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  1. Abdelsh1

    Move to Istanbul next moth

    Hi, After 19 years full of hard work in multinational companies I decided to move to Istanbul next month to start my own business, I’ll leave my country, family and friends, I’m a little bit nervous where this is a big challenge for me since I’m 40 years old and looking for stability. I need to start a new life in Istanbul, looking for friends, relationship and a good life. appreciate your advice, support and hep. Regards
  2. Quizmaster

    Istanbul Quiz

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    Once called Byzantion, then Constantinople, then Istanbul, it's one of the most fascinating cities on earth. This quiz is about Istanbul's places, culture, and history. You must be a member to take this quiz, since the scores are ranked by member name. Join us! Share this quiz with your friends on Facebook or other social sites by clicking on one of the share at the bottom of this page!
  3. Hi there, I am in an odd and uncomfortable situation and I need some advice. My wife of 17 years and I are having great difficulty, and she is considering abandoning me and our son (he's 34, from her first marriage, and lives with us, and we get along fine). We were legally married in Istanbul. We still all live in California for now. She is making threats against my assets, saying things like Divorcing, but also saying she would just leave and deny Divorce, but still would get half of all my assets. It's unclear what she actually wants as she doesn't really know herself and we both get very emotional when the topic comes up. I still love her dearly and am very distressed about her unhappiness, and am more than willing to try anything to make her happy, so of course I don't want a Divorce. Background - she is still grieving over the recent loss of both parents due to natural causes, and very distressed over the lack of emotional support from my own family. In fact, I am happy to give her *some* money, on the order of maybe $50000 USD, much less than she has in mind, if she actually manages to force a Divorce with me. But I have no idea how she could actually sit down with me and negotiate this number, as she is way too emotional and gets agitated whenever the topic comes up. Again, I really want to Reconcile. My question, in general, is, how much power does she have in this situation? What could she possibly have Turkish Lawyers do to me? Can she actually force a Divorce with me, from Istanbul? Does she have legal claim on my assets? A lot of my assets I accrued before we were Married. Thanks for any input /advice.
  4. Ideal Salam

    Ideal Salam Pork Shop, Istanbul

    Butchers and sellers of gammon pork, bacon, pork chops, pork ribs, sausage, salami, and trotters. If you need a special cut of pork, they can do that, too. They also have a varied selection of imported cheeses, meat sauces and spices. Ideal Salam can be difficult to find, since it's on a side street (Katmerli Sokak) off of Irmak Caddesi. Look for red signs which read "Ideal Salam Kozmaoğlu" and follow them to the shop.
  5. The Istanbul DGMM, also called the foreigners' bureau, is where you apply for your residence permit. It is located within the Emniyet Müdürlüğü, or Security Directorate, next to the Emniyet-Fatih metro stop. It is open from 7:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, and from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Residence Permit Applications are Now Handled Online You must submit an application for your Turkey residence permit online. If it is the first time you are applying, you will have to go in person to the Istanbul DGMM office to take the required documents to them. Their online system will generate an appointment date and time for you. If you are renewing your residence permit, you can submit your renewal form online, then mail the accompanying documents to the Istanbul DGMM. The website for submitting your residence permit application is here: Residence Permit Application Website Click the English option at the upper right, then click the "Residence" button at the bottom of the page. More Information About Residence Permits in Turkey Here is a collection of articles about the different types of residence permits you can get in Turkey, with instructions on how to get one, and the documentation you will need. Turkey Residence Permits Residence Permit Community Forum If you still have any questions, visit our Turkey Residence Permit forums. Browse the forums first to see if your questions have already been answered. If not, you can open a topic. We have many foreign residents of Turkey who have been through the process already, and who can help you through the process. Residence Permit Support Forum İzmir Valiliği
  6. We are looking for an exciting guide to show us around Istanbul for a BBC show! You do not need experience as a tour guide but will need to have good English and be able to show us parts of the city that will awaken the senses. We want to experience the weird and wonderful side of Istanbul – nothing is out of bounds!! Please get in touch with if you are interested, or if you know anyone that would fit the bill! I look forward to hearing from you! Freddie
  7. mrs

