Coppelia in Ankara

Submitted by Bodrum Bulletin reader Ros Elliott-Özlek

I realise that Ankara is rather a long way from Bodrum, but I simply had to tell you about the Ankara State Ballet’s latest production which I had the chance to watch last month. Due to a series of ‘coincidences’, as often happens in Turkey, I met up with Özge Kınıklı from the ballet company and she got me in to see the dress rehearsal of Coppelia on the night before the première. There are only three more performances in April, so do try to catch it if you are in the capital city. Perhaps the company will tour it for the festivals during the summer, so it may even come to Bodrum, although we have no information about their touring programme as yet.


Snoring Should Not Reduce Your Quality Of Life

Article submitted by Ms. Deniz Gökova, Yabancı Hasta Departmanı, Özel Bodrum Hastanesi

Snoring is the vibration of respiratory structures and the resulting sound, due to obstructed air movement. The irregular airflow is caused by a passageway blockage and uncontrolled snoring is seen by 45% of the population. In some cases the sound may be soft, but in other cases, it can be loud and unpleasant. Snoring during sleep may be a sign, or first alarm of a health problem and snorers can sometimes suffer severe impairment of lifestyle.


The Joy of Hands-on Gardening

Submitted by Bodrum Bulletin reader Ceylan

Do you ever wonder what a garden is? Or think why one gardens? Well, I do. Also, I often find myself wondering why I am so attached to my garden. Why all that emotional investment if not the amount of time, energy and often money spend on it. Besides it requires plenty of patience and responsibility: One cannot just walk away from it during the scorching heat spells of the local summers and say “oh well I do need a break” and, hop on a boat and enjoy the beauty of the pristine coves of Gökova Bay on a whim. I often find myself staring at those tens of gulets passing by my view during the summer days and promise myself that I too will be on one of them next year that never comes.


Q221: Official Yabancı Kimlik Card

Q221: I have found my Yabancı Kimlik Number online, but is it possible to get a card with this number on? Or is the only option keeping it on a piece of paper?

A221.1: In our village we have a gentleman called Musti who has a printing shop. We gave him our passports and he found our Kimlik number for us and created a laminated card with our passport info, including photograph and kimlik number on. It cost 2.5tl. Obviously we trust him with our passport info as he is a good friend and resides permanently in the village. A great many people in Turunc have availed themselves of this service. The card is credit card size so it fits easily into a wallet or purse. It might be worth enquiring in your area even if you just have your kimlik number on the card. --Pamela

A221.2: We got a card with the number on at the tax office, on the highway in Bodrum. --Bill

A221.3: I suggest you write your Kimlik number on the inside cover of your Residency Permit, Therefore you have your i.d number and picture and address all in one place if requested to show it to any official... --Martin

A221.4: I just wrote mine on the inside of my resident permit book. --Tom

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Q220: Automatic one year residency

Q220: Whilst reading on line I came across something saying property owners in Turkey can get an automatic acceptance for a one year residency permit which can be continually kept year on year if still the property owner. Does anyone have any information on this?

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