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Craig Dickson

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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.

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For something of that level of importance, I would go to the local Turkish embassy or consulate and ask them about it. Better to be sure than take the chance of getting arrested when you arrive.

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Thanks for your reply, but I have been in touch with the embassy here in Edinburgh and the one in London, both said they don't have access to those records and that I need to get in touch with someone in Turkey. I've spoke with the UK embassy in turkey and they said the same thing, no access to those records. So right now I am completely stuck as to what the next step is. 

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Ah okay. I had read recently that only lawyers, or people appearing at a court in person, can access court records. Perhaps that also pertains to outstanding arrest warrants. Unfortunately, that would mean contacting a Turkish lawyer, and asking the lawyer to check for you, which would be expensive. I can send you a list of Turkish lawyers in Fethiye (or anywhere else for that matter) if you want.

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