    Rüstem Paşa Camii

    Oh man, today I went with a friend to the Rüstem Paşa Camii, and I was so amazed! I've seen Agia Sophia and honestly it didn't seem that amazing to me, maybe it was the construction. But this place was so peaceful and incredibly beautiful! If you ever have the chance to go, you definitely should! It's lovely beyond compare! And so tiny and spiritual. You can just sit in there and breath. I think maybe this has made me want to see more Camii. I saw Eyüp Sultan Camii when I first got to Turkey on a school trip and it wasn't all that incredibly either, there were so many tourists, but now maybe I will go hunting for these little mosques because they're just so wonderful! I've included some pictures to inspire anyone reading this to go see for themselves!
  8. My parents bought a place in Istanbul a couple of years ago, but its an older place built around 40 years ago. I know that newer builds have to live up to certain standards but I was wondering if there are any required checks which need to be done on older properties?
  9. Don't forget Istanbul," a project which aims to promote and protect Istanbul's history, historical figures, places and works has been completed by Istanbul Şehir University. The project, which was initiated in 2015 to promote Istanbul's cultural and historical values, protect its heritage and make the documentation of such information accessible to the public has now been completely digitalized, according to a statement by the Touring and Automobile Club of Turkey (TTOK). As part of the online project, Istanbul Şehir University has digitized more than 10,000 documents. Around 1,000 documents were uploaded on the site and paired with their relevant locations on the map of Istanbul for the first phase of the project. Users can now access these documents via their computers, mobile phones or tablets, the university said. "This project is very special as regards to the digital work and resources it provides," Peyami Çelikcan, the rector of Istanbul Şehir University, said. "We had previously digitized our rich Istanbul archives, but this time we also shared these materials in an effort to set an example to all libraries, and invite them to participate in such developments in the world," he added. The "Don't forget Istanbul" project can be accessed via and is now also available as a mobile app on iOS and Android devices. Source: Daily Sabah
  10. Hello all, Does anybody have any info. about the Tuzla neighborhood? My specific question is about the average rent in that area? I have been told that many people specially the married ones rent a house in viaport. Also, the orhanli was suggested. Let me tell the details. I will be studying in Sabanci and my wife in Ozyegin! Is anybody familiar with that area? Where should I rent a house? You know, it is important for me and my wife to have a convenient access to our universities. Furthermore, are there any hostels in that area that we could stay until renting a house? Anybody has any idea? Also, where is the GOC dairesi? Thaaaaanks
  11. Traffic is the biggest problem in Turkey, especially in İstanbul. People have a hard time because of the traffic problems in İstanbul. İstanbul has many traffic problems such as, not subway, uneducated drivers, unplanned roads and many cars. Moreover, government know that, These problems have patmanent solutions. However, government can’t maket them. To begin with İstanbul is unplanned place. Roads and traffic’s field are jumble. For example, every morning mecidiyekoy, taksim and fisrt river are crowded so many cars can’t go along. In addition, Navigation devices improved day by day. People can’t use it in İstanbul because streets and roads aren’t properly and regular. Another problem is uneducated drivers in İstanbul. Turkey, especially in İstanbul driver’s license is served in a short period of three months so many traffic accidents and traffic problems are happening in banglore. To demostrate, drivers get license quarterly but they can’t be trainee so roads are filled with many amateur drivers. Last but mot least, İstanbul is a really crowded city. There are 15 million people so car’s companies buy a lot of car i n İstanbul then many accidents and deaths happen on. For instance, Although expensive oil gives banks credit to allow people to take cars and people are stil continue to get the car this will adversely affect trafic of İstanbul. Lastly, people have drafted the subway for last years in İstanbul. Subway is really important for regular city and smooth traffic. Many countries tihs infrastructure was built years ago but the foundation this year, was thrown in İstanbul. Unfortunetly this situation is a bitter truth. To sum up, traffic problems increased in İstanbul day by day. These problems causes accident and deaths. There are uneducated drivers, unplanned roads and field, buying many cars and not subway. Transportation is a considerable factor for people but in İstanbul alone it isn’t important. If you want to get help and information , I give you some important agencies concerning with special driving courses which you get special driving lessons in istanbul traffic. Please note Here are some links with driving courses agencies in İstanbul; Direksiyon Eğitimi Merkezi Direksiyon Dersi Direksiyon Merkezi By written Burak Avcı Driving Academy in İstanbul
