1. Tenpin

    News Some 57 pct of first marriages in Turkey ‘arranged marriages’

    Some 57 pct of first marriages in Turkey ‘arranged marriages’ Extract: A recent survey released on April 1 by the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK) has shown that 56.8 percent of...
  2. bickern

    Fatwa against underage marriages

    Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) has issued a fatwa against underage marriages, saying they “shattered the lives of children.” The fatwa, included in a release responding to frequently asked questions from the public, said underage marriage could never be approved from a...
  3. T

    Looking for help for Marriage in Belek

    Hi , thank you for accepting me to the group. I wondered if anyone can help with the process of getting married in Belek this July. I am booked to stay at Letoonia Golf resort on 17 July for 2 weeks and would love to get married whilst on holiday with family. We have been together for 12 years...
  4. B

    UK Banns Forced Marriages

    UK law banning forced marriage takes effect - Europe - Al Jazeera English This report is a couple of days old, but I think it is a law that should have been passed some time ago. I just hope that it is enforced whenever possible...
  5. G

    Another Marriage question - requirements

    Hello everyone, sorry if this is something you frequesntly see but I could really use some help. Basically, I have been with my partner for 2 years and we want to get married. He is Turkish. I have emailed and tried to ring the consulate in London, but cannot get any English speaker, or an...
  6. S

    Religious marriages in Turkey

    Can anyone tell me more about a 'religious' marriage in Turkey, please? I've heard that if a couple are serious about each other, they can have a religious marriage, by meeting with the Imam, and making a commitment before God. Do all couples in Turkey have a religious marriage AND an...
  7. K

    Getting Married Translate and Certify Papers

    Hello, I am planning to marry my Kurdish boyfriend and I understand that I need my documents translated and certified by the Turkish consulate before we can marry. Can anyone confirm which documents these are and if it can be done in England as I have heard that you can send them to the British...
  8. Yalides

    Should gay marriages be legalized?

    Not being religious then don`t see the need but if it makes people happy then why not.
  9. M

    Mixed marriages

    Hi. I am a christian man and have been 'dating' a muslim women and have fallen in love. We would like to marry. As I understand, the main reason that 'forbids' this is in case the man tries top convert the wife, and subsequent children, from Islam. I have been living in Turkey 5 years,am...
  10. pineapple1

    Priest Conducts fake Marriages

    Well its past a joke , But then nothing surprises me anymore Anything for money and greed . Vicar in major sham marriages scam -  UK News - MSN News UK
  11. Martyn

    Young marriages, do they work?

    We read a lot about young pregnancies these days which got me thinking about young marriages and your story. A lot of us on here are 40+ so may have a story to tell, happy or not. Mine is of success. We married when I was 22 and my wife was 17. We had two children by the time my wife was 20...
  12. Martyn

    Same sex marriages, agree or not?

    With the ban on same sex marriages in California I was wondering what is the opinion on here. Personally I don't like the idea but then I don't like the idea of same sex parents either. What is your opinion? Poll running.
  13. immac

    Births, Deaths & Marriages

    There does not seem to be anywhere, including local papers, that carries this information. With thousands of ex-pats living in Turkey there should be a source for this information. We should, perhaps, restrict it to events involving members of the forum and events happening in Turkey, otherwise...
  14. G

    1 in 5 marriages in Didim are between Turks and British!!

    Turkey and England become in-laws Thursday, June 9, 2005 IZMIR - Turkish Daily News The ratio of marriages between Britons and Turks, particularly English women and Turkish men, is swiftly rising in Didim, the popular tourist district in Turkey's western province of Aydın. According to the...
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