A military attempt to take over the Turkish government appears to be in progress. The military has blocked the bridges going from the Asian side of Istanbul to the European side. Something is going on in Ankara but the press seems to be suppressing the activity there.
Sadly 10 people were killed in yet another senseless attack this time at the international terminal of Ataturk airport (Istanbul) in Turkey. http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/two-explosions-hit-istanbuls-ataturk-airport-injuries-reported.aspx?pageID=238&nID=101035&NewsCatID=341
We are due to travel to Cappadocia on Monday and I just wanted to check how things are there. I'm assuming that everything is fine but it would be helpful to hear from anyone who is actually there at the moment! I keep getting worried emails from family in England, so feeling a little cautious! Thanks in advance for any feedback.
Hi I'm trying to call Atlasjet from Australia. The number on my paper says 0850 222 00 00. How do I dial that from Australia? Am I supposed to add the country code 90 for Turkey and drop the first zero? I've tried many combinations to work out what this number is and the call just drops - never connects. I need to speak to an operator about a booking - can you help?
next Friday I have some transit time to spend in Istanbul. My flight is scheduled to land at 14:25. I plan to be again at the airport around 21:00 (my flight will leave at 23:45 and I like to be at the airport well in advance).
I have been to Istanbul several times and this time I would like to see Yedikule, which I have never managed to see. I know it's been closed for a few years but I cannot find in the internet udapted information about its re-opening. Can somebody please confirm…
I would appreciate hearing from anyone who is currently now living or travelling in Turkey; does it feel secure? Would you suggest travelling to the southwest, with small children who speak - sometimes loudly - in English? I am getting mixed feedback from friends/family there...
As long hoped for the site of Anı in Kars is now a UNESCO W.H -
Hello. Can anyone please give me an updated security situation in SE Turkey? Specifically Diyarbakir, Urfa, Harran and Van? Also any info on land border crossing into N Iraq / Kurdistan.
Thanks so much
Hi guys! Anybody in Istanbul now? I would like to know if situation is back to normality. Public transport works normally? Buses, taxis, tramway? How is the atmosphere in Sultanhamet?