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

Questions concerning medical care and help in case of illness

Do you have to visit a doctor or go to the hospital? Or do you want to get a Turkish health insurance?

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.

Lease agreements

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

Paying taxes

Do you have regular payments such as property or vehicle taxes, or telephone, internet, electricity and water bills?


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

Electricity, water, telephone and internet

Normally it is unproblematic for foreigners to register water, electricity, telephone and internet.

Passport matters

We assist you with all necessary issues at your consulate.

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.

Real estate acquisition

Generally foreigners are allowed to buy property in Turkey.

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.