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  1. Criminal Record Checks in Turkey Each provincial capital, and some smaller cities and towns, have a law building, called an adalet sarayı, (literally translated "justice palace") or adliye. This building contains most of the local government legal offices, and court rooms. And it contains the office where you need to go to get your criminal record. In some smaller cities and towns, the office you need may be in the emniyet müdürlüğü, (security directorate), which is kind of a main police station. In the adalet sarayı or emniyet müdürlüğü, look for a placard (usually just inside the entrance) which says "Sabıka Kaydı," or criminal record, or ask the guard where this office is. Give the clerk your passport and your current residence permit. If it's for a residence permit, tell him "ikamet." It might take 15 or 20 minutes for them to produce the paper. Criminal records checks for residence permits are free, but for other reasons, like for a driving license, you will need to pay a small fee. Either there will be a fee-payment window or desk in the same room, or you will need to go to the vezne (cashier) in the same building to pay this fee bring the fee receipt back to the clerk, who will give you your criminal record check document. Criminal Record Checks in Other Countries If you have been living in Turkey for less than five years, you may be asked for a criminal record check document from your home country. Even if you have lived in Turkey for more than five years, you may still be asked to provide one. Each country (and each state in the USA) has different procedures for obtaining a criminal record check. The best way to learn the procedure is to find the main government website and search if for "criminal record." To be sure you are on the official website, make sure it has a ".gov" in the suffix, such as "www.arizona.gov" or "www.gov.uk." Note: Criminal records checks from other countries can take a long time to be processed and mailed to you. It is a good idea to apply for one as early as possible. The Apostille, or Legalization of the Criminal Record For official records from other countries, such as criminal record checks, the Turkish government requires an apostille. An apostille is a separate certification, by a trusted authority appointed by your government, which certifies that the document's origin is authentic. You will need to get this after you obtain your criminal record. To learn about how to get an apostille, see Apostilles and Document Legalization. Translation Once you have your criminal record and the apostille, both must be translated by an official, sworn Turkish translator. Then the translation must be notarized. State Governments in the USA May Require Your Presence Some US state governments will require you to submit a fingerprint card before they do a criminal record check. If that is the case, you will have to physically go there and submit your fingerprints in person. Unfortunately, this can't be done at the US embassy or any consulate in Turkey. Contact your state government officials to learn their procedure. Questions or Comments? If you have any questions or comments about residence permits, or about these articles, please post them in one of our residence permit forums. External Links UK Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants: From the UK government, explains how UK citizens can get a criminal record check while overseas. ACRO Criminal Records Office, UK: The place where you can get a criminal records check certificate in the United Kingdom. Criminal Records Checks for US Citizens: From the US Department of State, information about how you can obtain a criminal record certificate from the US.
  2. This article explains how to get an apostille for a foreign document, and how to have them translated into Turkish by an official translator for residence permit applications and other legal transactions in the Republic of Turkey. The Apostille An apostille is an internationally-recognized certification attached to a government-issued public document. It can also be a stamp or seal on the document itself. An apostille makes the document it's attached to legal for use in Turkey and in any other country which has signed the international apostille convention. The Apostille Convention The Apostille Convention (Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents) established an agreed-upon, standard way of legalizing documents between countries. It also required each country to designate one or more competent authorities to issue apostilles. Participating Countries You'll find a list of participating countries on the Hague Conference on Private International Law website. Click on your country's name for information about the competent authority which issues apostilles for your country's government. Use their contact information (and website or e-mail address) to learn what you need to do to send the document to them. After you send your document to that competent authority, they will place an apostille on the document and send it back to you, for whatever fee they charge (the fee will vary from country to country). Note: There may be one, or more, competent authorities for each country. For example, in the UK the competent authority is the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), while each of the UK's overseas territories each has its own. In the USA, each state has its own competent authority, and so