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Salahkilani posted looking for a well furnished apartment in Ankara on the Turkey forum on September 17, 2014:
Dears, I will be in Ankara at the 22nd of September, and I am looking for a good furnished apartment preferable in Cankaya next to Filistin St. enough for 6 persons, as i prefer a ground floor with a garden, if you know anything close? I will be grateful if you let me know Regards
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Tigerman55 replied to the thread Which will be the perfect Historical sites on the Turkey forum on September 12, 2014:
edgarpowell initially posted:
I am travelling with my family and we need to see some most amazing archaeological sites, because my wife is very mush interested in places that is associated with major historic events..
Tigerman55 replied on September 12, 2014 with:
Hi there, Ephesus is a must to see, Phasalis Termessos and Cappadocia are also very interesting. There are so many historical sites in Turkey I hope you have long enough to explore them all. Hope this is of help. Tigerman
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Dariahoney replied to the thread Where to move to on the Turkey forum:
Dariahoney initially posted:
I am American and plan to move to Turkey to be with my fiance. He currently lives in Adana. Neither of us want to stay there. It's lovely but the climate is much to hot for our liking. We are exploring options and ask for your help in deciding where to move. We prefer cooler, drier climate, preferably in the West, near a major city but not too close. We would appreciate input from those who are familiar with a particular area or city. Thank you very much for your ideas :D
Dariahoney replied on September 09, 2014 with:
Thank you for you informative and friendly reply to my query :D Cost certainly is a factor next only to climate. I plan to visit (hopefully) late spring. I'll stay in touch and take you up on that cup of tea.
vurcen replied on September 08, 2014 with:
We also live in Adana. It has excellent weather in winter, fall and springtime. summers are hot but we moved to the North of the lake only 20 minutes away from the city which is much cooler. Our community has a swimming pool, we do not even use air-conditioning. If you want really cool weather in Summer, you can drive to the mountains which have excellent housing cheap and convenient. If you say no to Adana, Izmir, Bodrum and Fethiye have int'l airports, cool evenings, good housing. But all more expensive than Adana. Come and have a cup of tea with us. You will be our neighbours! Bonnie and Al
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Neriman posted Next Levrl on the Turkey forum:
Any information about furnished flat rentals at Next Level will be appreciated. Thank you. Also, could you please tell me how far is Park Oran to bilkent ?
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Tigerman55 replied to the thread 10 Tips for Living in Turkey on the Turkey forum:
adminee initially posted:
We're going to be putting together an article entitled, 10 Tips for Living in Turkey, and we need your help. Please post a reply to this thread with as many tips as you'd like (or as few) for expats living in Turkey. Whether you're a newcomer yourself or a seasoned expats whose lived abroad for many years, share your favorite tips for expats living in Turkey. If you want to discuss or expand upon someone elses tip, feel free! We'll use your posts to compile the articles. Thanks, in advance, for your help! Betsy Burlingame ExpatExchange.com
Tigerman55 replied most recently with:
Hi there, I am English and have lived in Turkey for the past 20+ years. This is a beautiful country with my being very happy living here. I have recently married a wonderful Turkish lady and now live in Istanbul. Re tips for living in Turkey. 1. never lend money to anyone. I did and lost out big time. 2. If thinking of buying a property make sure you use an Avukat (Lawyer) who deals in your kind of situation. If possible get a recommendation from someone who has successfully used them. 3. It is best not to discuss politics or religion. 4. In the US and in England to call some one A son of a bitch is nothing. Here in Turkey this is a major insult as you are saying the persons mother is a Whore. 5. Do not criticize Turkish society and do not compare it with other countries. 6. Don't be conceited and be friendly. Turkish people are well noted for being very friendly and hospitable. 7. As a foreigner living in Turkey the government gives you nothing. You have to have enough of your own money to be able to live here. 8. You will need a Residence permit to live here which is easy to obtain. check this out online for the latest regulations. 9. If you intend working here you must have a work permit. If found working without one you will be deported. Work permits are not easy to obtain, but a good company that employs you will take care of this for you. Do not under any circumstances work without one. 10. Driving standards in Turkey are below that in Europe. Just because a traffic light is on red does not mean you can cross on green your way unless you check on oncoming traffic. 11. If you have a Turkish resident permit you need either a Turkish driving license or an International driving license. It is quite easy to obtain a Turkish driving license if one is English but I don't know the situation if you have an American one. 12. Due to very heavy traffic in Istanbul, especially if you have to cross one of the two bridges give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination. This is of course very important when going to the airport. 13. Look after your Turkish friends and they will look after you. A good Turkish friend can save you a lot of grief. 14. Turkish laws are not the same as English one especially concerning wills. It is best to have a Turkish will drawn up by a avukat and notorised. 15. If you are over 65 and intend marrying a Turkish citizen in Turkey, there are a number of things one has to take care of. I have put online a list of these things but not sure if they are on this site. Hope this is of help. Tigerman
