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Old 13-09-2011, 06:02   #16
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Don't know about the South... but up the Canakale and in the Marmara they ( the Turk's) were just great....
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Re: Advice Needed - Sailing Marmaris / Datca September 17-24, 2011

Its great sailing, and most people are really nice, but I can't say its crime-free. Don't leave your boat unlocked while you go to dinner, especially in the Datcha area.
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Re: Advice Needed - Sailing Marmaris / Datca September 17-24, 2011

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Its great sailing, and most people are really nice, but I can't say its crime-free. Don't leave your boat unlocked while you go to dinner, especially in the Datcha area.
That's great...

You must have another crime definition than mine..
Is there any place on earth where you leave yr boat unlocked and unattendent and leave for a dinner ? Miami, South of France, Spain or Italy ?? Datça has no marina but a municipality dock where there is a plenty of restaurant/bars and thousand of people (mostly drunk tourists..) can walk freely just one meter away from the boats.

Just a curiosity, how did you come to conclusion that "especially" Datca area is more risky ? Any specific event that you were victim of ?

I don't one to be defensive but for being able to make this kind of comments, I assume one should have seen entire Turkey (to judge that Datca area is more risky) and also have been in many other countries to say that Turkey is not crime free.


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Re: Advice Needed - Sailing Marmaris / Datca September 17-24, 2011

Hi !
JUST TO SAY i APPROVE THE ANSWER OF YELOYA :
In a marina, we always leave our boat unlocked when we go for a dinner, mostly the same when on anchorage in Turkey ... But, but we sail only in low or medium season.., maybe is it an explanation of the difference of point de vue !
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Hi !
JUST TO SAY i APPROVE THE ANSWER OF YELOYA :
In a marina, we always leave our boat unlocked when we go for a dinner, mostly the same when on anchorage in Turkey ... But, but we sail only in low or medium season.., maybe is it an explanation of the difference of point de vue !
+1 to yeloya's and Jacques2 answers. In our experience Turkey has very low crime rate in general, especially boat-wise.

All petty theft cases I know about in Turkey (2) were attempted by fellow foreign boaters on the anchorages. Turkish people do not take lightly to theft crimes - I'm gathering it's part of their nature. Very safe here... just watch out for tourists
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+1 to yeloya's and Jacques2 answers. In our experience Turkey has very low crime rate in general, especially boat-wise.

All petty theft cases I know about in Turkey (2) were attempted by fellow foreign boaters on the anchorages. Turkish people do not take lightly to theft crimes - I'm gathering it's part of their nature. Very safe here... just watch out for tourists
It must have been a foreign boater or a tourist who stole my wife's purse and passport out of her shopping cart in the supermarket in Marmaris--NOT!!!

She went to the police and filed a report. The next day a Kurdish Turk found the purse and passport (minus money) and reported it to the police--they had no record of the theft. He then looked in the purse, made a bunch of phone calls, and tracked us down to Yatmarin. However, by then we were in Ankara at the US embassy applying for a replacement passport. He made more phone calls and found us as she was filling out the forms. Halet remains a good friend to this day, and one of the highlights of our visit to Turkey was going to his cousin's wedding.

Bottom line, there is crime in Turkey as there is everywhere, but there are so many really nice people there I would not hesitate to go back.
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Re: Advice Needed - Sailing Marmaris / Datca September 17-24, 2011

have a look at
Turkishwaters.com - Ege ve Akdeniz'de Rotalar, Koy ve Demir Yerleri
I advice these spots after Marmaris
Ciftlik > Bozukkale > Bozburun ( Kizilada or/ and Sogut ) > Dirsekbuku > Selimiye > Orhaniye > Bencik > Simi > Datca
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