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Old 08-16-2016, 09:21 PM
 
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I am leaving on the 31st and coming back from there on the 6th of September so Its only for a week but even still I want to know if it is even safe to go there since after all that drama of the military coup and everything, is it still safe to go?
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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I probably wouldn't. https://travel.state.gov/content/pas...l-warning.html

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/turkey

But the U K just lowered its travel advisory (except for the Syrian border area).

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey

OTOH - it won't be crowded at the tourist attractions.

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Old 08-17-2016, 05:13 AM
 
Location: sumter
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Probably too soon after the attempted coup, and the attack at the Istanbul airport . That would be the last place I would travel to right now. I would want to make sure the situation is really settle down enough. Why put yourself in harm's way if you don't have to, you can always go another time.
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Old 08-17-2016, 06:53 AM
 
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If you see a coup, Erdogan's policies and the overall situation as "drama" - have a great trip and a safe return.
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Old 08-17-2016, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Turkey just released 38.000 prisoners from their crowded prisons to replace them with all people who they THINK were involved in the failed coup.
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Old 08-18-2016, 06:18 AM
 
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Not really a news but terror attack just happened in Turkey..."surpsiringly". It seems to be one/week these days.
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Old 08-18-2016, 07:33 AM
 
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I am leaving on the 31st and coming back from there on the 6th of September so Its only for a week but even still I want to know if it is even safe to go there since after all that drama of the military coup and everything, is it still safe to go?
Turkey is just fine, go have fun.

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Probably too soon after the attempted coup, and the attack at the Istanbul airport . That would be the last place I would travel to right now. I would want to make sure the situation is really settle down enough. Why put yourself in harm's way if you don't have to, you can always go another time.
It is settled down and tourists are in no way in danger of harm, not any more danger than many random Western cities.

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Turkey just released 38.000 prisoners from their crowded prisons to replace them with all people who they THINK were involved in the failed coup.
Reminds me of the USSR during the Great Purges, where criminals were thought more highly of than political prisoners.

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Not really a news but terror attack just happened in Turkey..."surpsiringly". It seems to be one/week these days.
This is in the east, a place where tourists do not go, and has been going on for decades between the Kurds and Turks. Terror attacks happen in many places, might as well then not leave home.
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Old 08-18-2016, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Estonia
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Talked to a Turk about the situation in Turkey, she said Turkey is not a safe country, tourists shouldn't go there. I'd have to agree.
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Old 08-19-2016, 07:15 PM
 
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Is there no curfew in major cities? Or even in outlying areas?

How many tourist facilities are up and running at full staff, due to detentions of suspected coup supporters?

All I can say is, what a hole, it's absolutely tragic what Erdogan is doing to the place. It might seem like an exciting place to watch history unfolding, but... a sensible vacation destination? No, I don't think so.
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Old 08-19-2016, 07:17 PM
 
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Talked to a Turk about the situation in Turkey, she said Turkey is not a safe country, tourists shouldn't go there. I'd have to agree.
Thousands of police officers suspended in recent weeks, and now 38,000 prisoners set free to make room for political detainees. Sounds like an incredibly unsafe destination to me.
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