Tigerman55 replied most recently with:
Hi there, I am English and have lived in Turkey for the past 20+ years. This is a beautiful country with my being very happy living here. I have recently married a wonderful Turkish lady and now live in Istanbul. Re tips for living in Turkey. 1. never lend money to anyone. I did and lost out big time. 2. If thinking of buying a property make sure you use an Avukat (Lawyer) who deals in your kind of situation. If possible get a recommendation from someone who has successfully used them. 3. It is best not to discuss politics or religion. 4. In the US and in England to call some one A son of a bitch is nothing. Here in Turkey this is a major insult as you are saying the persons mother is a Whore. 5. Do not criticize Turkish society and do not compare it with other countries. 6. Don't be conceited and be friendly. Turkish people are well noted for being very friendly and hospitable. 7. As a foreigner living in Turkey the government gives you nothing. You have to have enough of your own money to be able to live here. 8. You will need a Residence permit to live here which is easy to obtain. check this out online for the latest regulations. 9. If you intend working here you must have a work permit. If found working without one you will be deported. Work permits are not easy to obtain, but a good company that employs you will take care of this for you. Do not under any circumstances work without one. 10. Driving standards in Turkey are below that in Europe. Just because a traffic light is on red does not mean you can cross on green your way unless you check on oncoming traffic. 11. If you have a Turkish resident permit you need either a Turkish driving license or an International driving license. It is quite easy to obtain a Turkish driving license if one is English but I don't know the situation if you have an American one. 12. Due to very heavy traffic in Istanbul, especially if you have to cross one of the two bridges give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination. This is of course very important when going to the airport. 13. Look after your Turkish friends and they will look after you. A good Turkish friend can save you a lot of grief. 14. Turkish laws are not the same as English one especially concerning wills. It is best to have a Turkish will drawn up by a avukat and notorised. 15. If you are over 65 and intend marrying a Turkish citizen in Turkey, there are a number of things one has to take care of. I have put online a list of these things but not sure if they are on this site. Hope this is of help. Tigerman
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Neriman replied to the thread Ankara on the Turkey forum:
Neriman initially posted:
Hello all, My husband is retiring at 66 and received a contract offer from Ankara. Although have both Turkish and American citizenship, have not lived in Turkey for 40 years. Need to do a lot of relearning. I would appreciate it very much if you could help me with . Income tax . Private health insurance costs . American community in Ankara . Housing... When a residence is rented in a high rise, the ad does not mention anything except the rent. Is there any other cost I should be aware of? Thank you very much in advance
Neriman replied most recently with:
Vural!! Are you in Adana now? Permanently?
vurcen replied most recently with:
There are no forms needed to be filled for income tax. You need to report your income in the US though. Rent usually includes the HOA fees but you need to check with the real estate company. There is TAA located on Cinnah Caddesi which orginizes some events. Good lock. Vural Cengiz Adana
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ljamil posted Looking for a good school in Istanbul on the Turkey forum:
I'm looking to move to Istanbul and work there, but I need help in finding a good school, not so expensive even if Turkish school, for my 5 kids. Please if anyone can recommend a school and a living area where it is safe and clean to rent a house of flat.
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Turkey is very beautiful country. It is one of the best countries in world. Wine and carpet is famous in Turkey. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and Ankara is its capital city. In Istanbul there are many famous places are there, Grand Bazaar is the world's largest covered market and The Egyptian Bazaar is also famous for spice. There are Blue Mosque (sultan Ahmed Mosque) and Hagia Sophia is the famous mosque.
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VibesHealing posted Reiki in Ankara on the Turkey forum:
Hi all, My name is Keziah and I'm a Reiki practitioner now living in Ankara. Reiki is a hands-on, non-invasive energy healing technique which has proved to be highly relaxing and beneficial in all types of situations. I was wondering if there are any other Reiki people in Ankara who may be interested in setting up a Reiki share, or if anybody is interested in learning more about Reiki. I look forward to hearing from you :) Keziah www.vibrantselfhealing.com
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lindycindy replied to the thread moving to izmir in soon. on the Turkey forum:
shahlagat initially posted:
I will be moving to Izmir soon to study.Is there a kenyan expat currently studying/living there?
lindycindy replied most recently with:
Other than the Kenyan occupying the U.S. White House, I know of none at this time.
kate78 replied most recently with:
Hi there izmir is nice city but i do not know yet take care
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