does the federal government in Washington, DC). What To Do If Your Country Isn't On the List If your country isn't on the list, then it is not participating in the Apostille Convention. There will be some other process for legalizing documents between your country and the Republic of Turkey. You will need to contact your country's foreign ministry, or your country's embassy or consulate, to learn what the procedure is. The 3-Step Legalization and Translation Process Here's the whole process, from beginning to end. Step 1: Learn Who the Competent Authority Is and How to Send Documents to Them Go to the list of participating countries. Click on the name of your country. Go to their website or contact them directly to find out where to send your document and how much the fee is. Step 2: Send Your Documents Create a cover letter to include with your document which includes your e-mail address and telephone number in case they need it, as well as your return address. Send the package by registered mail or cargo delivery service to the address listed on their website. You'll be given a tracking number by the postal service or cargo delivery company, which you can use to check the status of the delivery on their website and verify that the competent authority has received your package. What the Competent Authority Does Each competent authority has a file containing the signatures of government employees who are authorized to issue public documents. After receiving your document, they'll check the signature on the document against their signature exemplars. If everything is okay, they'll attach the apostille to your document (or stamp or place a seal on it), and send it back to you. How Much it Costs and How Long it Takes Each competent authority has its own fees, so the cost will vary. The time it takes will also vary according to your choice of delivery method. But once it gets to the competent authority, turnaround time is usually just one or two business days. Check the website of your competent authority to learn their fees and turnaround time. After you receive the document with the apostille, you must have it translated into Turkish by a yeminli tercumanı (government-authorized translator). This will automatically include a notarization of the translation, so the translator will also take care of that for you. Step 3: Get the Document and Apostille Translated You can search online for a local official translator, walk around and look for a translation office, or just go to a noter (notary public) office and ask where you can find a translator. Translators and notaries work together, so their offices are usually near each other. The translator will create a translated copy of the document and apostille, have it notarized, and return it to you. For a typical document, this might take as little as one or two hours. You can then give your document to the Turkish authorities and have it accepted. It is now as legal in Turkey as it is in your home country. Important!: Be sure to get a copy of the apostilled document, and the translation, including the notary stamp on the back of the translation. That stamp will have a number which will be important if you ever need the document again. Getting Another Copy If you later need another apostilled and translated copy of the same document, you don't have to go through the whole process again. Just go to the noter with a copy of the previously-notarized document (or at minimum, the number which the noter stamped on the back). The noter will pull their archived copy of the previously-notarized document and give you another notarized copy of it. There is a fee, but it will save you from ever having to go through the whole apostille process again. Finding a Notary You can find the locations of all notaries public in Turkey (which will also direct you to the nearest official translators), here: http://www.tumnoterler.com/ A Note on Private Companies which Arrange Apostilles There are numerous private companies which charge for getting an apostille for your document. They are not "competent authorities" under the Apostille Convention. They simply do everything that I have written above, which you could just as easily do, and charge you more money. Questions? If you have any questions about apostilles or other legal issues, please post them in our Turkish Law Forum.
  3. I want to know if it is illegal criminally to post someones picture and write about them in social medial and other online places. A Turkish man destroyed my life and did a lot of very bad things and is trying to use foreign women to get visas as he is very poor has alot of debt. I found out he is also writing other foreigners to try to befriend them to try to get Money. I posted his picture and wrote about what he did to me to warn others. He went to police and made a complaint and after 3 hours I was told that it was illegal in Turkey to post someones picture and write about them??? I asked for the law to support this and was given TPC. ARTICLE 134. I know he gave it to the police. The police basically forced me to remove it and didn't seem to care about what he had done, most recently telling me to go to Istanbul, promising to be waiting at the airport, have an apartment ready then not showing up and leaving me in the street in the middle of the might with no place to sleep and I had to foot a huge hotel bill. Prior to that he was trying to get a fiance visa and money for his debt. Are there any lawyers who could clarify??
