1.DONT TRUST ANYONE,Dont get me wrong the turkish people are lovely and will help you in anyway.
2.When using an estate agent never use the lawyer they recommend,they will always say you dont need one,And always say we can sort all legalities for you.
3.Never,ever had over cash if buying a property always use bank transfers.
4.Do your groundwork get as much information before buying talk to as many other Resident owners as you can.
5.When appointing a lawyer go with recommendations from other owners and not from estate agents.
6.Get the tapu (deeds)checked if its in the right zone,In some areas you cannot buy.
7.Make sure the tapu is for residential use and not tourist use.As its hard to sell on or change.
Turkey is a beautifull country and has a lot to offer,with friendly people and a great cultural experience.
Buying in turkey can be a painless and easy process,But there are devious people out there to rip you off,as there are in other countries.Just be aware and do your groundwork.
If anyone is considering buying in Turkey then please contact me for advice, I have bought with no real issues but over the last few years have learned a lot and can help you avoid many of the pitfalls.
There is no gain in this for me other than pleasure if I can prevent just one person getting ripped off or swindled out of their life savings.