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dailoukat


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hello at the moment we live in fethiye turkey but are considering a move to trnc so our 12 year old can get some english education she has had a turkish education for the last 3 years but we feel that although its great that she can now speak fluent turkish she would benefit in the long run getting some gcse can anyone reccomend some nice areas not too far from the sea that we should look at thanks



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Welcome to Cy44.......The first piece of advise would be RENT-Don't-BUY,rents are much cheaper than Turkey and the choice is Enormous.........No doubt someone will be along soon with advise about schooling.



Lauvaine


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Hi Dailoukat. If you are moving from Turkey and your daughter already speaks fluent Turkish it would be a shame for her to lose it. There are college state schools in Cyprus where the education is half Turkish and half English and where they also study for gcse's. My son is at the one in Girne but they also have them in other towns in Cyprus. We also moved from Turkey and made the mistake of putting our children in one of the English speaking private schools here. We were happy with the English standards but found that slowly our children were losing their Turkish. There are lots of nice areas in Cyprus and quite a few close to Girne. You need to come and look and decide for yourself. Good luck.



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Just in case you are considering buying anything, take your time and read what is on my website:

http://www.no-deeds-no-money.moonfruit.com

but otherwise good luck ...



Meerkat


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12/03/2011 17:19

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My son went to the ESK in Bellapais, he speaks Turkish well now & they focus on making the children bi-lingual.



Obviously you need to look at the schools which are right for your daughter & where she will best achieve.



I wish you good look in your move & hope you find the best school for her.



havalı


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Your chıld should settle quıte wel here especıally as he knows both turkısh and englısh.

walkerscott.ı have just read your sıte.yes.a lot of thıngs have happened here as lıke ın many other countrıes.not namıng the brıt who robbed the brıts.but there ıs a lot of success storys here too.the majorıty of folk lıvıng here are very happy and ıf you want to know about fraud.watch watchdog ın the uk



dailoukat


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thanks very much for the advice my daughter enjoys using turkish but i would realy like her to do gcse exams that sounds perfect what is an average rent for 3 bed villa in girne



AnthonySmith


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It depends on what you do for work. Not many opportunities in North Cyprus. Unemployment is rising. Also prices in the TRNC are more than double those in Turkey in some cases, and double in most. It could be a costly mistake. Schools in North Cyprus helping with the English curriculum cost a lot of money. Surely there are schools in Turkey that would fit the bill?



havalı


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12/03/2011 19:29

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rent for 3 b.r vılla around 4 to 5.hundret p.m.but ıf you go lıttle outsıde gırne you could get one much les than that.

agaın best of luck

ps.ıf you need any helpplesa feel free to ask.



dailoukat


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if schools in turkey did english curriculum i wouldnt be asking



hollylou


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theres villa karsiyaka might suit you its john 1234 ads



hollylou


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forgot to say its 300 per mth



martinD41


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Did you not know that when you moved to Turkey?



dailoukat


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martind41 yes im not stupid of course i did my research before i moved to turkey and my daughter has been very happy in school here for the last 3 years however we have decided that to give her the best possible chance in life she would benefit from english qualifications as well so thankyou very much to all the people who have given me good advice but to the people who just say negative things because they have nothing interesting to say dont bother i want experiences not opinions



Zoots


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12/03/2011 23:17

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If you want the best British educational environment for your daughter go back to the UK.



dailoukat


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thankyou to everyone who has given me feedback that i asked for.. i dont want to go back to the uk i feel the life in turkey and cyprus is better for my family i just want an allround education for my daughter..whats the matter with some of you people have you nothing better to do than make comments that are totaly unnecessary get a life !



martinD41


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Oh dear not a good start.....The only Advise I gave was RENT DON'T BUY re post 2



Zoots


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How is life in Turkey and Cyprus better for your family than your child's education? What do you mean by an "all-round education"? For the rest of her working life employers will be looking at academic achievement, not where her folks took her on extended holiday when she was very young.

Sorry if that's not what you want to hear.



philbailey


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Msg 18 I said something similar on another thread and got shot down too



cypgab


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Have you guys never heard of compromising. You are so quick to put people down, people asking for information. Martin, you particularly seem to make a habit of this - message 13.



I'm guessing a lot of you have spare time on your hands, so why not be constructive instead of destructive?



dailoukat


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you know nothing about our life we are not on an extended holiday all i asked for was advice and experiences not opinions on how to bring up my children my 12 year old child is fluent in 2 languages now and in this economic climate as well as experience of a completely different culture i happen to believe that as well as now getting her some gcse exams inthe future we are giving her the best possible start in life ..so i do not appreciate people who think they know best and in my experience usualy sitting propping up a bar some where



martinD41


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cypgap....All I did was ask a question,(msg13)and offer advise ie Rent,Don't,Buy..(msg 2).If you think that is putting someone down,well, I don't know what to say I also think dailoukat's attitude leaves a lot to be desired.................



havalı


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13/03/2011 19:11

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dailoukat. please ıgnore them.some of them not even leave ın north cyprus there just greek propaganda machıne.



martinD41


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I actually do" Leave" in the TRNC and I also "LIVE" there:



cypgab


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'Did you not know that when you moved to Turkey?'



Martin, all she is asking for is advice. Not put-downs.