  4. Hi, my name is Craig and i am needing a bit of advice before i book my holiday for this summer. I havent been to Turkey for about 12 years, on my last visit i had an accident on a quadbike that resulted in a week in intensive care in the hospital in fetiye. Anyway when i woke up i was greeted by police officers with the news i had been charged with 3 offenses, driving without a licence, driving without a helmet and dangerous driving which i had to appear in court for. However a turkish friend i had over managed to get my passport back so i just went home and obviously not to the court case. So my question is, is it safe to return? Or will the charges come up upon entering the country again. I am aware that the statute of limitations is up but im not sure if this applies to this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  5. I have a question burning in my mind that I would love to have answered. I have been living in Turkey since 2010. I came to Turkey married, became separated in 2012 and divorced through the Turkish Family Courts in 2015. I was granted custody of our children , both hold US and Turkish citizenship, with their father having the minimal visitation required by Turkish law. My ex husband has made a right mess of his finances over the years. He does not pay the support outlined in our divorce decree. He also can no longer show the amount of money required for me to meet the financial requirement when applying for an RP. I do not have the financial means to meet the obligation myself either. When I need to renew I am putting money in the bank, getting a statement, and then giving the money back to whomever it came from. I do this because I must be with my children. My question is: I am committing a crime every time I have needed to renew my resident permit over the past couple of years. I would like to know what would happen if I were to refuse to do so any longer? Specifically- since I am the custodial parent would I be able to leave WITH my children? Or would they just kick me out without them? Their father has been a "father of convenience" since we separated. If it was convenient for him to spend time with them, he did, if it wasn't he didn't. My children would be devastated if I were separated from them. They are quite young- 6 and 8. They are not particularly bonded to their father because of how little time he spent with them over the years. I would appreciate any and all responses. I am very tired and fed up with our situation. I find it incredibly stressful to even just apply for an RP because I am always scared that won't be able to find money or something will go wrong and I will have to leave. My ex husband not being able to financially support us is also a huge stress, it affects my parenting, my psyche everything. I am tired and just want to take my children back to the US. I am not interested in getting Turkish citizenship in the least. I just can not understand how I can be required to stay in a country I don't want to live in; that I can not support myself or my children in and neither can the father. I mean he literally has no money at all often. He has to support his mother- because he bankrupted her, he has remarried with another child on the way in addition to a step daughter, and then there is myself and our two children. I can not get blood from a stone, our situation is not going to change. I have gone along for long enough and he keeps digging himself a bigger hole and dragging everyone into it.
  6. I need to find out how to have the terms of my divorce decree enforced. My ex husband and I were married in the US but divorced through the Turkish Family Court system in 2015. I am specifically interested in knowing if there are resources available for expats who do not have financial means to hire a lawyer. I have resided in Turkey on a RP from 2010 to August of this year. I was in the process of renewing my residence permit when my mother was diagnosed with cancer. I had to leave immediately to care for her as she has no surviving family members living in her area. The problems that I am having with my ex husband are legion. He has made a right sh*t storm of his life and I am tired of living in the consequences of it. He is currently threatening me saying that if I don't come back soon he will not help me renew my resident permit when I do, telling me that I "will be on my own" whatever that means. He can't handle having our children full time is the crux of the issue. He is so used to having me there to take care of them while he's out living his life. Having problems renewing my resident permit is an ongoing problem. I am forced to commit a criminal offense every time I have had to renew it pretty much since we separated in 2012. I would also like to know the answer to a question that has been burning in my mind for the past few years. I have custody of both of our children, he has visitation. If I can not meet the financial requirement to obtain a resident permit on my own and my ex husband can not/doesn't want to. He says I am not his financial responsibility. Can I leave with our children? I am not interested in obtaining Turkish citizenship in the least. My ex husband has been a father of "convenience" for all intensive purposes. When it is convenient for him he spends time with the kids and when it's not he doesn't. Why do I have to commit a criminal offense in order to be with my children? Except for financially supporting them, I am the parent who has been with them constantly since birth. It just doesn't make sense to me.
