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Importing Cars to Turkey

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2:47 pm
February 24, 2012


ColinBarnes

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Hello.

I am looking to bring my car to Turkey. I travel to Turkey for around 2-3 months every summer to Istanbul and Bodrum area.

My wife is originally from Turkey so we spend a lot of time in Turkey each year.

My question is:

How do I import my car to Turkey for those 2-3 months each year? Could I take my car to Turkey for that time and then take my car back to the UK?

All help would be appreciated.

12:45 pm
January 4, 2013


JimJFox

Dalaman

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posts 9

Looked at this myself and realised Turkey does all in its power to make it virtually impossible, or at least financially disastrous. Probably better to buy a cheapie here. 

 

On a more positive note I opted for a motorcycle- first a scooter, later a 700cc Honda. 

Not relevant for you but maybe instructive of how things work here. Buying from a Honda dealer the service was remarkable- he arranged everything except insurance; delivered the documents and registration, number plate, etc to my local sigorta office within 3 days. 

Had not fully decided but did so at Honda Fethiye, took no money nor cheque book. No problem, he called my bank in Dalaman, manager stayed after hours; bike was loaded on truck, I joined it & we travelled the 50 km to bank where manager paid from my account. 

Me and bike delivered to my house. 2 hours from entering the dealership I was proud owner! When selling, business here can be done at lightning speed. 

HOWEVER… the opposite is true for local government; incredibly slow, complex, inefficient and frustrating. 


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