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  • I feel this is just a way of advertising your business ( Why bump up a post from 2014 otherwise? The visa on arrival is still currently available for some nationalities albeit at a greater cost than obtaining it online before travel (e.g UK passpo…
  • Alethia has given you some excellent advice. For a hotel in a very convenient location for exploring the area and close to the centre, museum, 5M Migros shopping mall, the aquarium and on bus routes have a look at the Rixos Downtown in Konyaalti. ht…
  • Aysun is also very friendly and incredibly helpful. I know her from when I first moved here and she was a mine of useful information.
  • Alethia has already provided the link to the gov.uk site with the information. Make sure the affadvit is completed in Turkish as this covers a lot of the documents tat used to have to get traslated individually. Still bring them all with you though …
  • Also make sure all your documents match exactly. A friend recently had difficulties as on one document both his father's forenames were given and on another only one. He had to get the documents to match which cost him money and time.
  • Sorry I was very busy with end of term stuff..... It cost us 80 Lira for the marriage ceremony at the local office - this was in Konyaalti, Antalya. However the charges go up if the registrar has to come to a venue. There are always registered tran…
  • I would also ad that the it's the Governors Office close to the Akdeniz University not the one in the centre of Antalya. It's in the same complex as the GÖC office (Foreigners Department). Do make sure that everything on your documents matches exact…
  • Preethi04 it will be old currency and no longer legal tender. It is not even worth 1 lira as the currency was changed several years ago (2005-2009). So 1,000,000 Turkish Lira became 1 Lira. Currently the bank note you have is worth : 0.17 US Doll…
  • Yep! As there is far to often a sad ending to these.
  • Further update: Today at 10:08 AM Dear Clare, Thank you for your help with trying to locate Nathan Handley. He has now been found safe and well in Istanbul. With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year. Revd David O'Brien
  • Hi Alethia I contacted the church and Reverend through the website http://www.oxonchurch.co.uk/ The original letter was addressed to the church community. Apparently he did go to the consulate and was booked into a hotel until fit to fly but that…
  • I emailed the Reverend David O'Brien at Oxon Church, Shrewsbury that had sent the letter regarding this man to ask for further information and this is the reply: Dear Clare, thank you for your response about Nathan. the only picture I am aware of is…
  • Maybe because it's a closed group I have asked for further information from the original poster and will update when I get it.
  • It was posted on a FB group I am a member of here in Antalya https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10208311222077639&set=gm.857932214304405&type=3&theater
  • Timmy yes rather enthusiastic ) I work so my winters are plenty busy enough!! Very like the UK just less rain and no snow except when I lived in Konya!! Sea temperatures are probably better in September when the searing heat of July/August has gone.…
  • Having lived in Bodrum I can confirm what Alethia has said. Most bars close down at the end of October. Those that stay open are very few and generally quiet. Certainly not party places. January really is probably one of the worst times of year to …
  • First of all Antalya is beautiful! Temperatures are generally around the high 20s deg C but there is a chance of storms or showers. Evenings can start to get chilly so worth making sure you have cardigans etc - I'm sure you'll have them for leaving …
  • I am actually speechless over this one!!
  • Oh my yes I can!! It would be chaos. This year has been extra long though......
  • Bless them but the pressure will be on for the exams particularly the TEOG. We have lost nearly 3 weeks of learning already. No news as to whether the exam dates have been changed to allow for this. A very long winter indeed. I guess there will jus…
  • Just realised I made a huge mistake - sorry the holiday is September not October. I blame the heat.... Alethia the school year hasn't even started yet due to all the extras.... but exam dates remain the same and there will now be hardly any break un…
  • Unfortunately Migros is no longer able to help the way they were. As far as I can gather a local manager took the decision before checking with head office. Think he got into a bit of trouble - bless him/her though. The good news is a local catering…
  • The group now has a website http://carepackagesforsyrianrefugees.com/ I agree totally with you about the 'oil rich' states..... Word has just been received that these people are not allowed on the boats with any baggage at all - it's being thrown i…
  • Alethia it's heartbreaking. I am sure the mods here are of much better fibre. It seems to be just one forumite reporting all the posts on the other forum and they are automatically removed. Currently there are 2 million refugees in Turkey and I wou…
  • This is the official government website https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ Others charge you more or don't deliver the visa.
    in Turkey Visa Comment by Clare July 2015
  • Visa fees depend on your nationality. Only purchase from the link given in the previous post. Several "middle man" websites have appeared looking very like the official government site but charging a lot more and a longer delay in receiving your vis…
  • One of the best restaurants in the area for decent reasonably priced Turksih food is Zetas Seray in the neighbouring resort of Gumbet. You can get a dolmus there from the bus station and they run every 10 minutes or so. The fare is about 2.5 lira ea…
  • Hi Salma

    Depends on what you want from the surrounding area.

    Do you just want beach? Near to town? On the transport routes?

    Antalya is a huge area with many different resorts and areas.

    The Konya…