Unless you speak Turkish and live in North Cyprus full time, you need a lawyer! Setting up a limited power of attorney with a certified legal advisor in the TRNC is a free and very quick process. It is a power of attorney or POA ONLY for the process of buying property and is without risk to yourself. The only proof of identify required is your passport. Many visitors do this during their visit in order to have the option to buy once they return home. It is important as it enables the lawyer to on your behalf to sign documents if you are away from Northern Cyprus for long periods of time. Giving this power of attorney is usually without charge and enables all the important buying processes right from the contract registration, to putting the deeds into your name, to be done without you having to return to Cyprus.