tiistai 25. helmikuuta 2014

Naimisiinmeno Turkissa

lähde: Facebook, Binnur's turkish Cookbook
Naimisiinmenossa huipentuu monen morsiamen prinsessaunelmat. Sen prinsessaunelman lisäksi siihen liittyy
edeltävästi, ja joskus jälkikäteenkin jonkun verran paperitöitä ;)

tässä linkki äskettäin päivitettyihin ohjeisiin, eli YellAli ja mitä pitää tietää jos aiot mennä naimisiin Turkissa


lauantai 22. helmikuuta 2014

Terveysuutisia Turkissa uutisoituina

 Lähde Hürriyet Daily News:

Full moon affects sleep cycle, says new research


The findings of a new study add to evidence that humans, despite the comforts of civilized world, still respond to the geophysical rhythms of the moon. REUTERS photo
The findings of a new study add to evidence that humans, despite the comforts of civilized world, still respond to the geophysical rhythms of the moon. REUTERS photo
Many people complain about poor sleep around the full moon, and now a report appearing in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, on July 25 offers some of the first convincing scientific evidence to suggest that this really is true. The findings add to evidence that humans, despite the comforts of civilized world, still respond to the geophysical rhythms of the moon, driven by a circalunar clock, reported Sciencedaily.com

“The lunar cycle seems to influence human sleep, even when one does not ‘see’ the moon and is not aware of the actual moon phase,” said Christian Cajochen of the Psychiatric Hospital of the University of Basel.

About the new study

In the new study, the researchers studied 33 volunteers in two age groups in the lab while they slept. Their brain patterns were monitored while sleeping, along with eye movements and hormone secretions.

The data show that around the full moon, brain activity related to deep sleep dropped by 30 percent.

People also took five minutes longer to fall asleep, and they slept for twenty minutes less time overall.

Study participants felt as though their sleep was poorer when the moon was full, and they showed diminished levels of melatonin, a hormone known to regulate sleep and wake cycles.

“This is the first reliable evidence that a lunar rhythm can modulate sleep structure in humans” researchers were quoted as saying by Sciencedaily.com.

Turkey’s 6th transplant performed in Antalya

ANTALYA – Anadolu Agency

DHA Photo
DHA Photo
Turkish doctors at Akdeniz University performed the country’s sixth face transplant surgery on Aug. 23.
Dr. Ömer Özkan of Akdeniz University Hospital in Turkey’s southern province of Antalya and his team have started to transplant the face of braindead Muhittin Turan onto a 54-year-old Turkish patient, Salih Üstün. Turan, aged 31, had a motorbike accident on Aug. 21, and suffered brain death at the hospital. The family of Turan decided to donate his organs.

Prof. Dr. Ömer Özkan, surgeon at the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department at the Akdeniz University Hospital in Antalya, who also performed the first and fourth face transplantation surgeries in Turkey, came to the hospital on Aug. 22 at 11 p.m. to harvest the face of Turan.

 Turan’s scalp, eyelids, jaw and maxilla, nose and half his tongue were harvested by Dr. Özkan during a successful operation which lasted about 8 hours.

Arriving at the hospital at 7:15 a.m. on Aug. 23, Dr. Ozkan said to a journalist that, “everything is OK.” The operation of the face transplantation started at 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 23 and was expected to be completed later that night.

Turkey’s Face Transplant History

Turkey’s face transplantation adventure began when the family of Ahmet Kaya, who committed suicide on Jan. 21, 2012, donated his face. The face removed from Kaya was transplanted to 19-year-old Ugur Acar, whose face was almost completely seared by a burning blanket when he was only 40 days old.
The successful operation, a first in Turkish plastic surgery history, put Prof. Dr. Ömer Özkan and his team in the spotlight of the international and Turkish media.

The second face transplantation surgery in Turkey was performed at Ankara’s Hacettepe University on Cengiz Gul while the third one occurred on March 17, 2012 at Ankara’s Gazi University.

