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I it safe to go to Istanbul because of war with Syria ??

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I it safe to go to Istanbul because of war with Syria ??

Is Istanbul safe I am going nov 2012 but the war with Syria is putting me off

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1. Re: I it safe to go to Istanbul because of war with Syria ??

What war with Syria?Turkey is not at war with Syria.There is serious civil unrest there but that is some 1800 kms away from Istanbul and has absolutely nothing to do with Istanbul at all.

Of course November is a long way off so who knows....perhaps by that time France will be at war with Holland or England with Japan........

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2. Re: I it safe to go to Istanbul because of war with Syria ??

O.k thank you

Edited: 2:05 pm, April 09, 2012
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3. Re: I it safe to go to Istanbul because of war with Syria ??

It would be less than honest to pretend that there is not some disturbance on the border between Syria and Turkey. In the US we rarely hear Turkey mentioned in the news, but because of the situation in Syria and the Syrian refugees coming into Turkey, we do hear Turkey discussed in connection with the civil unrest in Syria. There have also been recent news articles on disturbances between Turkey and the Kurdish population.

A casual observer might reach the conclusion that there is some military action happening on Turkish borders right now. As Sari has explained, the Syrian border is many miles from Istanbul, and the city of Istanbul feels no impact from events on the Syrian border.

Frankly, I feel safer in Istanbul than most major cities in the world, including all major cities in the US.

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6. Re: I it safe to go to Istanbul because of war with Syria ??

Amen.

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7. Re: I it safe to go to Istanbul because of war with Syria ??

tptr, Frankly I have been to most major cities of US and lived in a few, and I agree with Busy-retired.

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10. Re: I it safe to go to Istanbul because of war with Syria ??

Thanks