At a few points, I've considered living in Turkey for a year or so, depending on how some job options turn out. For those who have lived and worked in Turkey, any insight into Turkish gun laws, particularly as they apply to Americans living in Turkey? I tried to get some handle on the laws by asking Turks. My general impression is that Turks can own shotguns and pistols in the home, but usually can't get carry licenses. Some Turks down in Turkish Kurdistan told me that all rifles are illegal in Turkey, but up in Trabzon I noticed some guys looking over an M1 Garand in a local shop, and they didn't seem at all nonplussed when I walked in to look it over. Are rifles just illegal in the Kurdish areas due to local problems? Great country overall: good food, great variety of terrain, secular constitutional republic (with a military that throws coups if the elected officials don't follow the constitution...), etc. Plus, on average Turks are far kinder to Americans than in any of the other countries I've been to. Thanks for any insight from those living in the Turkish Republic, or who've spent time there in the past.