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There is a common belief that relationships between foreign women and Turkish men don’t last and we all know that holiday romances don’t last don’t we? A huge seventy-eight percent of respondents in my survey met their husband or partner while on holiday in Turkey and the results showed that the majority of those couples have been together for more than ten years.
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A large proportion of women (fifty-seven percent) understand Turkish but their reading and writing is limited while five percent don’t feel a need to learn Turkish at all.
Modern day Turkey is a melting pot of old and new cultures and people’s experiences of living here and their relationship with their husband or partner very much depends on what area you live in.
Foreign women living in large cities, such as Istanbul and Ankara, have a dissimilar experience to those who live in rural towns and villages or in the tourist resorts along the coast.