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Reality: Sinan, Turks marry just to migrate to poor rural Russia

Reader comment on item: Is Turkey Leaving the West?
in response to reader comment: You obviosly have no knowlodge about Turkey So This is some Facts about Turkey

Submitted by Nikephoros (United States), Feb 20, 2013 at 01:42

What you wrote above does jibe favorably with Pravda on Turkey being comparable to Russia in living standards. Even Russian woman from economically depressed regions did not want life in Turkey and their Turkish husbands just used them to get into Russia:

Pravda: Russian girls abandon their nation in need


A prominent Turkish TV station NTV proudly announced yesterday that in the past 10 years nearly 200 thousand Russian girls had married Turkish men.


As the report shows the girls who choose to marry away come from depressed regions of Russia. An ordinary $200 tourist visit to Antalia is usually stated as the reason for departure. After experiencing a two-star hotel these impressionable girls decide to stay in Turkey for good in order that the holiday may never end. There are basically no obstacles to their decision since to produce a marriage certificate Turkey only requires the home state's confirmation that the girl is unmarried and a fee of $40.

... Sadly, life in Turkish provinces radically differs from a life in a recreational hotel, and the pages of women's magazines are packed with heartbreaking stories of disappointed Russian women. But the marital migration's coin has another side. Out of the 200 thousand only 60 thousand women remained in their new homeland and the other 140 thousand were used by the Turkish guys as a means of transportation: in order to immigrate and get legalized in Russia.

Komsomolskaya Pravda

Translated by Natalia Vysotskaya


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