Bill paying made easy

You may or may not be aware that at the Foreign Citizens Advice Centre we run a free bill paying service. Whether you are currently...

Ancient harbor bath, imperial salon in Izmir waiting to be rescued

An archeological site consisting of a harbor bath and an imperial salon from Roman times in the Aegean province of Izmir is waiting to...

Ancient theater being unearthed in Izmir

An ancient theater in the Aegean city of Izmir, built when its name was Smyrna during the Hellenistic period and buried under soil 1,500...

Turkish students make feathery friends at school bird sanctuary

Ibrahim Karamanlioglu, the principal of the Nurullah Kocabiyik Primary in Aydin's Didim district, asked students a question four years ago: "If you had an...

Winter arrives this week as temperatures plunge across Turkey

Temperatures across Turkey are expected to plunge this week, including in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir, as rainy and windy weather continues across the country. In...

Wendy Coward aka Beatrice James – A Tribute

It was with great sadness to hear today about the passing of Wendy Coward aka Beatrice James who passed away in August. Beatrice James was...

Coins tossed into Virgin Mary pond prompt tax probe in Turkey’s west

Authorities are investigating what happens to coins tossed into a pond that lies at the feet of a Virgin Mary statue located inside the...

Turkey to stay on summer time all year round

This means Turkey will be three hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) in winter as well as summer and two hours ahead of...

Republic Day Bank Holiday

Please be aware: Next Monday (October 29th) is Republic Day which is a Bank Holiday, most official buildings will be closed all day. The Foreign...

Kusadasi Zetyin (Olive) Festival

Known as the motherland of the olive tree, anyone who visits Turkey will see olives, olive oil and olive oil products everywhere. In fact...

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