  7. It absolutely staggerred me to read of a recent case in the papers.......https://www.msn.com/tr-tr/haber/gundem/15-yıl-sonra-gelen-borçla-şok-oldu/ar-BBLyySg?li=BByfdlx In a nutshell, a woman (with one son), divorced from her husband, after 15 years has received a legal notice to repay a debt (with interest) on a loan taken out by the ex-husband AFTER their divorce. As the story goes, the ex died without repaying the loan, whereupon, under Turkish inheritance law, the "debt" was inherited by their son (being the only "first-degree" relative). But the son died 4 months ago in a work accident, therefore his mother (as the son's only "first-degree" relative) has now seemingly inherited this debt ! And of course she can't pay as she gets only a meagre pension. It seems so unjust, & I'm sure I've read somewhere that heirs are free to refuse an inheritance for whatever reason (though most don't, of course). Can any lawyer clarify whether this debt can be enforced upon this woman? I'm wondering because my brother-in-law seems to be involved in similar circumstances.
  8. The main government legal center and court house for Ortaca. Open weekdays from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
  9. Contains the government law offices and the court house for Fethiye.
  10. The courthouse of Manavgat, Antalya.
  11. Our Legal Services Our staff of lawyers provide a variety of legal services including: Litigation Mediation Advertisement Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial and corporate Law Consumer Law Contract Law Criminal Law Divorce Law Insurance Law Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Law Insurance Law Intellectual Property Law IT Law Labor and Employment Law Real Estate Law Tax Law Tenant and Landlord Law Wills and Estate Law Work and Residence Permits The Turkish Legal System The laws of Turkey are integrated with the European legal system. In fact, Turkish law is, in a large part, based on Swiss, Italian, French, and German law. But Turkish law is different in a variety of ways. You should consult with a Turkish lawyer whenever dealing with legal issues concerning the Turkish government, contracts, or financial institutions, as well as any other endeavor which may have legal ramifications. Our Commitment to Excellence At Turkish Legal Consultancy, a qualified member of our team will be there for you to provide cost-effective, high-quality legal services which are focused on you and your legal needs. Our Network Besides our Antalya office, we are also partnered with law offices throughout Turkey who can provide you with local, in-person assistance, wherever you are. We can handle your legal needs not just in person, but also by telephone, Skype, or Whatsapp, by message or videoconference. Personal Injury Claims Our lawyers go direct with insurance companies and responsible parties for cases involving accidents, abuse, or malpractice. Alternative Dispute Resolution Our arbitrators provide a no-nonsense, affordable alternative to lengthy litigation which can settle cases in the fastest, most efficient way. This is especially preferred in cases involving employer-employee disputes. Residence and Work Permits If you’re planning to live in Turkey, we can help you with the documents and procedures involved in getting either a Turkish residence or work permit. Company Formation Planning to open a company in Turkey? Besides our legal team, we work with business consultants and accountants who work directly with the Turkish government organizations involved in starting a company in all of the major cities in Turkey. Other Services Whatever your legal needs are, we can help you. Contact us by using the e-mail link, send us a personal message if you are A Turkey Central member, or give us a call.
  12. My friend has a long term Turkish boyfriend who recently received a letter concerning a debt from 7 years ago that he doesn't recognise. On contacting the firm to obtain information about it, they just said he needs to pay, no info from them. He asked why it took 7 years to send the letter, they said because he had kept moving but he's had the same address since 2010. Since calling them he has had no further letters or requests for payment. is this a scam? Even does historical debt expire in Turkey? In the U.K. It is after 6 years. Any advice greatly appreciated.
