kgs from Surrey in England to Side in Turkey with express delivery of between 2 and 4 days, the cost would be £136.92 = https://parcelcompare.com/shipment/quote?Q=207,kt14 6bw,202,70030,1,40,75,50,50,postcode,cms,kgs,N,postcode,,,1&p=&s= That would be for just the one parcel of 40 kgs of clothing etc with dimensions as follows ... 75 cms long x 50 cms wide x 50 cms in height ... It was not as expensive as I would have anticipated it to be... don't you agree? x Angela in Side x
  13. Well, Miss Norway, you either go for it or you don't? Your choice but if you don't contact this guy he will wonder why and that would be bad, wouldn't it? The past is the past and what you did 2 years ago really does not matter at all today. Send him a friendly email. Nothing too serious. Just ask how he is, what he is up to, if he is enjoying his life, what he does day-to-day and include what you do and what you like and do not like as well. That would be ok for a start... why not? With an email like that one, he will not think you are a bit strange, just a nice friendly girl who wants to hear from him... you do, don't you? Contact some other Norwegians, like yourself, but who are already living and working in Turkey. Look at these links to help you to do that ... https://www.internations.org/turkey-expats/norwegians - and - http://expatwomeninturkey.com/a-norwegian-expat-married-to-a-turkish-man-about-her-expat-life-in-alanya - and - http://www.expatexchange.com/ctryguide/4153/110/Turkey/Expat-Turkey-10-Tips-for-Living-in-Turkey If you want to stay more than 90 days in Turkey you must get a Residency Permit and Turkish Health Insurance ... see here ... https://yellali.com/advice/category/40/visas-permits-passports - and - https://yellali.com/advice/category/102/health-insurance-for-foreigners-in-turkey - and - https://yellali.com/advice/category/38/moving-to-turkey - and - https://yellali.com/advice/category/39/working-in-turkey - and renting accommodation in Turkey ... https://yellali.com/advice/question/399/rental-accommodation-in-turkey-turkish-to-english-rental-vocabulary - and here are some properties you might like to rent in Side, Turkey (which is where I live now) ... https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/VacationRentals-g297968-Reviews-Side_Manavgat_Turkish_Mediterranean_Coast-Vacation_Rentals.html You have not told us which town in Turkey this guy is in that you met? x Angela x
  14. I really do not understand you! Why are you so reluctant to tell us which country you are from? What have you got to hide? This is an Open Forum where we are honest with one another and you do not seem to be an honest person to me, not at all. And why is it a problem for you that this guy is religious? Surely that is a good thing not a bad thing? It shows that he thinks deeply and has principles and knows right from wrong. And why on earth do you think that any children he might have would belong to him only, the father? Turkey is a progressive country and the parents always have an equal share of the children. Surely you know that? You have visited Turkey 3 times you said. I have lived in Side, Turkey for 12 years but this was apparent to me after being here only about one month. Why don't you ask him how he likes to spend his spare time? What hobbies does he have? What countries has he visited? Which was his favourite one? Does he have a girlfriend? Yes, do ask these questions and it will help you understand this guy better. Who in his family is he closest to? Who does he travel with normally? Who is his best friend and why? How long has he known him/her? These are all normal questions to try and get to know somebody, so try it out ... what have you got to lose? x Angela x
  15. OnlyMe - You have not told us which Western European country you are from ... is it Spain, Portugal or Andorra? Why don't you stay in Turkey for a longer period of time? That way you would be sure whether there is any future with this guy or not. Take a course in the Turkish language to start with and find a nice place to live that you will enjoy. Somewhere near this man perhaps? You must not go to stay in Turkey just for him but for yourself and your pleasure. I have visited 135 countries and truly believe Turkey to be the very best one... not just for the wonderful sunny climate but the people are warm and friendly, the fruit and vegetables are so very fresh and tasty, travelling around Turkey is very cheap and the costs of accommodation is cheaper than most other countries in the world. Give it a go! You are 26 years old and have your life before you... go and live it .... You can learn to speak Turkish on-line with one of these websites and some are free ... (1) https://www.babbel.com/learn-turkish-online - and - (2) https://www.busuu.com/en/p/turkish/?b_source=adwords&b_campaign=row_en_web_learn_turkish_bmm&b_group=row_en_web_learn_turkish_free_bmm&b_subnetwork=sn&b_term=%2Blearn %2Bturkish %2Bonline&b_placement=&utm_nooverride=1&gclid=CjwKCAjw4sLVBRAlEiwASblR-6ordqNijVX-ra-b1QpWDesPy_1geJQyOvpVTC7qEgEyF0IAAeEZJRoCoUIQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds - and - (3) https://preply.com/en/skype/turkish-tutors?sort=no&CoB=ES&s=turkish&cf=1.00 - and - (4) https://www.fluentin3months.com/turkish/ And why not contact some other Spanish people who now live in Turkey? Look at these links ...(1) https://www.internations.org/turkey-expats/spanish - and - (2) http://www.expat.com/en/network/spanish/in/13044-istanbul/ - and - (3) http://www.expatexchange.com/ctryguide/4153/110/Turkey/Expat-Turkey-10-Tips-for-Living-in-Turkey And to live in Turkey you will need to get Turkish Health Insurance and not from any other country, and a Residency Permit ... look here ... (1) https://yellali.com/advice/category/102/health-insurance-for-foreigners-in-turkey - and - (2) https://yellali.com/advice/category/12/living-retiring-in-turkey - and - (3) https://yellali.com/advice/category/40/visas-permits-passports - and - (4) https://yellali.com/advice/category/39/working-in-turkey - and - (5) https://yellali.com/advice/category/31/renting-property-in-turkey Good luck and God bless you, Angela in Side, Turkey x