Hi, I know this question has been asked numerous times but is it genuinely safe to travel to Antalya while there is conflict in Syria? My other half booked a holiday for our 1 year anniversary for April this year, but I'm really not too keen on going and the travel agent will not let us change it to a different destination without paying a small fortune Im travelling to Antalya with my husband and 10yr old boy and Im terrified.
I feel silly telling anyone, but a government website I have updates from, regarding Turkish news, has flagged up that a car was stopped, last weekend, in Istanbul packed with guns and explosives, We also couldnt change our holiday, without incuring huge expense, so Im faced with a flight on Tuesday, that Im not sure Ill be able to get on to, without a massive wobble!.
Im sorry this doesnt really offer any reasurance, but youre not alone in your fears Have a good holiday x. Delores, I went and checked the foreign office website after your post. I live in Istanbul and hadn't even heard about this car with guns Son haberler antalya dating last weekend. Certainly nobody here is talking about it.
Antalya is a 14 hour bus journey from Istanbul, a lovely calm city with many many tourists. Don't worry and enjoy your holiday. I live here in Antalya for over 18 yrs.
You will be fine just go ahead and enjoy your holidays. Oh and BTW I have rasied my 2 children here who are now 20 and 17 yrs and as a canadian mother if I felt there was any treat to my childrens safety or mine I would return to Canada.
I feel a bit better thanks to your comments. Dolores - thanks for getting back to us. I lived in Oxford for 15 years, but I've now been in Turkey for more than Both the UK and Turkey have extremely effective security services.
The UK government has responded to alarmist reporting and says that travel advice to Turkey remains substantially unchanged. We flew the night Turkey had its worst power cut ever, which was rumoured to be terrorism at the time I was euphoric, at not being blown up thus far. We did venture out on an organised excursion, which I won't lie, made me very
Son haberler antalya dating. Turkish news was flashing up near constant images, of crying women, shouting angry men, bombed buildings and scenes of devastation.
When its all in a language you cant understand, that can be a bit intimidating The trip out sickened me beyond words. I saw hard working local people, haggeling with bloated, greasy, sweating tourists, all shoving fake Pandora rings on their piggy, troll like fingers.
Their eyes misted with greed as they scooped up arms full of fake Armani T-shirts I didnt expect that I am naive beyond words,
Son haberler antalya dating know We sat in the street where a little girl of about 5 toddled up to me with a tray of homemade bracelets.
No more than shoe strings with plastic beads. She wanted one euro I gave her I could have cried Turkey has many beautiful places that I didnt get to see, from being a nervous traveler, but the people were real and genuine and very likeable.
I didn't mind their serious faces and manner I would definatley go back and I hope one day I do, with complete carefree abandon and not a single worry.
Would you say the same today? The UK foreign office suggested that they expect "indescriminate attacks on places visited by foreigners" in other "Son haberler antalya dating" if you area tourist in a resort areayou are likley to be a sitting duck. Actually people living in Turkey may may be less at risk as they are not in tourist spots.
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