  13. About 6 weeks ago my good friend George - real name Mehmet - had a lot of cash on him and he was robbed but he took out a knife and stabbed the guy. There were many witnesses to this and it seems it was self-defence although of course carrying that knife was illegal. The stabbed guy went to hospital but was only there a few days and is now ok and back at his home. George, however, is in Alanya Prison and must stay there for 2 years. All prisoners in Turkey can only nominate up to 3 people to visit them in jail. It can be friends or family or a mixture of the two. All George's relatives are in Istanbul, so he nominated them sadly, so nobody in Side can visit him. Sukru Ozen has been to the prison twice to try and see George who is a tour operator and Sukru is his business partner, but to no avail. He was denied access. I understand, however, that there is just one day each year when anyone can visit Alanya Prison but I am having trouble finding out when that might be. Could anybody put me in the right direction please? I have written to George twice since he went to prison but as yet have heard nothing. I suppose he is not permitted to use the phone or emails but may be able to write a letter? I do hope I hear from him soon. I have known George for 12 years and he has never shown any signs of anger - not even raised his voice to anyone - so I am shocked at this revelation. He is 40 years old and single. He had a long term girlfriend but she sadly died in a car crash 12 years ago. He does not chat up the tourists or go to the Russian prostitutes here in Side but says he is just waiting for The One. I feel so very sorry for him. Any help anyone can give me would be gratefully received. Thank you. x Angela in Side x
  14. I am writing this article with the request of a friend who simply wants me to be more active in the Turkey Central. I do not follow the questions often regrettably so by writing such article hopefully I would contribute a little more, If and if you have more questions, you are always welcome to ask any of your questions over whatsapp +905079767304 This article aims to clarify the matters concerning separation and divorce in relation with Turkish family law. The article touched on the procedures of divorce and also grounds of divorce in Turkey to tell you what you will be faced of with this important decision. Types of Divorce 1. Contentious Divorce Suit One of the spouse may bring a case to the court in order to end the martial relationship. The divorce suits are examined by the Court of Family (Aile Mahkemesi) which has exclusive jurisdiction related to divorcement. The suits must be brought to the court where spouses resided last 6 months or the court situates where the domicile of the applicant is. There are 2 main type of grounds (General or Specific) to divorce which are explicitly mentioned in Turkish family law. A) General grounds: High-conflict divorce Specific grounds: Such as Adultery, Plots against life, grave assaults and insults, crime and dishonarable life, desertion, mental illness. As ordinary contentious suits, spouses should convince the court concerning their rightness and other’s mistake or faults. This Divorce Process considerably stressful and could take over two years in respect to the circumstances carried and requires to be investigated by the court. We apply this process either one party refuses to divorce or when parties can not be agreed at children custody, separation of goods, alimony, or compensanation. Also at this process we need to prove our claim and The party who claims to the divorce suit has to have "righteous reason" and has to prove it, as an instance, if there is a cheating issue, the part that cheats do not have right to ask for a divorce and his/her claim will be rejected. We can give many different examples but court will evaluate all circumstances meanwhile the process continues. Also It is why we generally proceed general grounds, not specific grounds such as cheating, or leaving the house To submit evidences for a high conflict We generally need reasons such as humiliation, assault, irresponsibility, fight, violence, irresponsibility against children, abuse, cheating, also if its necessary claiming other part is ineffective to maintain husband-wife private life. Still its really stresfull and more likely a very hurtfull emotional war, What happens if you are having another life and your wife/ your separeted husband does not want to divorce? In such cases we generally try to prove the other party is the party who is "guilty" Our courts are very strict about loyalty indeed, but if the other party left the house, and did not answered a return call, if this process took years and if you have a new life than court could accept the other party "guilty" So its better to take step to get divorced before establishing a new life always. Can you claim a suit by claiming you have been separeted? Unfortunately separation is not accepted as only reason, to claim a suit with the reason of a separation 1. You must have a previous, divorce case rejected in front of the court. And from this decision you have never come together as husband&wife for 3 years and you need to prove it. What happens to children Custody ? The court will decide it, Our laws does not allow common custody, so the custody will be given either mother or father, But %90 Turkish Courts gives custody to the mother. What happens to the separation of the goods? In our laws after 2002 "if spouses does not sign an specific agreement that declares goods will be separated before or meanwhile the marriage" All goods purchased meanwhile the marriage ( not before, Not any good inherited or being donated before or in the marriage, not the personal jewelers or goods accepted to be personal) accepted as common proprietorship. BUT, the separation of the goods issue only could accept as a claim when the DIVORCE DECREE CERTINIFIED. We most of the time ask both divorce and separation of goods, but for example at the beginning of the