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    I live in La Romana and it’s big news here that the Turkish from Las Terranas are moving here in hordes. Apparently after one of them was killed last year, the company that employs most of them decided to pick up and move. It’s exciting to see so much action going on but the feelings about them seem to be mixed by a lot of people in the community. I was genuinely excited to see new neighbors but I’ve also seen another side of them which many neighbors complain about. It’s true that their company will be bringing plenty of jobs to the area but there also seems to be a bit of a culture clash. I’m wondering from those whom were their former neighbors, what were the sentiments about them while they lived amongst you in LT?

    Just from my short period of observance, some of them will try to be friendly but many of them stay to themselves and ignore any hellos, holas or selam(hello in their language) and continue to walk as if you hadn’t just looked them straight in the eye and greeted them. Many also walk around with an arrogance and utter disregard of their surroundings by smoking and throwing cigarettes EVERYWHERE regardless of a cigarette disposal 1 ft away, walking in the middle of the road and ignoring the cars trying to pass or park where they are standing regardless of anyone honking. It’s as if many of them believe they are doing you a favor by their mere existence and they are gracing you with their presence. I know a lot of the neighbors here are very wealthy and for lack of a better word, don’t put up with their ****. Sooo LT residents, care to chime in?
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    And spitting on the street whole day long? Get used to it, looks like parts of northern Europe.

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    So glad we got rid of them in LT! They were damaging the environment with their reality show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtom343 View Post
    I live in La Romana and it’s big news here that the Turkish from Las Terranas are moving here in hordes. Apparently after one of them was killed last year, the company that employs most of them decided to pick up and move. It’s exciting to see so much action going on but the feelings about them seem to be mixed by a lot of people in the community. I was genuinely excited to see new neighbors but I’ve also seen another side of them which many neighbors complain about. It’s true that their company will be bringing plenty of jobs to the area but there also seems to be a bit of a culture clash. I’m wondering from those whom were their former neighbors, what were the sentiments about them while they lived amongst you in LT?

    Just from my short period of observance, some of them will try to be friendly but many of them stay to themselves and ignore any hellos, holas or selam(hello in their language) and continue to walk as if you hadn’t just looked them straight in the eye and greeted them. Many also walk around with an arrogance and utter disregard of their surroundings by smoking and throwing cigarettes EVERYWHERE regardless of a cigarette disposal 1 ft away, walking in the middle of the road and ignoring the cars trying to pass or park where they are standing regardless of anyone honking. It’s as if many of them believe they are doing you a favor by their mere existence and they are gracing you with their presence. I know a lot of the neighbors here are very wealthy and for lack of a better word, don’t put up with their ****. Sooo LT residents, care to chime in?
    The "Turkish", as you refer to them, from LT are actually a production company that shoots "Survivor" Turkey in the DR. I owned an apartment at Don Ceasar in LT the first few years that this group rented apartments and worked out of this location. The Don Ceasar management wanted to rent to them to augment the income for this gated community. This decision was driven by the fact that Don Ceasar had half of the apartment buildings empty due to a law suit with the construction company from LT. Renting to this company brought in a lot of income for the Don Ceasar gated community. This production company from Turkey rented apartments and worked out of Don Ceasar, including storing many of their props on the premises. Although there were some loud parties I never found this group to be a problem and most were friendly. Your perception of them being unfriendly may be due to the fact that most don't speak Spanish and many don't speak English and I got the impression from some of them were trying to adjust to the DR and going through culture shock and a steep learning curve. Yes, they are from a different culture with a different perspective. How about keeping an open mind and not judge the whole group by the dumb actions of a few. There will always be those who think because they are in a foreign country they can act differently than they normally would or maybe these few are just assholes. If we passed judgement in the DR on everyone we met who acted strangely then half of the residents would be guilty. Open your minds and realize there are all kinds of people in your little world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fulano2 View Post
    And spitting on the street whole day long? Get used to it, looks like parts of northern Europe.

    Certainly not the type who migrates to Europe, there are professionals working on a TV production.

    Ran into them many times in LT, they keep to themselves. I fail to see what they brought economically to the area except for a few lucky ones, but I could be wrong.