Things change in life, ambitions alter with experience, aims are adjusted to suit. If you can't appreciate that then wouldn't it be easier to keep your comments to yourself?



cypgab


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... and now you are picking on petty spelling mistakes. Proves my point completely.



havalı


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yes but martınd41.shes not askıng about buyıng or rentıng ıs she? and zoots.who are you to tell people where they should educate theır chıldren and ı wonder ıf you actually know about how the schools are ın the uk.daıloukat ı wısh you all the best and please ıgnore the negıtıve posts. we have a lot of ex pats kıds attendıng the schools and they are very happy



havalı


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martın.my englısh wrıttıng may not be %100 but ı wonder how much turkısh you know



dailoukat


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thankyou x



TUTOR4U


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Your daughter can study the British National Curriculum at the British Academy of Northern Cyprus. This includes IGCSE and she could go on to study AS and A Level for University entrance. A bus pick up service is available please see http://www.britishacademy-cyprus.com



martinD41


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havali,.My only advise was based on the fact that she will have to live somewhere,and buying a house in the TRNC is not "SAFE" So if she doesn't want to be advised ,"FINE" get ripped off,it's no skin off my nose, I couldn't care less!!!



Lilli



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Just follow your heart love. You child will be OK as long as she has such loving parents. I had 13 schools around the world army background. Best education was seeing and learning about the places. x



dailoukat


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martin d41 at any stage did i ask for advise on buying a property i have lived in turkey for 3 years i know the risks i suggest you stop clutching at straws now to win an argument which clearly shows you have no one best interests at heart



havalı


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13/03/2011 20:16

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martın you are sayıng ıts not safe.there have been and stıll are those who have bought theır house safely.buyıng property anywhere ın the world ıs a gamble and dont tell me the uk ıs any dıfferent.ı remember 1989*crıses where 1000s of people losts theır homes and ıts stıll happenıng today.and do you remember the endownment plan? bıg con that was.and when that bank went bankrupt.how many people lost theır money.ıt makes me laugh that so many ex pats lıve here but when anyone else wants to come.ıts NOOOOOOO dont come.stay where you are.we dont want too many here.maybe they are scared that too many wıll spoıl ıt.



dailoukat


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i dont think its anything other than the fact that the likes of martin and zoots ect have anything better to do than give ill informed opinions infact not even ill informed because some people do move to another country based on a dream that is not viable because they havent done there research god knows we have had enough of that in turkey but i made it clear at the start that im not naive i have lived in turkey for 3 years so i will leave it there i have made my point and if i decide to move to trnc i look forward to meeting some of you positive people



martinD41


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msg 35 OK ,fill your boots, I never said Don't come here,I simply said Rent Don't Buy;But you seem to know best I Rent it's the only" SAFE" option......If that's Ill information so be it ....you can't educate Pork



Vidal


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Hi dailoukat

If your daughters Turkish is already OK..lucky girl, it might be worth looking at Turk Maarif Koleji (They have a web site with info and numbers) One school in Nicosia and another in Girne.

They have a mix of nationalities and teach in English and Turkish. So she would have the best of both worlds.



If you type Turk Maarif Koleji you will find some more info there.

There is the British academy (fee paying) but there are lots of Cypriot and Turkish children there too.



One way to ensure she keeps her Turkish is don't mix up with the ex-pats!

I think children brought up here and who learn fluent Turkish will have amazing career opportunities in Turkey and Europe later on. Good Luck.



parkes82uk


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OMG I am so glad I wasn't the only one that got negative comments for wanting to follow a dream! Stop giving people your opinions when all they ask for is advice you grumpy ole gits.

I think you actually love getting a reaction and that you are probably very lonely people.

I am laughing as I type because I don't believe for a minute that you think about what people ask, you just want to wind them up.

It's not your island we are all free to move there, are you scared of the younger generation?

They could teach you how to have fun again, because coming on here day after day just to be nasty is sad.

Msg1 good luck with your venture and maybe we will meet when my family and I move over, I am very positive about that lol



negativenick


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mess 39 - dream is one thing, but the reality is that the OP has a small child that needs educating (and entertaining)....



The reality is that a decent (uk standard) education in the TRNC is expensive - do you have deep pockets ? - can you afford to live here without working ? because it is very very difficult to find employment....



I have regularly seen postings saying there isn't much to do for children over here - have you thought about that ?? ...........



If you are used to the shopping / choice in the shops in Turkey - prepare yourself for a real shock in the TRNC plus cost of living much higher.....



Lastly, if you come over and survive the course - what prospects of decent employment do you think you child has in the TRNC ??



Not a negative, or nasty comment - just a dose of reality.............



ert_in_cyprus


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We have 2 daughters, 17 and 10 years old. One goes to ESK and the other to Girne American. They are both decent schools, you will be looking at school fees between 3500 - 4000.

As where you live, East or west Kyrenia, Depending on which school you choose, Renting to start with is not a bad idea.



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I agree with you ladies if these doom and gloom merchants (grumpy old men) kept their opinions to themselves and only answered the questions asked then this forum would be as it was several years ago a place to go to get advice on a subject, subjectivity without unnecessary distractions and distress. you will see the same names appearing on numerous threads spouting the same delusional and unhelpful remarks.



cypgab


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14/03/2011 10:44

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msg 35 - would you like to interpret for us?



dailoukat


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thankyou for your support NOW to get back on track if we come we will rent we have an independent income so dont have to work although we are very proactive with charity work we dont expect to spend the rest of our lives there so not worried at this time about our daughter having a career as she is only 12 who knows where any of us will be in a few years i believe in living in the present .What i would realy like now are families experiences of living there with children thanks



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