Sweden best country to grow old: UN

GENEVA - Agence France-Presse

Sweden is known for its generous welfare state and shown as the best country to grow old, according to study. Norway follows Sweden on the list. AP Photo
Sweden is known for its generous welfare state and shown as the best country to grow old, according to study. Norway follows Sweden on the list. AP Photo
Sweden is the best place to grow old and Afghanistan the worst, according to a UN-backed study on Oct. 1 that warns many countries are ill-prepared to deal with the old age time bomb.

In a rapidly greying world, the Global AgeWatch Index, the first of its kind, found that Sweden, known for its generous welfare state, followed by Norway and Germany were best equipped to deal with the challenges of an ageing population.

How countries care for their senior citizens will become increasingly important as the number of people over the age of 60 is set to soar from some 809 million today to more than two billion by 2050 when they will account for more than one in five people on the planet, the report said.

The survey ranked many African and South Asian countries as the worst places to be retired, with Tanzania, Pakistan and Afghanistan rounding out the bottom three.

The index was compiled by the HelpAge International advocacy group and the UN Population Fund in a bid to provide much-needed data on ageing populations worldwide.

It ranked the social and economic wellbeing of the elderly in 91 countries, by comparing data from the World Health Organization and other global agencies on older people’s incomes, health, education, employment and their environments.

Top 10 is as follows: 1. Sweden 2. Norway 3. Germany 4. Netherlands 5. Canada 6. Switzerland 7. New Zealand 8. USA 9. Iceland 10. Japan Britain came in at 13, ahead of Australia (14) and France (18).

Bottom 10 includes 82. Honduras 83. Montenegro 84. West Bank and Gaza 85. Nigeria 86. Malawi 87. Rwanda 88. Jordan 89. Pakistan 90. Tanzania 91. Afghanistan. Turkey is ranked 70th in the study.

Over 3,300 children seek help for substance addiction in Turkey

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency

The number of children requesting help in battling drug or alcohol addiction was 3,377, while 328 of them received in-patient treatment. DHA photo
The number of children requesting help in battling drug or alcohol addiction was 3,377, while 328 of them received in-patient treatment. DHA photo
More than 3,300 children in Turkey have applied for substance addiction treatment within the last year, the Turkish health minister has said.

The number of children requesting help in battling drug or alcohol addiction was 3,377, while 328 of them received in-patient treatment, Minister Mehmet Müezzinoğlu has said, responding to a written petition filed by Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) Van deputy Özdal Üçer.

There are only three Children and Teenage Substance Addiction Research and Treatment Centers (ÇEMATEM) in Turkey for now, but the ministry plans to open new facilities, including one in the eastern province of Van, the minister added.

Currently, there are only ÇEMATEMs in Istanbul, İzmir and Diyarbakır, so children and teenagers suffering from substance addiction are treated at 25 Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Centers (AMATEM) across the country.

Müezzinoğlu said three new AMATEMs went online last year and that the ministry planned to inaugurate new ones before the end of 2013.

HIV/AIDS patient number nearly 7,000 in Turkey

ANKARA - Anadolu Agency

The number of recorded HIV patients in Turkey has reached 6,800, 1,096 of whom are diagnosed with AIDS, according to Health Ministry statistics.

Some 46.1 percent of cases of the infection in Turkey result from heterosexual sexual intercourse, 9.9 of cases result from homosexual sexual intercourse, and 1.9 of cases result from intravenous drug use, according to the ministry.

HIV most frequently occurs in the 20 to 49 age range in Turkey, while 72 percent of all patients are male. The first HIV patient in Turkey was identified in 1985, since when the number of patients has increased every year.

Some 35.3 million people live with the infection globally, according to the World Health Organization.
However, the head of the infection department of Gazi University’s medical faculty, Prof. Dr. Firdevs Aktaş, said this number was only the tip of the iceberg. Recorded numbers of the disease should not be evaluated as actual numbers, as many patients hide their sickness because of social pressure.

“There are people who have the obsession of being infected and there are others who tend to hide and deny the sickness. It is also widespread for some to say, ‘nothing will happen to me.’ The main reason is society’s exclusion of HIV/AIDS patients,” Aktaş said.

She said the main reason for the spread of the infection was sexual intercourse without the use of a condom.

