Dear Readers

So far 2013 has been a really busy year at The Ege Eye head office in Kusadasi. This is down in part to our growing readership base which is now into the several thousands. We have strived to bring you up to date news and information on the issues that affect visitors to the country and residents alike and from the feedback we get from you we seem to be doing a reasonably good job.
As a result of your extensive enquiries on a specific range of matters, and in association with The Foreign Citizens Advice Centre, we will be conducting public awareness campaigns on the important issues that face regular visitors to the country including property ownership, inheritance, healthcare and visa & residence requirements.
We are putting together detailed fact sheets on topics of general interest and these will become available on the Advice Articles section of our online version of the paper at so look out for them. If you haven’t already done so you can register your e-mail address with us and we will send you the full copy of the paper free of charge each month to your inbox. You can also select to receive more detailed information on the subjects which are of particular importance to you. Please note that the monthly edition contains many articles that do not appear on the main pages of the website so it’s worth signing up for.

Although as a result of our continued growth, it is still with a little sadness that we will be missing the day-to-day company of our local Editor, Rita Cooper. Given the dramatic increase in readership from Ireland and the UK, Rita has taken up the post of General Editor of the printed and online Ege Eye from our new branch office near Edinburgh in Scotland as we put together plans to provide news and information not only to our loyal Kusadasi readership base but to the West coast of Turkey as a whole and a little later on to the foreign visitors and residents throughout the entire country.
As in Turkey, advisers from The Citizens Advice Centre will also be available at that location for enquiries of a more individual nature. Although not yet open to the public it is planned to make the office available to visitors who wish to meet the branch staff in person but for the moment you can still reach them easily through the existing contact points.
Thankfully, with the benefit of technology we, and all of you, can keep in regular touch with Rita and her colleagues by e-mail, phone, Skype, online chat and through the Ege Eye Facebook pages where thousands of you already follow the news and views. As our expansion continues she will still be a regular visitor to Kusadasi and play a major part in The Ege Eye’s development so look out for her next time she is in town.

On that bittersweet news join me in raising a glass to her and wish her well in her new adventure.


Cheers !!!

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