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Old 03-10-2013, 08:46   #1
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Cruisers' Tips for Turkey

If you are seeking information about cruising in Turkish waters, please go to Marmaris Bay Cruisers; Information for Cruisers in Turkey.

This is a blog maintained by the SSCA local representative and is entitled "Marmaris Bay Cruisers". However, it contains information useful to cruisers for all of Turkey. The majority of information is provided by posts from cruisers about their experiences/checking into and out of Turkey/marina updates/cruising tips/gov't administration, etc. It also includes tips regarding cruising Greek waters.

Please help yourself and take a moment to look at this blog; it has a wealth of info. and remains current, because we cruisers keep it that way!
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Old 05-10-2013, 23:41   #2
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Re: Cruisers' Tips for Turkey

I second that.
This is an excellent repository of local knowledge kept up to date by helpful local cruisers.
You can sign up for their frequent bulletin notices which I find very helpful as I prepare for my arrival in April.
So a big thank you to all who contribute

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Old 09-10-2013, 04:12   #3
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Thanks for amazing information, I just discussed cruising in Turkey with my friends and thought where to get the most accurate opinion and information.
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:00   #4
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Here's my tip for cruising in Turkey. Do not take a Greek with you (it turns out Turkish customs and immigration don't like them).
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I was just offered a job teaching in turkey and we know little about it. Is it safe foe Americans in general ? The us state department says Americans are targets there. I have two school aged daughters. The school is 8 blocks from the beach park.

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Old 19-12-2013, 05:33   #6
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Where in Turkey? We are in Kusadasi and its safer than small town America.
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Istanbul and Antalya are two different cities.

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Istanbul is a very cool city with a wonderful history. I always felt very safe there, its not small at around 16 million or so if my memory serves me. If you do your homework Turkey is not your stereotypical middle east country. The people are wonderful and the food is to die for and its cheap and very high quality compared to North America. If I had an opportunity to go and teach in Istanbul I'd be there in a flash.
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Istanbul is a very cool city with a wonderful history. I always felt very safe there, its not small at around 16 million or so if my memory serves me. If you do your homework Turkey is not your stereotypical middle east country. The people are wonderful and the food is to die for and its cheap and very high quality compared to North America. If I had an opportunity to go and teach in Istanbul I'd be there in a flash.
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Very safe place. been there a few times, highly reccomeded

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If you do your homework Turkey is not your stereotypical middle east country.
I think you'll most of Turkey to be Euro-Asian in outlook even if ethnically some of the country can be regarded as in the Middle-east. To me its always seemed European, but then Ive tended to be on the Med coast.

The call to prayer from the Minarets, has always made it seem nicely exotic i must say. Always feels you've travelled out of Westo-Euro-USee land.

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Sailed to Pendik.. about 20miles E of Istanbul.. nice marina.. nice city and nice friendly folk...
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Old 20-12-2013, 14:57   #14
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We have been in Turkey for 2 seasons, staying in Marmaris but cruising extensively including as far east as Antalya, also spent a few days in Istanbul on the way through. We felt safe everywhere. The people are gentle, kind and respectful.

We get alerts from our government too but that mainly refers to further east near the Syrian border although they don't make that clear. There was also some concern about Istanbul during the anti government protests but we were there at the time and still didn't concern us.

I would concur with a previous poster, we feel a lot safer in Turkey than we have touring the USA!
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The school is in Antalya.
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