As you will recall
, there had been a lot of confusion / changes / rumours on the regulations
regarding the foreign boat owners in Turkey
over the last year or so.
As of today the new regulation is effective ; any boat owner who is entering Turkey
is entitled for a residence permit
up to 5 years without any restriction. The residence permit
covers the family
members and the crew as well. All one needs to do is to apply to the port of entry, make a regular entry, get a transit log, apply with the passeports and ship books
to the local police, pay some 450-500 TL per passport (app. 200 €) and get the residence permit in a week or 10 days.
The marina contract
is not required anymore. You may use an agency or get the help from the marina if you wish, but you may want to do it on yr own as well.