An urban myth or reality. We want to hear your side.

We all hear tales of relationships where an older British woman becomes involved with a Turkish man who is younger, sometimes much younger, and the relationship goes badly wrong.  There is often physical abuse and often the woman ends up penniless when the young Turk disappears with all her assets.  But how common is this?  Or is it just another case of urban myth, something to gossip about over that last drink in the ex-pat bar?

Do woman who find themselves in such a situation ever manage to get any redress?

Fethiye Times would like to hear from you if you have experienced this kind of relationship and we’ll publish your stories on the site.  We reserve the right to edit any details which may be actionable.

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