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Posted: 10 July 2017 04:21 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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How can I be MASON?

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Posted: 10 July 2017 05:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Ask a Freemason in Turkey.

Start with the website here: http://www.mason.org.tr/web/

Although to be honest I’m sure you could’ve found it if you had looked.

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Posted: 11 July 2017 02:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Thank you . I looked at this site http://www.mason.org.tr I even called by phone I could not reach anyone malesev.

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Posted: 11 July 2017 05:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Well it’s your only option in Turkey.

What you need to understand is that it is not like some kind of company that has “paid staff” it will be run by volunteers so it is unlikely for telephones to be manned at all times. Your best bet for making contact will be by sending them a nice letter explaining why you would like to be considered for membership.

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Posted: 11 July 2017 05:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Thank you for everything

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Posted: 11 July 2017 10:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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In might be helpful to you to know this as well….I spoke with a Turkish brother a few years ago.  He indicated that unlike some countries where you can ask to join and get invited to know the members, in Turkey they are much more guarded about admitting people they don’t know.  I’m telling you this to set expectations.  It will be difficult for you to join a lodge without knowing a Mason to recommend you. 

Also….in the wake of the coup attempt last July, President Tayyip Erdoğan declared that it was the result of a Masonic conspiracy (which is of course nonsense as Freemasonry doesn’t overthrow governments).  However, I’m willing to bet that Turkish Masons are even MORE guarded at the moment. 

My guess is it will be QUITE difficult for you to contact a lodge in the current climate, which is sad.

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