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Old 29-10-2010, 06:27   #1
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Turkey to Build Marinas for 'Low-Income Groups' ?

Turkey needs more marinas, trade chamber figure says [ WORLD BULLETIN- TURKEY NEWS, WORLD NEWS ]

How do marinas for "low-income groups" differ from other marinas?

From a real-estate standpoint, I have an opinion or three, but never mind that. What's the view from a cruising perspective?
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Old 29-10-2010, 07:14   #2
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I imagine they mean the 'Locals' who cannot afford the likes of Pendik marina... also for the small fishing/day boats....
Fewer facicities.. no Shopping Arcades and Restaurants.... just the basic's nessecary to keep your boat.

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Old 29-10-2010, 09:08   #3
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One of the most delightful places we were was a bit north out of the tourist area and away from the places that wanted to charge us 52 euros per DAY for a berth. I'm sure the locals are falling over themselves to book 52 E berths too, but we didnt see any in Marmaris or Fethieye.
However up north a bit in Foca (eskefoca) pronounced Fore-cha, we found a pretty anchorage in a town with a town wall full of locals sailboats 20 to 30 foot and an active Turkish sailing club for locals. The next little bay was exclusively for the local fishing boats and surrounded by restaurants in a picturesque setting.

And NOT ONE @#$%& GULET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a delight to be able to see locals getting into this ‘rich mans’ sport that normally as close as they get is to sell ice-creams.

I think Turkey must quickly and radically change its practices or they will be priced out of their own country. The costal strip is losing vast tracts of land to white concrete boxes hideously designed by a moron and priced out of the water they thought they owned.

With the rampant religious zealotry trying to get itself established in that country the last thing they need is a dividing line between rich Europeans and poor turks. Give them marinas in all parts of their country and keep rampant tourism to some type of limit.
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