Aktaş also emphasized that AIDS was not a terminal illness anymore, but had become a chronic disease requiring the use of daily pills.

Eläimet ja Turkki

Turkey to introduce prison sentences for cruelty to animals

İZMİR – Anadolu Agency

The penalty for killing animals will be increased to two years in prison.
The penalty for killing animals will be increased to two years in prison.
The penalty for killing animals through torture will be increased to two years in jail with a new legal amendment.

Previously, the law on the protection of animals only stipulated fines, but animal rights activists have long demanded prison terms be introduced for those found guilty of such crimes.

The new draft law is set to be discussed at the Parliamentary Environment Commission.

The fines for 21 other crimes against animals have also been increased. The highest possible fine is 15,226 Turkish Liras and is given for “any action that causes the extinction of a species.” The lowest fine is 89 liras for “those who fail to take measures or comply with the rules during the ownership and maintenance of animals.”

The fine on private television stations and state television station TRT for failing to broadcast educational programs about animals for at least 2 hours per month has increased to 9,133 liras for each month. The fines will be imposed if the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) finds that these rules have been breached.

Other fines are as follows: Those who do not register their cat or dog to municipalities will be fined 454 liras. Those who abandon a pet that cannot adapt to life in the wild will be fined 302 liras. Those who make animals fight will be fined 2,281 liras.

torstai 20. helmikuuta 2014

Osmaaniaikaisia maalauksia 3D-tekniikalla käsiteltynä

Häkellyttävä video, en oikein tiedä miten siihen suhtautuisin. Osmaaniaikaista taidetta on käsitelty 3D-tekniikan avulla "eläväksi". Mukana on 30 kuuluisaa maalausta.

Osmanlı Tablolarının Photoshop ile Canlandırılması

lähde: Facebook, Binnur's Turkish Cookbook

Ja jotain pysyvämpää ja muuttumattomampaa eli

tuolla videolla näkyy myös vanhaa taidetta.

lauantai 8. helmikuuta 2014


Alanyasta löytyi tuttavan vinkin perusteella HopLop-tyylinen pieni lastenjuhlien ja syntymäpäivien viettoon tarkoitettu Belis Cafe.

Belis Cafe Oyun Parkı ve Doğum Günü Salonu

Youtubessa oli videokin aiheeseen liittyen 

tiistai 4. helmikuuta 2014

Työlupa Turkkiin, konkretia, hinnat yms

Alla on Turkin valtion alaisen instanssin työlupaan liittyvää valmista lainattua tekstiä ja ohjeistusta. Tähän alle olen kirjoittanut suomeksi osan tuota valmiiksi englanniksi käännetystä versiosta. Halusin kuitenkin laittaa alkuperäisen englanninkielisen koska voit itse tulkita englanninkielisestä tekstiä niin kuin haluat, sillä käännöstaitoni on joka tapauksessa rajallinen. Ja tekstilinkkien kautta pääset eteenpäin.

Huom. muista hakea työlupaa vähintään 8 viikkoa ennen tarvetta.

Turkkilainen työlupa - miksi se on niin tärkeä

Ulkomaalaiset jotka tyäskentelevät Turkissa , joko jossakin yrityksessä tai yrittäjänä, tarvitsevat virallisen työluvan. Ilman työlupaa tyäskenteleminen luokitellaan laittomaksi työskentelyksi.

Ei juridisia oikeuksia
(en suomenna)

Mitä tapahtuu jos jäät kiinni työskentelemisestä ilman työlupaa

Työskentely Turkissa ilman työlupaa on erittäin vakava asia. Jos ulkomaalainen henkilö työskentelee Turkissa laittomasti niin seurauksena tästä on karkotus, tai joissakin tapauksissa sakko tai molemmat.

Viranomaiset eivät hyväksy työskentelyä. Poliisilla ja Jandarmalla on oikeus pidättää ja vangita laittomat työntekijät ja karkottaa heidät kotimaahansa. Karkotettu ei voi palata Turkkiin kahdeksaan (8) vuoteen. Tämän lisäksi he eivät myöskään voi jatkossa saada oleskelulupaa Turkkiin.