  12. Hello everyone before 4 months i was in Istanbul ( I am not Turkish) , i met a Turkish man twice , he asked my Instagram and i added him, after a week he start sending me messages, first of all he told me he was divorced after a marriage that last for 2 years and knew his ex-spouse for 4 years, (with no kids) he said he doesn't like her anymore,he is 35 and i am 21, he tried after while to talk dirt and try to get my number , and keep sending his number and photos and i stopped him and told him i will no longer talk to him if he didn't stop,and he stopped it and never repeat it after that,he asked me after 2 month for marriage i said yes , he said he wants to have a family and be a father , he showed me to his mother and she liked me , he said he doesn't have money to marry so i have to wait this summer or next year i offered money help he became angry for a weak from me , besides he doesn't talk too much to me frequently he sent me message before he sleep (he works till 22:30) ,talking how much he loves me and our future life and wishing if i am with him ,and i am a bit scary that he is only have fun with me and maybe because he is old he will look for a local Turkish girl and make it easy, we only have the agreement of marriage and that i will move to Istanbul to live there we did not discuss anything else, AND i can`t keep talking to him he can`t run a conversation and i feel so bad to do that instead of him and he doesn't talk too much because he doesn't know English and i do not know Turkish (Using google Translate) , recently i am learning ,,, so what do you think people ?,,,,P.S i love him and my family agreed
  13. Hello friends, I have a question in my mind which I would like to share and ask. What is the average age of a building (Bina) in Istanbul? An apartment complex age as defined by Belediye laws? If someone has an apartment in a building and after its age is over lets say after 40 years when the building is demolished and a new building is made on that plot; what happens to those who already owned an apartment in the old building? Are they accommodated or their money is finished as old building is gone and they need to buy another flat if they wish to live in the building? What does law say about these two things and what is practice normally done? Looking forward.
  14. Beşiktaş Endonezya 「BeşiktaşİD」 | Endonezya'da Beşiktaş'ın taraftar grubunun adıdır. BeşiktaşİD grubu 2016 yılında kuruldu. Amacimiz Endonezya'daki, Beşiktaş JK taraftarlarını bir araya getirebilmek ve Beşiktaş JK hakkinda her detaya hakim olan bir sadık taraftar grubu oluşturabilmektir. Beşiktaş Taraftar Klubu, Beşiktaş'ı seven insanların iletisim kurabilmeleri, bilgi paylaşmaları ve Beşiktaş'a olan sevgilerini ifade etmeleri için kurulmuştur. Bizim resmi sosyal medyalarımızı ziyaret edip takip etmeyi unutmayın, lütfen .. ziyaret edin, katılın, beğenin, takip edin, abone olun, paylaşın, ve yorum yapın! ALLAH sizden razı olsun. Facebook Page: Facebook Group: Twitter: Instagram: - Rizky Perdana - 뱅이키 ® 「 | @rizkyperdanaid | #rizkyperdanaid 」 E-posta: 「Only Business」 Facebook Page: Facebook Group: Instagram: YouTube: Twitter: Google+:
  15. Merhaba, I hope all are doing good; today Im posting in Istanbul group; I wish to know if people have some information about district Esenyurt? Is it good or bad? If bad then why? Upon talking to locals here; they say that Esenyurt is not a good place or safe place to live; is it true? I look forward for sincere opinion; Im looking forward to look an area for living and possibly purchasing an apartment. And if someone could give suggestion regarding a good and economical area near Ataturk Airport in the surrounding 10 kilometer radius it will be so kind. Awaiting.
  16. Dear All , Greetings to all , I came to Istanbul 3 months ago with a dream to start up a small business , considering the atmosphere of Istanbul i have started to learn Turkish as i believe it is one of important requirements if someone is thinking to shift to turkey or start a business . At first i thought of opening a restaurant (which is pretty much harder as i learned in this 3 months ) , now I'm thinking to open a small burger /doner shop in Istanbul. to be honest , I'm going to start a business to fulfill my family living expenses . At the moment I'm teaching English to Turkish kids in one of courses near by. I wanted to know , what would be procedure to start a small shop like i mentioned above ? Will be glade to hear back from you friends . thanks
  17. MarmaraPaintball

