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    Where can I find out about planning regulations?

    We are intending to move to Turkey next year & once there will probably be looking at making some changes to a balcony & hopefully extending our ground floor terrace. Is there any information anywhere on what you are permitted to do & where you have to apply for planning permission if it is needed?
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    Moving to Manavgat September 2022

    Over Christmas I managed to convince my husband to bring forward his retirement date by 18 months, so we are now planning on moving to our villa in September next year. I have lots of questions to ask, so decided that it would be easiest to start a new thread, so that all my questions & your...
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    New Belediyesi Webcams

    I have just had a look at the webcams in Alanya & instead of the usual 6 cameras, there are now 16. I check them regularly to look at the weather & see how busy it is
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    What mishaps did you have today?

    Thought that I would start this thread as I have had an accident prone day. This morning when filling the teapot I managed to miss the hole & only half my hot water went in the pot, the rest was poured over the work surface & the hob. I was later making coffee and dropped the jar when putting...
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    Solar energy producing beach umbrellas
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    Where to holiday abroad when you live in Turkey

    I was wondering where people went on holiday to once they have moved to Turkey fulltime. I know lots of people will go back to their home country to visit family etc, but where else do people go & when? I am thinking that in the wintertime I may need a sun holiday somewhere warmer & in August I...
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    Sandstorm forecast

    Has anyone heard any more about the sandstorm forecast to possibly hit Alanya? I saw this (sorry link is in Turkish).
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    Dask & home insurance renewal with HSBC

    My dask & home insurance is due for renewal next week. I have received 2 text messages which state that HSBC will contact me to renew. Does anyone know if they are actually getting around to contacting people in the UK during Covid or should I try to get in contact with my branch? I have...
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    Barred from work after travel to Japan due to Coronavirus

    Just had to help my daughter out. She has returned from a holiday in Japan today, only to be told not to go into work for 14 days. She works as a carer for just one client. This has left her financially struggling to pay her bills this month. Not only has she lost 2 weeks salary, but she had...
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    New trams for Antalya Municipality

    Saw this article on the Railway Pro news letter
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    New British Airways London Gatwick to Antalya direct route launched today

    I had totally missed this, but luckily for me my daughter told me about it tonight. British Airways have released direct flights from Gatwick to Antalya, starting on 30th April next year & going up until almost the end of September. Currently you can get return flights for just under £140. You...
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    I need some more paint & do not have a car, so I have asked the caretaker/gardener to take me to the shop. The shop is only about 5 minutes down the road. How much do you think that I should tip him?
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    New property valuations for foreign buyers

    Saw this article on Antalya A circular published by the TKGM (Turkish General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre) on the 15th of February has announced that from the 4th of March 2019, foreign property buyers in Turkey will need a real estate appraisal report citing the value...
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    Shopping in Metro

    I believe that you need a card to shop in Metro. Does anyone know if you can get one of these in store? We are going to be in Alanya tomorrow & I have seen a water heater on their website that I was hoping to get.
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    I have felt 2 earthquakes in the past few days. We just holiday here at our villa for about 8 weeks a year. We have only felt one previous earthquake in the last 13 years. Do you get used to it if you live here permanently? We are in Cenger, nr Manavgat.
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    Hsbc phone number

    Does anyone know the non premium rate phone number for HSBC. I need to phone them to get access to my internet banking again following their upgrades. I can only see a 0850 number, which I believe is premium rate & could cost a lot to phone from the UK
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    Shopping for a gas heater

    Can anyone tell me where I can buy a portable gas heater in the Side/Manavgat area.
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    Vodafone UK now great for in Turkey

    I have recently changed my mobile contract in the UK to Vodafone, as they let's me use all my minutes & text & 2gb of data in Turkey. They have just changed their plans & the new ones let you use all your data in Turkey. Shame they changed it too late for me. I have noticed that they do 30day...
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    Shanty Beach

    Does anyone know if the Shanty Beach is open for the new season & whether they can still sell alcohol? We are coming over to our villa tomorrow & usually like a night out in Side at some point in our holiday. If they are still serving cocktails then I will need to book a hotel for a night, so...
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    Property renovations

    We have now owned our villa for 10 years & it is now in need of some home improvements. Can anyone recommend someone? We are looking at changing some off the windows, re-tiling kitchen & under stairs area & possibly some feature wall, replacing kitchen & redoing the roof over our patio area...
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