divorce case you were angry and just want it to let it go, you have right to claim it as a separate case after divorce decision certinified in a 1 year period. ALSO despite of the common knowledge, parties are not entitled the half of everything owed together. The court will calculate the pertange, regarding the amount you pay for them. Now you can ask a question, what if I do not work but my husband does? In Such circumstances, the court will calculate your pertange over the minimum wage. Compensation& Alimony The party who has been abused, being cheated, insulted, violated or any how damaged either emotionally or monetary, could ask a compensation with the case. Alimony, is given to children, and women generally, I do not have sample that a man receives alimony. The court will check parties financial situation at decision, sometimes couples hides ownings or jobs or its shown at minimum wage, so you need the prove your husbands income to get a good amount of alimony other wise its generally given 100-200 Usd per child These are main questions but if you have more you can ask directly. 2. Uncontested Divorce (Consensual Divorce) One of the spouse may apply to the court by submitting separation agreement and property settlement concluded among them. If none of objection will arise, spouses could be divorced in accordance with the provisions of the separation agreement and property settlement with consensus. To get divorce by Uncontested divorce process, You need to agreed 1. Children Custody 2. Separation of goods 3. Alimony 4. Compensation, If you come to agreement this issues, you can be divorced in 10 days and be free. 3. Judicial Separation The spouse who has right to bring a divorce case may demand judicial separation. The judge may also order judicial separation if there is a possibility that the spouses could live together in the future. Judicial seperation may be obtained on almost on the same grounds of divorce and the court relieves the petitioning spouse from the duty of cohabitation. 4. Recognigation of Foreing Divorce Decree if you already divorced in another country regarding to the receiprocity and mutual international agreements the decision could be recognised in Turkey. But if you have such intention, please be carefull that, the decison taken from abroad should be given by the court, and signed by a judge, and no common custody given. The Consequences of Divorce There are many legal consequences of divorce. Some of them are personal in nature: The wife will have her own independent domicile, while the both spouses keep the majority acquired by marriage. The wife resumes maiden name. She may however keep the family name of the husband if she convince the court that it will not damage to her husband. She can also preserve the nationality which has acquired during the marriage. Also the court can decide alimony to the spouse for indefinite time period. Unlike USA, there is no joint custody in Turkey, therefore custody must be granted to one of the spouse which is convenient for custody of the child.
  15. Hi Hi! I'm almost "desperate" to get some info about Turkish divorce cases. I'm from Holland and I'm in a relationship with a Turkish man for 2 years. I do live in Turkey, but not with him. My boyfriend was married for a couple of years and his marriage didn't work out and he filed for divorce. This divorce is going on for 2 years now and we have to keep our relationship a secret. I hate this so much, because I love him and I know it's also very hard for him. My boyfriend has a child with his wife and she very small (3 years old). He told me that the judge changed and this delayed his case. What i understand from him is that it can take 1 more year.. I'm devastated about this, that's why I want to learn more about the Turkish divorce system. Because in Holland it's so different.
  16. Help please. I need to know if this man is telling me the truth. I recently had a long holiday in Turkey. I did not go to find love. I found a very nice Turkisk man. We spent 4 weeks together while he worked as normal. I knew that he was divorced and paying alimony and also paying for his wifes attorney? This was taken from his wages each month. Half his wages. 1/4 for alimony and 1/4 for the lawyer his wife got. 2 years before. I didn't know until my 2nd return that he had also borrowed from a credit bank pronunced guarantee in English. He got 10,000 tl. 7 months ago. Never made 5 payments and they got a lawyer to get the money back. After interest was now 30,000 tl. To be taken from his wages for 10 years. Leaving him just 300tl?????? Can this be true. I want to believe him but he has no evidence on paper. I asked him does he have a book from the credit bank. He said he lost it. He has changed mood completely and doesn't feel like living. He is depressed. I NEED ADVICE
  17. Please, I know in a sense that this question is already asked, inhere, but there's no clear answer. My question ,precisely, in a case that an online Business is opened and products will be destinated to Export ; so it will not be destinated to the Turkish Market and money will be received in Turkey as the Residence will be there. WORK PERMIT IS NECESSARY OR NOT ? Also, I heard this but it seems not to be logical: As you're not Turkish and you open a business online even with Turkish Market; it's not necessary to have WORK MARKET?!! Someone has a clarifications about this and may be a lawyer has a precise answer with updates , Thanks,
  18. Hi everyone/anyone. I am looking for a good English speaking lawyer/avucat in the Dalaman/Dalyan/Ortaca or Koycegiz area. I have a neighbour dispute going on over the land I bought near Ortaca last year. My appointed avucat did not mention any such dispute during the buying process at the time, so I am of course very disappointed about it and need someone professional and trustworthy. I hope that is not too much to ask, because I don't speak turkish apart from a few words and phrases, and I really need some help to sort this problem out.