    I hate the MONSTROSITY they built on Coson beach for their show , it breaks my heart. I am now against all these type of shows, they **** up the environment and take over small town for fake entertainment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squat View Post
    So glad we got rid of them in LT! They were damaging the environment with their reality show.
    Are they completely gone ?

    Saw them last month. The word was that a mexican tv show was going to take over ? Any truth to that ?

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    Every time I hear Turkish, and Entertainment in the same Sentence I immediately think of Horatio Sanz when he did the TURKISH NIGHTCLUB Owner , on SNL... one of the Funniest Skits of all time .
    Cant find it anywhere though. I think the Turks got really offended by it perhaps ...
    But yes , they love their Fake Shows ,and over the top entertainment and make believe.

    Years back I knew a Turkish Elvis Impersonator , he was quite a character .. .Passed away from over indulging in every aspect of his life .. in his mind he really thought he was like Elvis ... One heck of a Guitar Player though and super Nice guy.
    From My Experience Turks keep to themselves, and can be quirky , but if they befriend you, you are a Friend for LIFE.

    sorry for going a Little off tangent there

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    Quote Originally Posted by jd426 View Post
    Every time I hear Turkish, and Entertainment in the same Sentence I immediately think of Horatio Sanz when he did the TURKISH NIGHTCLUB Owner , on SNL... one of the Funniest Skits of all time .
    Cant find it anywhere though. I think the Turks got really offended by it perhaps ...
    But yes , they love their Fake Shows ,and over the top entertainment and make believe.

    Years back I knew a Turkish Elvis Impersonator , he was quite a character .. .Passed away from over indulging in every aspect of his life .. in his mind he really thought he was like Elvis ... One heck of a Guitar Player though and super Nice guy.
    From My Experience Turks keep to themselves, and can be quirky , but if they befriend you, you are a Friend for LIFE.

    sorry for going a Little off tangent there
    the Turks love fake shows, over the top entertainment, and make believe?

    you mean like wrestlemania fans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the gorgon View Post
    the Turks love fake shows, over the top entertainment, and make believe?

    you mean like wrestlemania fans?
    And Gambling, or " Spiel salons" as they call them In Germany. Little tiny gambling operations ...or SLOTS . ...

    How many Turks have you known G ?
    In Germany I had the opportunity to meet and get to know quite a few of them .. every one was a business owner , and hard worker ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by LTSteve View Post
    The "Turkish", as you refer to them, from LT are actually a production company that shoots "Survivor" Turkey in the DR. I owned an apartment at Don Ceasar in LT the first few years that this group rented apartments and worked out of this location. The Don Ceasar management wanted to rent to them to augment the income for this gated community. This decision was driven by the fact that Don Ceasar had half of the apartment buildings empty due to a law suit with the construction company from LT. Renting to this company brought in a lot of income for the Don Ceasar gated community. This production company from Turkey rented apartments and worked out of Don Ceasar, including storing many of their props on the premises. Although there were some loud parties I never found this group to be a problem and most were friendly. Your perception of them being unfriendly may be due to the fact that most don't speak Spanish and many don't speak English and I got the impression from some of them were trying to adjust to the DR and going through culture shock and a steep learning curve. Yes, they are from a different culture with a different perspective. How about keeping an open mind and not judge the whole group by the dumb actions of a few. There will always be those who think because they are in a foreign country they can act differently than they normally would or maybe these few are just assholes. If we passed judgement in the DR on everyone we met who acted strangely then half of the residents would be guilty. Open your minds and realize there are all kinds of people in your little world.

    For someone with such an open mind, you sure do have a condescending tone to your reply. I’m glad that you find behaviors such as ignoring cars trying to pass or park acceptable in that little world of yours. I guess a whole bunch of people in La Romana, not just me, must be crazy and closed minded when you find it a little rude that waving, smiling and greeting someone without any response when clearly you know that they speak English cause you heard it from their mouth. But maybe I’m the one passing judgement over the internet. Glad you have have such an open mind to be able to tolerate those things. Really happy for you.

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