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    Forum upgrade notice

    Please note I am going to attempt an upgrade to the forum software over the next couple of days. During this period the forum may go offline and inaccessible, I hope this upgrade runs smoothly and we should be back online with a new look and feel. Apologies in advance for the disruption but...
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    Turkey flight suspension

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Turkey has announced that flights between Turkey and the UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE will be cancelled from 8am (local time) on 17 March. You should check with your airline before travelling. Flights between Turkey...
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    Didim - Tapu office

    A friend needs to check out status of a TAPU at the Didim office. Can anyone recommend a company or an individual to visit the Didim Tapu office and make an inquiry?
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    Has TLF run it's course and should be put to sleep?

    For a while now I am getting the feeling that maybe time has come to close this forum down. There seem to be mainly argument between very few members about the same things, often there is much mud slinging and complaints to mods. My main reasons for starting this forum was to exchange...
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    Hair transplant in Istanbul

    I have been asked for some recommendations by someone looking to get hair transplant, I have seen a number of men with headbands while travelling through Istanbul airport many times and wondered if anyone has any experience of this sort of procedure in Turkey?
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    Turkish Lawyer recommendation

    I have a friend looking for a decent lawyer to handle a problem in Turkey. He has been waiting for payment of a property sale for some time, he has a cheque past it's due date and would like help in getting his money. Any recommendations for a descent lawyer in or around Didim area? I had a...
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    Erdogan: Not right to blame Iran for Saudi attacks

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday urged caution over blaming Iran for the 14 September attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities. Speaking during an interview with Fox News, Erdogan said: “Well I don’t think it would be the right thing to blame Iran”, adding that the attacks came...
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    Erdogan says it’s unacceptable that Turkey can’t have nuclear weapons

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday it was unacceptable for nuclear-armed states to forbid Ankara from obtaining its own nuclear weapons, but did not say whether Turkey had plans to obtain them, Reuters reports. “Some countries have missiles with nuclear warheads, not one or two...
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    A Turkish friend in need

    I have just received some sad news, a old friend of mine from my days in Turkey just told me that they just found out his mother in law has cancer. Their financial situation isn't good, and I know he has been struggling to get by for a number of years, I'm not sure of the amount of help they...
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    Changes ahead for TLF

    You have probably seen the stuff about GDRP in the press and internet, in order to comply I have to make some changes to the forum to cater for this. Unfortunately the software I'm using is very old and needs to be updated, I have been thinking of changing the system for some time but just...
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    Happy new year to you all

    It's been an eventful year and the coming year promises to be even more interesting. I hope the new year is less exciting to be honest. In any case I wish you all a wonderful and prosperous new year ahead and let's hope the war mongers around the world do not put their plans into action.
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    Turkey faces an economic dilemma that will have global implications

    A country's decision to borrow money is not always strictly economic. Take Turkey, whose ratio of gross external debt (all public and private sector debt) to GDP has jumped from 39% in 2012 to 52% today. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been pushing to increase available credit to...
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    Report names Turkey as Europe’s ‘most wasteful country’

    Turkey has the most wasteful residents in Europe, throwing a mammoth 32.3 million tons of household and commercial waste straight to landfill, according to recently issued research by the U.K.-based Expert Market company. Expert Market ranked the most wasteful countries by investigating the...
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    Biggest Regrets ????

    I came across couple of articles recently where people were asked what their biggest regrets were. Mine would be that was I too busy working and didn't spend a lot of time with my family, missed out on being there when they could have done with some guidance and support. What about you?
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    Altinkum beach September 2017

    After a few years of absence I visited altinkum today, the beach and area was generally busy but one thing is very noticeable this time majority of holiday makers were Turkish, I think about 90% Bars and restaurants are not so busy, I think guys running these are suffering, is this the same in...
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    Crackdown on 'corrosive' online hate crimes launched by Crown Prosecution Service

    Changes 'will remind the trolling brigade that there are real consequences for hitting the button' and will 'undoubtedly lead to an increase in prosecutions' Hate crimes committed on social media will be treated as seriously as similar street-based offences, according to new guidelines issued...
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    Recent member departures

    As there have been a few threads asking about a spate of banning/departures I thought it might be worth giving an official explaination so the matter can be put to rest. I have banned a few members as the forum has lost its focus lately, the main purpose of this forum was and is to discuss...
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    Steve Bannon removed from White House role

    Steve Bannon has been removed from his post as White House chief strategist, ending his highly contentious career at the center of the Trump administration. Steve Bannon's work is done. Donald Trump can fire him now | Justin Gest A statement attributed to the White House press secretary was...
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    Erdoğan tells Turks in Germany not to vote for 'Turkey's enemies'

    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called on Turks in Germany to not vote for “enemies of Turkey,” claiming that the main reason for the recent crisis between Ankara and Berlin is the “race for votes” ahead of the general elections in Germany. “Right now in Germany the [Social Democrats] SPD...
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    Can a hidden underwater city bring tourists back to Turkey?

    Off the coast of the Turkish city of Antalya lies the small uninhabited island of Kekova. It’s a beautiful and tranquil place, with water a jewelled shade of blue. It’s also fragrant, as “Kekova” derives from the Turkish word for thyme. But the island is perhaps best known for its curious...
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