All property owners will have been issued a tax number from the Bodrum or Milas tax office. Many of you will not have made a note as the solicitor may have held back this number only to charge you for retrieving it later as they never miss a trick to make more money.
Luckily there is an online service to retrieve you number at the government website : https://intvd.gib.gov.tr/internetvd/index.jsp?page=IVD_VKNO
This is the page you will be faced with:
You need to add:
surname (in capital letters)
forename (in capital letters)
father forename (in capital letters)
Then select Yutdışı (the last on the list)
then add your year of birth (ie 1959)
(note, there is a chance they will have used a Turkish i which is ı if you have an i in your name. See note below if you do not know how to do this.
It took me several attempts to get my number. First I did not know I had to add the Turkish ı, then they left my fathers middle name out, so I had to run multiple variations until I got the result. You may well need to do this as getting your number in the first hit is unlikely, so you need to be patient.
HOW TO TYPE IN TURKISH
Option 1: use an online virtual keyboard and copy and paste the Turkish letters.
Option 2: Install a Turkish keyboard onto you PC. If you have a Mac then you need to search for how to do this on the net. If you tyep a lot of Turkish this is a good option. If not, the 1st option may be the best one for you.