The Didim foreigners help desk opened its doors some time ago after the local need for the service became apparent. Staffed by volunteers, the office and telephone lines were manned every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 2 hours each day to help support the residents with any problems they may face.
Recently it has been announced that the help desk will now reduce its hours to just 2 hours a week and will now only be open from 2pm to 4pm on Wednesdays.
This news is extremely disappointing for many of the Didim residents who sometimes struggle with language barriers etc. and often need unbiased advice from native speakers.
Not far away in Akbuk, a group of residents there are manning a helpdesk from within the Belediye building on a Monday from 11-1, Wednesday 2-4 and Friday 2-4.
Luckily for Didim and the surrounding areas Kuşadası’s Foreign Citizens Advice Centre is close at hand.
Open from Monday to Friday 10am until 5pm, with a 24 hour contact telephone helpline, comprehensive website and live online chat facility, the association welcomes enquiries from foreign citizens from all over the country and abroad.
You can e-mail the Advice Centre at: firstname.lastname@example.org where your enquiry will be normally be answered within one working day. Alternatively you can visit the website at www.adviceturkey.org call them on 0256 612 3207 or fax them on +44 7092 986 586. If calling from abroad you will be pleased to know you can also call them in the UK or Ireland on the following numbers.
Ireland: 01 6571475