    Marmara Paintball

    An open-air paintball range for individuals or groups. Açık hava paintball İstanbul oyunları alanında Marmara Paintball bireysel ve küçük gruplarınız için sizlere mükemmel fırsatlar sunuyor. Paintball için ihtiyacınız olan herşey bizde yer almaktadır.
  18. Goreme1990

    Help refugees in Istanbul

    If you haven't already bought one of my books, now's the time. During the month of April 2017, I will donate AUD$1 of the purchase price of my books about my life in Turkey (and my husband's book about Sydney in the 1960s). The money will go to Small Projects Istanbul, an NGO doing great things to help refugees living in Istanbul. Click on the link for more information and help me help others. Please share my post too!
  19. If you're planning to visit Istanbul soon and are looking for something new to do, check out my new audio tour of Kadikoy. Called "Stepping back through Chalcedon", I've combined my love of the area with my fascination for history to create a unique walk which tells you things about the area you'd find hard to discover on your own. Here's what Wandering Educators have to say about it.
  20. Over the last decade, Istanbulites have been offered many projects that allow them a new way to travel around the city or to pass across the two sites of the Bosporus. The last of those projects is Kabataş-Üsküdar Pedestrian Tunnel Project, which will offer Istanbulites a walk underneath the seabed. Istanbulites are getting ready for another groundbreaking project that will provide them with the opportunity to transverse the Bosporus under the sea with a project launched by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. The last time people in Istanbul experienced a walk right on the Bosporus dates back to 1954, when large masses of ice traveled from the Danube through Istanbul's Bosporus on their way to the Black Sea. It was a very cold winter, but the people of Istanbul enjoyed the view walking on the ice on the Bosporus strait that had restricted marine traffic that day. Of course, every year, the participants of the Istanbul Marathon enjoy running or walking from the Asian side to the European side across the 15 July Martyrs Bridge, accompanied by beautiful Bosporus views. There are nearly a dozen ways to simply travel between the two sides of the strait by using public transportation and the three bridges built over the strait. The first step was taken for the "Kabataş-Üsküdar Pedestrian Tunnel Project," which will connect the Asian and European sides of Istanbul underneath the Bosporus Strait. The drilling tender for this project, which was described by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Kadir Topbaş as "one of the most important works of this mastery period," has finished. Anadolu Agency monitored the drilling works, which started with the drilling vessel located near Kabataş. The tunnel is designed to connect two continents underneath the Bosporus Strait between Üsküdar and Kabatas, and will be two kilometers (1.2 miles) long. The top floor of the two-story tunnel, which will be constructed 20 meters (65 feet) under the sea, will be used by pedestrians and bicyclists. The lower floor of the tunnel, on the other hand, will be allocated for rubber-tired electric vehicle traffic. When the tunnel, which is to be completed in 2019, is opened to service, the passengers getting off the Marmaray in Üsküdar will be able to reach the Kabataş subway by passing to the other side using a moving walkway under the sea. With the project, the Asian and European sides will be once again connected, this time by the walking-tube crossing. Kadir Topbaş, who submitted the 2015 Annual Activity Report to the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipal Assembly, also announced the "vision projects" for his third term in the office, which he described as "his mastery period." Topbaş stressed that Üsküdar and Kabataş were integral points for the city, stating that these two regions would be connected with a pedestrian tunnel under the Bosporus Strait. Source: Daily Sabah
  21. KucukElma

    Cost of Living in Istanbul?

    Hi all, I am trying to move to Istanbul about a year from now and I would like to know how much my husband and I will need to be making each month in Lira to live comfortably together. My husband is a smoker, but other than that our expenses would just be the typical stuff. Rent for a one bedroom apartment in a safe area of town (does not need to be big, fancy, or in the central city), groceries, internet, cell phones, utilities, public transportation, occasionally eating out or replacing old clothing.
  22. I studied the turkish language last year under Ankara university(Tömer) and as well did a bachelor's degree in arts and social science and graduated in 2012 at kyambogo university (uganda) after that starting teaching in english and mathmatics in primary schools until 2015 as well as offering some guidance lectures in university but am currently in turkey ,istanbul n would like to teach english in schools or private tuitor but dont kno where to start from though i have the skills and experience
  23. Is it easy to get a job in Istanbul if I don't speak turkish
  24. Hi, I am looking for English teacher who will prepare for ielts for two adults. Current ielts score is 5 (listening), 5 (reading), 5,5 (writing) and 6 (listening). Our plan is reach to 7 on each. Teacher who is preferably certificated (Celta etc) and experienced can give private lessons at our home in Halkali, Istanbul. Please contact to me via email BR
  25. hello every one any help or advise about living and work in istanbul how it look like ist hard or easy i visit istanbule last year in august 2015 and i was in taksim there for about 10 days