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IMPORTANT VISA RULE CHANGE FOR TURKEY.

Anyone intending to visit Turkey from April 2014 please be aware that there is a new visa rule coming into being as from April 10th 2014.
Currently a great number of people are able to buy a tourist visa on arrival at the Turkish border.As from the above date visa on arrival(VOA)will NO LONGER be available.You will have two choices-
a)buy an e- visa in advance online which you download and print off.
b)apply for a visa from the nearest Turkish Consulate in your home country.

The e visa is the…

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TURKEY TRIP REVIEWS

Since joining Thorntree I have been delighted to read so many wonderful trip reviews.These are most often full of the small details so important and useful to independent travellers.How sad then that in time these slip down the forum pages and get lost or forgotten about.All that help…all that typing!So I have trawled through the last 12 months and collated all the trip reviews and,after equal amounts of bullying and flattery,Zabba(mmwwahh!)has agreed to make this a sticky,so it will now be at…

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gobekli tepe tours?

Hi,
My friend and i will be travelling turkey in February 2015. We are looking to book a tour of gobekli tepe.
Just wondering if anyone had any previous experience with tours here and if so which place is the best to book with for tours of this site.

Thanks,
Chris.

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New underground city found in Cappadocia.

Wherever you go in Turkey you are literally walking on history and there must still be so much that lies undiscovered.Here is a remarkable example which has just come to light in the past couple of days-
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/massive-ancient-underground-city-discovered-in-turkeys-nevsehir-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=76196&NewsCatID=375

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Idea's for New Years Eve.

Some venues to think about for this special evening-
http://www.dailysabah.com/life/2014/12/27/a-guide-to-celebrating-new-years-eve-in-istanbul

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Summer tourism jobs in Turkey - any info?

Does anyone have experience of working in Turkish tourist resorts over the summer? I couldn't find any info on this topic on TT.

I am with my girlfriend in Istanbul, we're both working and have our residence permits in process, and we are thinking about spending the summer on the coast somewhere.

(We may also be joined by another girl, maybe two, so advice about how girls are treated is especially welcome.)

We both have experience of hotel work, sales, and English teaching. I'm also a sailor…

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Seasons Greetings TT'ers!

To those who celebrate it Merry Christmas and to those who don't seasons greetings and wishing everyone a peaceful,joyful,healthy 2015.

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From Yalova to Termal/Gökçedere

Hi all,

next Saturday (27 December) I am due to arrive by ferry at Yalova at either 19:45 or 21:00. I have booked a hotel room in Termal (more precisely, Gökçedere). Does anybody know if I can expect to find a dolmuş or a taxi to get to Termal/Gökçedere at that time?

Thanks in advance!

PS: I may not have access to internet in the next two days. I will acknowledge any replies when I'm back.

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Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts,Istanbul

After extensive renovations this museum has now reopened-
http://www.dailysabah.com/history/2014/12/22/turkish-and-islamic-art-museum-reopened-after-2year-refit

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New Year's eve in Istanbul

Hi,
anyone here in Istanbul on new year's eve?
I (45, male) will be staying in Karaköy district from dec. 30th to Jan 3rd. Its going to be my 3rd (first solo) trip to Istanbul and I am especially looking for someone to join for a new years party.
I am open to any ideas (dinner, inside, outside...) but a place with electronic music and dancing till early morning would be perfect.

Cheers