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  1. IbrahimAbi

    Intravenious antibiotics

    I cannot even inject my dog, never mind the missus.
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    Yes, take your passport to an authorised translator and then to the noter (should be one that the translator has links with). You will need this translated copy for many things in Turkey. It will be valid as long as you passport is.
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    Villa in the sun?

    I would be very wary of buying in TRNC. The land issue is very complex (possible pre 1974 Greek owners/ exchange land etc) and I know of several people who have been ripped off by dodgy developers. One of my friends never got his house connected to electricity at normal rates because the developers had not paid their taxes. Buying in Turkey has its risks but, to my mind, TRNC is far more risky.
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    Foreigner wanting to live in Turkey

    You cannot apply to be a Turkish citizen until after you have resided in Turkey for 5 years.
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    Foreigner wanting to live in Turkey

    You would need to study at a private University that teaches in English if you are to come to Turkey. this will obviously be expensive. as a first step I would research the universities that teach (probably International law) in English. Try Bilkent University in Ankara
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    Villa in the sun?

    There is a good reason for the fall in the Turkish Lira, and the same reason could also be a reason not to buy in Turkey at the moment. Why not come here, rent a property, see if you like living here, or the area that you have chosen, and then make an informed decision on whether to buy at a later stage?
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    Wrong calculation?

    Thanks Ken, I have been trying to get my head round this for a while for a friend of mine.
  8. No, if you have a marriage certificate, then your wife has the right to live with you even if the rental contract is only in your name. You will get a letter from the nufus office (Ilçe Nüfus Müdürlüğü) to state that you are both registered at the same address (yerleşim yeri ve diğer adres belgesi), one in each name and in each folder a copy of the rental contract. Take the original too. the letter from the Nufus office is free of charge and should take about 10 minutes.
  9. Hi Sun, welcome to the Forum. You do need to make two separate applications. For rental contract etc you will a copy for each of you. They may agree to see you both at the same time, it depends how must they are and which part of Turkey you are in. We did not have to provide birth certificates. If your health insurance is with the SGK your wife will be covered as a dependent (if under 65). If you have separate bank accounts then you must prove sufficient funds in each or that you have a joint bank account in both names. Your marriage certificate should translated and be notarised if not Turkish. Good luck
  10. I have read that foreigners do not need a residency permit to purchase property, but do foreigners need a residence permit to sell property or transfer the title deed after the death of the title deed holder?
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    Earthquake Risk

    Some areas of Istanbul eg Zekeriyaköy in Sarıyer are supposed to be safer than others (but for this reason they are very expensive).
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    We also received a residency card from the postman on behalf of a friend, but he had previously handed over several speeding tickets for her at the same address. I think it depends on the postie and other local factors.
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    Living in Turkey

    You can travel as you like on a residence permit, but there used to be a rule about it being cancelled if you were out for longer than 6 months in one continuous period.
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    Living in Turkey

    I would look at this site. https://www.sahibinden.com/en/for-rent-flat But you need to filter by city of the left. personally I would look at Izmir or Antalya. I lived in Izmir for 4 years and Istanbul for 3. Izmir has everything but you can get out of the city easily, I once spent 5 hours travelling 3km trying to leave Istanbul on Bayram
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    Living in Turkey

    Hi Liz, welcome to the Forum. First of all the salary that you mention is fine, you can get along well on about $7-800 dollars per month (US). To have the activities you want you probably need to be in a City, (also most reliable internet in cities), but they are not quiet. there are question that need to be considered, like are you intending to learn Turkish? You can really only attend classes in a large town, and smaller towns will only have a handful of people who speak English. Personally I think Uber is on its way out of turkey, the president has declared it , so it still operates in only a few cities . Certainly rent for a while before buying. Buying is fraught with danger and you may not like the area that you first choose.