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Old 18th July 2014, 16:04   #1 (permalink)
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I want to move to akbuk

Hi, first time on this forum. I would like to move to akbuk & was wondering if you guys can help & advise me how to go about this. Me my wife & 3 kids age 8-6-2.

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living cost ect
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Old 18th July 2014, 17:09   #2 (permalink)
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Re: I want to move to akbuk

Hi and welcome to the forum.
I think members may be reticent about replying because there is just sooooo much information you need!
I think the best bet would be for you to use the "search" facility on the top menu bar to look for information on all three of those subjects.

Briefly though:

Schools; similar to UK with private and state school options. Some are great and some are very Islamic but either way your kids will need to Speak Turkish.

Doctors; The medical services here are generally of a very high standard and again, like the UK there are state and private options.

Living costs are much lower than the UK generally but it all depends on how you would like to live. Running a car is expensive though.

One recommendation, when you move here be sure to rent for a year to be sure you like the area, the culture and the weather all year round! Try BEFORE you buy

All the best, Sal
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Hi, first time on this forum. I would like to move to akbuk & was wondering if you guys can help & advise me how to go about this. Me my wife & 3 kids age 8-6-2.

Schools
doctors
living cost ect

Sounds like you have not just picked Akbuk out of a hat :-)

I lived there for 8 years, there are schools & British kids (boys & girls) are in them. I have friends who have a daughter in one. I think she is about 11 now but started 3 or 4 years back. If I remember it took her a few months to settle but now "one of the crew" so to speak. Fluent in Turkish, the right age to learn. As for education & is it like for like, I do not know.

Doctors? Yes
Chemist? Yes
A car (in my mind) is a must. Not only that but with a car you car go a bit further out for a cheaper property.
Plenty on here from Akbuk & Yesiltepe which is between Akbuk & Didim.

Bang on place, a word of warning. As nice as the sea looks there is has a strong under current, which has taken lives.

Personally if this is "long tem" & with kids, I would not be aiming for an apartment or a complex. It would be a stand alone villa bought off a Brit, but that's just me.
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Old 18th July 2014, 18:55   #4 (permalink)
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Re: I want to move to akbuk

Will you be able to support your family without working in Turkey? It is not in the EU and you cannot work without a work permit. I lived in Turkey for 5 years and apart from Council Tax, I find the UK comparable in the cost of living, with a far better choice of food in the UK and cheaper meat and fish. Good luck with your plans, but please do your research and don't take the word of a local when it comes to being able to work and how easy things are. The bureaucracy is a nightmare.

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Personally I think unless you've made a real in depth enquiry to moving taking a wife & three young children its a mammoth decision !!! You CANT work, You Pay for EVERYTHING!! ie medical treatment, schooling, all the things we in the UK take for granted aren't available free in Turkey let alone Akbuk!!! Akbuk is a lovely scenic spot BUT without transport you WILL be isolated & if you move outside for cheaper accommodation you become vulnerable to local unsavoury types ie Burglars etc which can be very traumatic .. The. Other forum absolutelyaltinkum.co.uk will give you a lot more info. I wish you luck & I'm sorry but I feel you NEED to rethink & as already advised RENT first don't lay out large sums until your 100% certain it's for you!!!
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Ps Good Luck think, then THINK again ...Sorry to sound negative I'm NOT a negative person but I Am a realist !!
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Re: I want to move to akbuk

Whatever you decide if you are buying don't even think of paying any money until you have Tapu, that's the deeds for the property.

It's a lovely place but very quiet,
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Whatever you decide if you are buying don't even think of paying any money until you have Tapu, that's the deeds for the property.

It's a lovely place but very quiet,
Very true & many Turks have holiday homes there. A very friendly place, along with a good mixture of people. Could be a bit quiet for the kids but kids always mix & find things to do.

A couple who move to Turkey need to be 100% committed to it, with three children it must go up to 140%. The family I know, their daughter went through a bad period of home sickness. I doubt now if that daughter would want to live back in the UK, that's how well she has integrated.
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I live in Akbuk if there is anything I can help you with please ask .

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Thank you for all your help. I dont have no plans to work as I would be getting a income coming from the uk but on average what would the living cost be for me & my famiky with school etc. It would be better to rent first. I would like to do all my homw work and be 140% thank you very much for all you feed back
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Thank you for all your help. I dont have no plans to work as I would be getting a income coming from the uk but on average what would the living cost be for me & my famiky with school etc. It would be better to rent first. I would like to do all my homw work and be 140% thank you very much for all you feed back
There are more qualified people on here than me to answer your Qs. It was only my wife & I who lived there. A better place I could not name. And we lived like Lords!!!

When you have "worked out the figures", I would add at least 2K for the first year sweeteners for the kids. I have four & learned that a few bob or a toy puts them in the "seen but not heard mode".

I wish you well.
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