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Old 9th August 2014, 19:36   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, my first posting so be kind! Marooned in TRNC by property purchase since 1999 but have given up on Government corruption, nepotism, xenophobia etc; and I'm looking to relocate to Turkey. With the current regime is it any better? Thoughts please!
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Hello, my first posting so be kind! Marooned in TRNC by property purchase since 1999 but have given up on Government corruption, nepotism, xenophobia etc; and I'm looking to relocate to Turkey. With the current regime is it any better? Thoughts please!
Richard
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Please don't think it's better on the mainland-many people are leaving Turkey for the TRNC as life is much easier there.

We lived full time in the TRNC for two years-then on the mainland part time for eight/nine years-now back in the TRNC for eighteen months.

I know that the grass always seems greener on the other side-but seriously it isn't. Just look into the difficulties of obtaining a residence permit-compulsory health insurance etc etc.

What is even more worrying is the rising tide of Islamification.

And if you drink Efes-forget it!!!

Give me the TRNC-not perfect at all but life is so much easier there!!!

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We also moved from the mainland recently, and now living in TRNC, for the reasons named by Rosehillgirl. Life over in Turkey certainly isn't easier, and they do seem to make the rules up as they go along, there is rarely any consistency, so you don't know where you stand one year to the next, or one area to the next, and I know there are similar issue's in TRNC, but at least there is some support for the Brits in TRNC, the BRS working along side the interior minister to help make life better for the expats, along with other bodies. Basically, in Turkey, if you don't like it, you either accept it or move on. Good luck with whatever you decide to do. Sue xx
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Hi Brinsley and welcome to the forum. If you have a property in TRNC my advice would be to stay there, and no I'm not being awful. Living in Turkey is certainly no easier and probably about to become even less so.

Read Rosehillgirl & Suecheshires posts. They, like us, have first hand experience of living here. Constant rule changes, getting ripped off etc is very common in Turkey.

Yes it's beautiful, especially Fethiye (in my opinion) but we have lost the option to do visa runs, still available in TRNC. So to live here you have to do residency, now only available for one year at a time, probably so they can change all the rules every year LOL.

You need to do a lot more research on Turkey, both economically and politically before making your decision. Best of luck whatever you decide.
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