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  1. Its very sad that you had a bad experience Jennie.but not all Turkish men are the same, Whenever a man or woman from a more developed country i.e USA, UK, Australia EU countries etc enters into a long term relationship or marries a person from a poorer country they take a very big chance. Marriages where the woman is older than the man are quite common and are far more likely to end in tears I have heard many stories like yours not only about Turks but about lots of different nationalities , Tunisians, Jamaicans, Nigerians, Haitians, Pakistani's, the list is long. Most of these countries h
  2. Your husband cannot make the settlement application until he has the original ESOL certificate showing he has passed the test. When you complete the online application form you will be directed to a new page where you will choose the date you wish to attend the appointment at Ankara. https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa Hope that helps.
  3. You can apply to change both first names and surname. for example Mehmet Esayan can be changed to David Smith Where a father refuses to give his consent for the child name change, the mother will need to apply to the courts for permission to change the child’s name. A court will give its permission when it believes that changing the child’s name is in the child’s best interests. Exemption from military service in a foreign country where they cannot speak the language or be kidnapped because they have Turkish names should be good enough reason. A court's decision will be based on factors l
  4. Hi Fairydust and welcome. I will try to answer your questions in the order they are written. Firstly you need to contact the Child Support Agency and give them as much information as possible. You don't need his home address to apply here is the CSA site on how to apply https://www.gov.uk/child-maintenance/how-to-apply I am not sure what you mean when you say your daughter has a British passport that states she has dual citizenship. As an immigration lawyer I see people who are dual citizens all the time and I have never seen a British passport that states"Dual National" How does your daug
  5. Here is link to route planning in Istanbul http://www.turkeycentral.com/topic/17321-istanbul-route-planning/#entry84135 Langenscheidt dictionaries are still the best,I have a yellow pocket dictionary that is dog eared from years of use This site is really good for Turkish idioms http://tureng.com/search/fed%20up Finally, check out the the Turkish Cultural Foundation website http://www.turkishculture.org/ it has a wealth of information on all things Turkish. Finally ordinary guidebooks can be purchased all over Istanbul in many different languages.
  6. Hi Vaggelis and welcome to the forum Its very confusing and upsetting when someone does not return your feelings. Unfortunately this young woman does not want a committed relationship with you in fact she is not interested in seeing you and you really have to let go. In this day and age women can take their pleasure and walk away without commitment. You had a nice time together but thats all it was. I don't think she is playing hard to get I really think she does not want to be with you. Please accept this and stop contacting her . Its an old saying but its true...there are plenty more
  7. This is the new website for the British mission in Turkey https://www.gov.uk/world/turkey the site is now generic and you need to search for the services you require. The British Embassy site is here https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-ankara#our-services
  8. I have travelled on the fast ferry to Bandirma we were travelling to Erdek. I have also travelled to the Princes Islands . I prefer to be on deck or on aisle seat I hate being stuck inside I am the same on an airplane if I am travelling alone. Here is lots of information about the ferries. http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/trans/Ship/ist_bandirma_fy.html http://www.istanbultrails.com/2009/08/getting-around-in-istanbul-by-ferry-or-sea-bus/ and finally the IDO Ferries website which is in English http://www.ido.com.tr/en Bon Voyage
  9. Guzel, it makes no difference where you married if you are living in the UK you need to divorce in the UK as well as proceeding with the residence of your child. This statement:- The Petitioner is domiciled and habitually resident in England and Wales and has resided there for at least six months immediately prior to the petition. applies to you when you submit. a divorce petition. Domicile means the country which is your permanent home and habitually resident is the country where you live for settled purposes. Your husband needs the Turkish divorce as he will not be able to remarry in Tu
  10. CB24, you are entitled to a British divorce as you have been married for one year. I am assuming there are no children and if so, your divorce should be straightforward. You do not have to return to Turkey. Once you are divorced in the UK you can send the British Decree Absolute to your husband in Turkey. He can then open a divorce recognition case in Turkish Courts if he wants to. Then, the Turkish court will write to you in the UK .to confirm you want the British divorce recognised in Turkey. This part is up to him and is much quicker an easier than a full on Turkish divorce. Good luck
  11. Hi Guzel and welcome. I can see you are very confused. So let me try to explain this. As you and your child are now in the UK and you are both British citizens, your case will be determined under British law. If there had been any problem about bringing your child to the UK you would presumably have been stopped at the Turkish airport from where you departed. As your husband is not in the UK he will have no say whatsoever in any proceedings in a UK court of law unless he hires a UK lawyer to act on his behalf. This I assume is highly unlikely as it will be very expensive. A Residence
  12. Welcome Dora, All I can suggest is that you contact the Ankara and Istanbul Chambers of Commerce http://www.atoankaraexport.org/ and http://www.icvb.org/default.asp
  13. I cannot help you personally but there is a lot of information on this subject already on the forum so have a look here:- http://www.turkeycentral.com/topic/3815-import-a-car-into-turkey/ this thread starts in 2008 and comes right up to date in 2013 also http://www.turing.org.tr/eng/mavikarne.asp and finally all of this http://www.turkeycentral.com/forum/107-customs-importing-and-shipping-items-or-cars-to-turkey/ I do hope that helps, if not please ask for more help as I am sure someone will know
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