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How do you send and receive your letters and package mail? Are local postal facilities adequate?

We use DPO. DHL and others are here too. - Oct 19, 2017
Through diplomatic pouch and DPO. Local mail services are good but they run differently than in the US. You pick your mail up from the facility, it's not delivered directly. My wife is Turkish and uses it, but without the language you would struggle. - Sep 21, 2017
DPO, it takes anywhere from one to three weeks depending on how lucky you get with the pouch. Local postal facilities are up to the European standard but we don't use them regularly. - Jun 8, 2017
DPO and Pouch - Sep 27, 2016
DPO. - Jun 14, 2016
DPO. UPS does ship here, customs takes for ever. - Aug 2, 2015
Though the FPO at the Embassy. We have had a package arrive in local mail and went to the nearest PTT to retrieve it without issue or much of a wait. - Feb 14, 2015
DPO . - Jun 10, 2014
DPO. We had many things not arrive or with items removed from the package. Things have changed though. - Apr 4, 2014
Through the Embassy. Mail usually takes about 2 weeks and when it is longer, people complain. This post has normal mail delivery times through the DPO. - Mar 31, 2014
DPO. There is a huge problems with the mail. Many packages get lost; all of the local mail room staff was let go due to irregularities discovered. - Mar 30, 2014
Through the Embassy DPO. Generally packages take 2 weeks, but I have seen things take 6 weeks or longer. Lots of lost packages at this post! - Jul 28, 2013
Primarily via the APO/pouch. - Aug 4, 2011
APO. About a week to receive a package. - Jul 14, 2010