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    I wonder if anyone could advise me on an ongoing case. I am English and so is my wife, I owned a property in the UK before we got married there sold and used to buy a villa in Turkey. The villa and also a car are both registered in my name only as I provided the money from the UK sale to purchase both. My wife has cleared our joint accounts and has left Turkey and filed for divorce. Where do I stand with regards to seperating assets if all the money was mine before marriage? She has filed for the house, car and 100,000tl compensation due to her upset. Your advise would be appreciated.
  20. "Judiciary of Turkey" official website, facebook and twitter published in 26th December 2016 http://www.judiciaryofturkey.gov.tr https://www.facebook.com/JudiciaryTurkey https://twitter.com/JudiciaryTurkey
  21. Hello We have received a puzzling letter (ilamsız takiplerde ödeme emri) and we don't know what to do. Some years ago a friend of my partner who owned a rent a car company used to lend him a car from time to time as a favour. My partner then fell out with his friend and we lost contact. Now 4 years later we receive a letter which seems to be claiming that we (both of us although I have never driven here) rented a car from this guy's company for 3 years and never paid for it. Do we ignore this as complete rubbish or should we answer and to whom? Do we need legal assistance? Is there a standardised form to reply that this is without substance and completely fabricated? The sum requested is over 57000 TL... I would appreciate your advice on this as we are a bit perplexed. Thank you in advance
  22. The British Consulate General in Istanbul maintains a list of English-speaking lawyers in Turkey, here: List of English-speaking lawyers in Turkey
  23. Hi my fiancée and I have been together for 4 years. He's turkish and I'm British and he's coming 21 years of age. He has delayed the army for a few years due to his mums health and is due to go in, in 2017. We're quite happy to do this however, several of his family members have said if I got a lawyer on the English side he will have a chance to come into the country before he does his army service and we would be able to buy out of it after 3 years... Does anyone know the possibility or risks of this? Before we pay out for help and end up with nothing. This would be so much better for us if possible as my father is ill and it would be a chance to get to know each other before he passes and also be able to start a family. If not we will continue on with our original plan.
  24. Fantastic site and wisdom in the postings. It is great to have found and this problem i feel crosses many more ages than just those under 29. I have a question about military service, etc. in the Turkish army. If someone has been in the military for years, I believe as a career, is older, as in 55 years old; is it feasible or possible or any type of truth to the fact, that if they have violated some military rule (i don't know what else to call it other than a rule) - is it possible that this person could be thrown into jail and maybe in jail for life. And I believe they were only guilty of talking to someone on social media when they were in a military camp. How serious would the breaking of this rule be with the Turkish army, or maybe it is not even a problem at all. I am not accustomed to the army in Turkey and am more familiar with USA and Canadian military where such things would not happen. However, neither one of the North American countries has a forced military service either. Another question related to the previous concern. If someone did have to deal with such an issue, would they be required to hire a lawyer to help them in such an action. Thank you to any and all for assistance on this.
  25. Hello Friends, Here is the latest update on the residency permit issue we have all been wondering about., "The government in year 2014 extends the residence permit from three months to one year for house buyers from oversees with a law change, aiming to eliminate obstacles in front of the foreign buyers.Residence permits for foreigners that buy real estate in Turkey will be extended from three months to one year, according to an announcement in the Official Gazette.Foreigners who buy real estate in Turkey are allowed to obtain residence permits of one year at most, according to new legislation on the Law of Foreigners and International Protection. Basically, the prodecure is that ....after you have an official T.C. tapu, you go back to your country and make the application at the Turkish Embassy who will grant you the one-year residency permit. Also, the residency permit gets renewed every year... Hope this helps.. Cheers
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