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    Question Good Restaurants in Izmir - recommendations

    I'm vegetarian so can't really help but my husband recommends Can Doner in Kemeralti. If you make it out to Urla Begendik Abi is famous and has had write ups in the National press. In Azmak village there is a restaurant called Artemis that just serves artichokes from the fields beside it.They...
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    Watch The Lira Now

    Some politicians have suggested eating two meals a day. I feel for people.The kids have two weeks semester holiday and it's so cold. In today's Soczu newspaper Turks say they are sitting in the dark wrapped in blankets and going to bed at night wearing hats and socks. But at the same time the...
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    Watch The Lira Now

    Interest rates remain the same at 14%. 0.22% drop in the Euro.
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    Baby names 2022

    Apart from the name Nova the girls names wouldn't have looked out of place 100 years ago.
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    Question U.K. Car in Turkey?

    Chasey your car is probably about 3 million Lira to purchase here.Quite a few on the roads in Izmir.
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    Question U.K. Car in Turkey?

    Are the ferries up and running again? I thought they had stopped them with the outbreak of Covid 19. There is a ferry between Izmir and Libya though .
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    Watch The Lira Now

    He's currently sporting a silver crown courtesy of our daughter so he may get away with it😅
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    Watch The Lira Now

    Sorry if my post was a bit frivolous but second hand shopping or 'preloved' is very popular in Europe.It is also more ethical reducing land fill etc.
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    Watch The Lira Now

    There are many Turkish online sites eg Modacruz, Dolap and Gardrobes that sell second hand clothing along with new.Great bargains to be had.I got a great Aquascutum coat last year for 60TL.As the euro and dollar have increased so have the prices of Hermes and Chanel bags.I keep telling my...
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    Looking for a 2 bed apartment

    I take it you are in Iteland.It reminds me here of peak 2007 in Ireland when there was so much Schilling going on by the Irish government and developers to buy.Cheap property loans were given out in Turkey in May 2020 to keep the property market ticking over. I think there will be a lot of...
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    Looking for a 2 bed apartment

    The Russian passport is 46th in the world. Are the Russians buying?The Russian.-Turkish status quo can change at any time.
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    Looking for a 2 bed apartment

    @enoch yes it says the locals are putting their money in bricks and mortar but foreigners don't need to do that.There are also articles talking up the number of foreigners buying property.If $250 k is spent you are eligible for a Turkish passport (36th in the world).That's attractive to Iraqis...
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    Looking for a 2 bed apartment

    @bebek well I don't have a crystal ball but just look at the fundamentals. JP Morgan have said inflation will be 55% this year.Foreign debt is off the charts so I don't see how this is sustainable. We had a property in Kusadasi and when we were looking there were properties that had been on the...
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    Looking for a 2 bed apartment

    @bebek sorry I can't help you but I would advise holding off on buying a property in Kusadasi or Turkey for that matter.Turkey is in hyperinflation at the moment so chances are you will be paying well over the odds.Just my twopence worth.
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    Some current prices in Turkey

    Tipping is a personal choice but that is a bit excessive.10 lira would be enough surely. I prepare to be flamed now🤫
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