We Sold up 5 years this week .No regrets we had 9 years of cheap holidays in our home from home .
During that time we met some lovely people some not so nice and plenty of people who had been ripped off either loosing their homes or money or just being conned .
We bought with the intention of spending more time there once we retired but when that time came and we stayed 6 weeks we were ready for home not enough that we enjoy to do there.
We missed our friends and social life here too much .and all our friends we had made in Altinkum were leaving one by one and when our friends that looked after our apartment through the winter decided to move to Spain we decided it was time to sell it .
Since then we have holidays all over and 3 cruises ,been to the Caribbean,, USA ,Croatia ,Italy ,Corfu ,Tenerife in winter months and each year we've visited different areas of Turkey a country we still like very much there are some lovely places to see .
We were lucky we bought in 2002 for $14,,000 and sold it for $28,000 in 2011 so didn't loose on it and had all our holiday as well, it was not bought for an investment ,I never imagined the prices would go up like they did ,but it was a British invasion of 2005 to 2008 that pushed prices up.
We have lovely memories of our times there our Turkish neighbours baking and sharing with us and coming over for a cay on the patio .
But we have moved on and probably wont visit Altinkum again now too many memories and other places to visit