Sakkojen määrät

Ulkomaalaiselle joka työskentelee ilman työlupaa - 679TL

Yrittäjä joka työskentelee ilman työlupaa - 2 717 TL

Mikäli kyseessä oleva laiton työskentely on toistuvaa niin maksut tuplataan.
Työantajalle, joka palkkaa työntekijän laittomasti - 6.795 TL / työntekijä

Exceptional Cases -otsikon alta löydät poikkeustapaukset, jotka näet työministeriön sivuilta englanninkielisenä myös tästä linkistä csgb.gov.tr
Niitä ovat mm
-jos olet ollut Turkissa ja naimisissa turkkilaisen kanssa ja avioliitto on kestänyt vähintään 3 vuotta niin tällöin voit hakea poikkeuslupaa
-mikäli olet asettunut asumaan Turkkiin, avioliittosi on kestänyt vähintään 3 vuotta mutta päättynyt sen jälkeen, ja oleskelusi Turkissa on laillista. "asettunut asumaan" otsikon alle katsotaan mm ulkomaalaisen turkkilaistuneet lapset...

Näihin ammatteihin ei voi saada työlupaa, ne on suojattu turkkilaisille itselleen:
-mm. sukellus, merenkulku, laivalla työskentely, louhinta, matkatoimiston johtaminen, kätilö, hammaslääkäri, eläinlääkäriapteekkari, optikkosairaalan johtaja, tuomari, asianajaja, syyttäjä, vartija, ja notaari.

Turkish work permit - why it is so important

3rd February 2014 Foreigners who work in Turkey, whether it be for a company or their own business, need to have an official work permit. Otherwise working without a work permit it is classed as 'working illegally'.

No legal rights

The results of working without a work permit mean you are not entitled to any legal or social security rights. Therefor you will not receive health or maternity insurance paid for by your employer. If an accident was to happen at work, you will not be compensated for any work accident or occupational hazards.

If there is an 'employer-employee disagreement' - You cannot apply to the court. If the employer choses to dismiss the employee without a work permit, they are not eligible to any severance pay.

Also there is no guarantee that your salary will be paid to you.

What happens if you are found to be working with no permit?

Working in Turkey without a work permit is a very serious issue.  If a foreign person is working illegally in Turkey then the consequences for this is deportation or in some cases they will incur a fine or both.

The authorities take a very dim view on those working illegally.  The police and Jandarma have the power to arrest those working illegally and put them into prison and then deport them back to their homeland.

Those who have been deported will not be able to return to Turkey for 8 years. Further to this they will never be granted a residence permit to live in Turkey.

How much are the fines?

For foreigners who work without a work permit - 679TL
For the foreigners who work independently without a work permit - 2 717 TL
In case of repetition, administrative fines will be doubled.
For those who employ foreigners without a work permit, the fine per foreigner is - 6.795 TL

Make sure you are working legally

It is very important for a person working in Turkey to know they have obtained a work permit from the employer. A foreigner who has been granted a permit to work in Turkey will have a stamp in their residency book.

There are four main working permits issued to foreigners:

Work permits for a definite period of time

This permit is typically issued for the duration of one year. After this time it can be extended by up to three years providing it is for the same job with the same employer. It is then possible to extend this permit for a further three years, valid for work with any employer provided the profession remains the same.

Under certain conditions the spouse and children of a foreigner legally employed in Turkey will be entitled to the fixed term work permit. They must have lived together consistently for at least five years.

Working permission for an indefinite period of time

This type of permit may be granted to those foreigners who have been residing in Turkey legally and uninterruptedly for at least eight years or have completed a total working period of six years in Turkey.

Independent Work Permit

An independent work permit is available to foreigners setting up a business operation, and have also lived consistently in Turkey for at least five years. They need to show that their business will create employment opportunities or contribute to local economic development. If they qualify, a Certificate of Application for Independent Work Permit is issued. This is valid for three months, during which time the business is set up and the trade register record submitted to the department.

Exceptional Cases

There are exceptional cases whereby a foreigner is automatically eligible for a work permit. Those Foreigners who are married to Turkish citizens is classed as an exceptional case. There are over ten exceptional circumstances, which can be seen here

 What jobs can foreigners do in Turkey?

