Hi Maisie. I remember an Irish couple who was in a similiar situation. Their solicitor as a last resort suggested writing a letter in turkish to Erdogan describing the situation. RTE responded & gave the order to all those concerned to sort or else!. This was at a time of great revenue to turkey from overseas property sales!!. It worked. The couple received their tapu & ownership of their property. I was told personally about this, it was not hearsay. Try it with either the solicitor you have used or another.