Güney Entegrasyon ManavgatWelcome to our homepage

Promotion of contacts
Information events
Social projects
Help with everyday life in Turkey
Maintenance of Turkish German contacts

About us

GEM-DER ‘’Güney Entegrasyon Manavgat” is a club founded in 2015.
GEM-DER wants to help its members living a carefree and relaxed life in Turkey. This includes finding solutions for all kinds of everyday life problems and promoting social contacts.

Our Mission

A short summary of our services. For a full overview please click “HERE“.

  1. GEM Dernek helps you with:
    • All ikamet, visa and passport matters
    • Advice and information on buying real estate
    • Advice and help with buying and registering cars
  2. GEM-Dernek also provides help with:
    • Paying bills and taxes
    • Getting a bank account
    • Finding craftsmen and controlling their work
  3. GEM-Dernek wants to promote the social coexistence of the members, with events like:
    • Trips
    • Hike
    • Short trips


A friendly and motivated team helps you with all your questions.


We try to process your request as soon as possible.


Thanks to our professional support you will get help as quickly as possible.
Assume social responsibility.

Our Services


No matter if you want to insure your property or your health, we help you protecting yourself against risks while staying in Turkey.


You want to open a bank account in Turkey? No problem.

Lease agreements

If you want to rent a house or give it for rent you should always make a contract.

Hiking tours and excursions

Hiking tours in the Taurus Mountains or excursions to near located sights and beauties of nature in a small group led by an experienced guide can be an enriching experience.

Contracts and powers of attorney

If you want to grant someone a power of attorney or make a contract in Turkish, we assist you with translations and notary authentication of your documents.


You are allowed to stay in Turkey for 90 days (not 3 months) within a 180-day period.

Dealing with public authorities and offices

If you have problems with Turkish public authorities or offices, just describe your situation and we will try our best to help you.

Short trips

Turkey is a very large and beautiful country. Unfortunately a lot of people have only visited the coastal areas so far.

Passport matters

We assist you with all necessary issues at your consulate.

Our Vision

Petra Ottmann


Feel free to write us or visit us in our office.

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I was born in Bochum (Germany) in 1955 and completed secondary school in Wattenscheid by passing the university entrance diploma. Even in my younger days I was very committed to social activities like organizing and accompanying leisure trips for children and teenagers.

In 1974 I started studying special pedagogy with focus on learning and behavioral disorders at the pedagogical university in Dortmund. After finishing my clerkship at a special school in Bochum and my second state examination in 1981, I started working at a special needs school in Bielefeld and moved to the town of Herford.