Those seeking work in Turkey and chose to work without a permit, need to be aware that even if they do find an employer that will hire them without a permit, spot visits by the police and Jandarma are carried out routinely.

The results and sanctions of illegal employment in Turkey being as they are, it is advisable to acquire a work permit before starting your career in Turkey.

Työluvan haku, konkreettisesti ja hintoineen:

From the 1st of April 2014 all foreigners applying for a 'first time' work permit must file an application in their own country to the Consulate of 
the Republic of Turkey. (Turkish Consulate)

Required documents:-
• Passport with a minimum validity of one year & a copy of their passport (photograph page)
• Visa application form to be filled in capital letters
 Please click here for PDF or here for MS WORD formats.
• A photograph,
• A proof of a job offer normally in the form of a letter from the prospective employer,
• Visa fee (271 GBP) in cash or by postal order/company cheque made payable to "Turkish Consulate General", plus work permit document fee of 50 GBP (1 year)

Applications should be made to the Turkish Consulate at least eight weeks prior to your intended start date.

Applying for a work permit before the 1st of April 2014

Occupations banned to foreigners

Diving, maritime navigation, working on ships, extracting wreckage, exportation of fish, other sea creatures, sand and pebbles
Working as executive director in travel agencies
Professional occupations: midwife, dentist, vet, career, pharmacist, optician, executive director in hospitals, judge, lawyer, prosecutor, security guard, notary

sunnuntai 2. helmikuuta 2014


Tässä muutamia blogeja ja sivustoja jotka käsittelevät tavalla tai toisella Istanbulia.

Kun selasin erästä sivua niin päädyin siltä sivulta toiselle ja niin edelleen, kunnes tulin tälle sivustolle. Kun

kuva: çiğdem buğa blogissaan Meddah
katselin kuvia niin tuli jopa elävän tuntuisia hajumielikuvia :DD sillä mikään ei ole ollut verrattavissa Alanyassa tapaamieni hevosten hajuun :D voit itse kokeilla onko se miellyttävä vai epämiellyttävä, mutta kuvista tuo haju nousi mieleen. Ja samoin nousi mieleen myös lämpö, äänet ja monet  muut ihanat asiat. Tässä siis omalla tavallaan mielenkiintoinen blogi.

kirjoittaja çiğdem buğa ja blogi Meddah

Tässä toinen Istanbul-blogi Istanbul for 91 days
Blogi kertoo kahden miehen kolmen kuukauden matkasta Istanbulin ihmeelliseen maailmaan. Sivustolla on myös mm. Istanbulin kartta.
Istanbulista laajasti kertova sivusto The Guide Istanbul
Sivustolat löytyy myös opas mm lasten aktiviteetteihin. Lisäksi siellä on paljon upeita kuvia ja kaikkea mahdollista terveyspalveluoppaasta huvituksiin ja finanssineuvontaan.

Sivusto Istanbul answers
esittelee mm puhelimen käyttöä, julkista liikennettä, matkamuistoasioita, yöpymistä ja paljon, paljon muutakin. sivulla näkyy myös Istanbulin kellonaika ja säätieto.

Sitten karttoihin. Niissä on hieman eri ominaisuuksia sekä erilaisia liitteitä ko sivuilla ja siksi ne ovat valikoituneet tähän. Katso ja valitse se joka auttaa sinua parhaiten.

Printable Tourist Maps of Istanbul

Google Map of Istanbul, Turkey - Nations Online Project

Istanbul Map - Interactive Map of Istanbul - Sacred Destinations

Map of Istanbul - Lonely Planet

maps . istanbul haritası . istanbul FULL MAP - EuroAve

Online Map of Istanbul - World Time Clock & Map

klikkaamalla kuvaa saat sen suuremmaksi

Network Maps - ISTANBUL ULASIM :)

IETT - Istanbul Electricity, Tramway and Tunnel General Management

Getting Around in Istanbul by Metro, Tram and Funicular

Tram - Lets go Istanbul. Istanbul Sights, Attractions, Hotels and ...

Use Public Transportation in Istanbul to Reach Most Places of ...