An annonymous user claims the following destinations do not exist. I disagree. I have used the English names I know these places by. They may be known by something else in Turkey, but the English speaking world seems to use the names I have used. -- Huttite 19:41, 4 Jun 2004 (EDT)
too many cities!
In my opinion, theres far too many cities in the other cities part that someone has put in the cities section. Most of these don't actually have pages, and it's far too confusing! It serves no purpose just to have a list with no description in a travel guide!
I have gone ahead and linked them all to pages, but we should cut these down to a list of the best/most interesting cities in Turkey. I would do this, but I have precisely no knowledge of Turkey, so if someone knows which of these smaller cities are worthy of a link then please put them in the cities section and we can delete the others. TSandell 19:19 3/3/06
Adana, Adiyaman, Afyon, Agri, Aksaray, Amasya, Antalya, Ardahan, Artvin, Aydin, Balikesir, Bartin, Batman, Bayburt, Bilecik, Bingol, Bitlis, Bolu, Burdur, Bursa, Canakkale, Cankiri, Corum, Denizli, Diyarbakir, Duzce, Edirne, Elazig, Erzincan, Erzurum, Eskisehir, Gaziantep, Giresun, Gumushane, Hakkari, Hatay, Icel, Igdir, Isparta, Kahramanmaras, Karabuk, Karaman, Kars, Kastamonu, Kayseri, Kilis, Kirikkale, Kirklareli, Kirsehir, Kocaeli, Konya, Kutahya, Malatya, Manisa, Mardin, Mugla, Mus, Nevsehir, Nigde, Ordu, Osmaniye, Rize, Sakarya, Samsun, Sanliurfa, Siirt, Sinop, Sirnak, Sivas, Tekirdag, Tokat, Trabzon, Tunceli, Usak, Van, Yalova, Yozgat, Zonguldak
baghdad and tehran by train?
no way there's a train to baghdad or tehran from anywhere in turkey...there used to be to Syria and Jordan and perhaps Tehran, though I don't even think there is a railroad between Turkey and Iraq. Also, given the bitter history between Armenia and Turkey from many years past, I doubt there'd ever be rail service (passenger or freight even) for quite some time. The only foreign destinations from Turkey now include Greece, Bulgaria, and Romania (as far as Bucharest), with onward services from there to Budapest and thus the EU.
I'm translating parts of this article into Portuguese and came across the Get around/by bus section, which says "ask for the number of seats in the buses you compare. Roughly, a larger capacity implies a greater comfort." It's normally otherwise - a smaller capacity (less seats) usually means more leg room, therefore greater comfort. Or is it about bus sizes? Can someone please clarify? Thanks, Ricardo (Rmx) 09:26, 29 March 2006 (EST)
I have edited the page to answer your question. What the seat number implies is you are getting a large, comfortable bus, possibly with an attendent who will offer tea, coffee and snacks, rather than sitting in the back of a bumpy Dolmus.
Ramadan in Turkey ...
Hi, this year Ramadan will start september the 24th, meaning ın about three days - should there be some kinda travel advice on Ramadan somewhere ie. on all islamic/arabic country pages a link to an page with travel infos on Ramadan? freeflo
on Respect section
Pretty good article, and it looks like a Turk has written it. But "resting your hands on your hips" advice does not make any sense to me. I'm Turkish and never felt like that. Anyways good information for foreign people. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 22.214.171.124 (talk • contribs) 17:42, 1 December 2006
Can someone give me an indication of the prices of living in Turkey? What does an average person spend on shopping in a month? What does, for example, a bottle of (real) Coca-Cola cost? What does a falafel (they eat that there?) on the street cost? I urgently need to know this information for someone else. If somebody knows more about this, please write it in the article also! --Daniel575 16:59, 4 January 2007 (EST)
Yesterday I went for shopping to a supermarket in Istanbul and a real Coca Cola in a 1-litre PET bottle was 1.19 YTL (less than US$ 1.00), so I decided to buy a Turkish-brand soda in a 1.5-litre PET bottle which was 1.20 YTL, and no, Turks don't eat falafel, most of them don't have any idea about what it is (except those living in the areas near the Syrian border probably), but 5.00 YTL (about US$ 3.00-3.50) should be enough to appease your hunger, plus a soft drink in a cheap restaurant (though restaurants owned by American-origin fast food chains are much more expensive). --126.96.36.199 12:57, 10 January 2007 (EST)
Who's your daddy?
Should we include Turkey in Mediterranean Europe or the Middle East? It's been on both pages at times, and is partially on the map for Med Europe, but that's not very traveler friendly. So let's make a decision on where we should put it, in whole. I would lean towards Middle East, but if it gets accepted into the European Union, then... – cacahuate talk 02:58, 19 April 2007 (EDT)
Dear cacahuate please visit to Eu offical(http://ec.europa.eu/represent_en.htm) web site and (http://www.europarl.europa.eu/members/public.do?language=en) UN Regional Groups/WEOG/europe or nato in europe,please learn to hisory of ottoman empire(Turkey) and please dont edit Turkish stuited in europe,i am sure u know europe is not continent,europe is historical and cultural continent u can visit Council of Europe oficial web (http://www.coe.int/T/e/com/about_coe/member_states/default.asp) Turkey is member of Council of Europe since 09.08.1949 if its not enough for u please contect with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey,European Council or with me —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 188.8.131.52 (talk • contribs)
OK, I think we have consensus. The isIn points to Mediterranean Europe for reasons above. The "Nearby Regions" section of Middle East covers the partial Mid-East-ness of Turkey. Pashley 23:18, 21 April 2007 (EDT)
Dear Pashley Turkey it isnt in mid-east because mid-east is Arapic region and Turkey not even israel firstly Turks are secular and Turks dont have any religion and Turkish race belong europid/touran race accordingly Turkey isnt in mid-east please visit to http://www.ozturkler.com/data_english/0001/0001_01_02.htm and United region page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_European_and_Others_Group) or official web(http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/map/profile/ece.pdf) or(http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/english/) and Turkey official candidate contry for eu and will join 2015(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enlargement_of_the_European_Union), finaly Europe is historical,racial,cultural continent and Turkey is in Europe sice 3th centry,Turks and Hungarians have same race(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Hungarian_script) so Turkey isnt in mid-east regions.Thanks for ure understanding and for ure effort. by :aegeanfihter
"Black Sea Turkey"
"Black Sea Turkey" is very awkward English. Could we just call this "Karadenız" and let the maps and articles speak for themselves (in letting readers know this part of Turkey is on the Black Sea)? Or we could call it "Black Sea (region)", but that might set us up for difficult disambiguations. I would even prefer a long-winded "Turkish Black Sea Coast" to the current title. Any thoughts? If no one responds in a couple weeks, I'll go forward with a move to Karadenız. --Peter Talk 02:00, 10 August 2007 (EDT)
The Turkish for Black Sea isn't "Karadenız", it's "Karadeniz". Runningfridgesrule 06:48, 14 August 2008 (EDT)
Çanakkale was taken out of both the cities and the other destinations lists. I think it should be mentioned one of these lists because it is the hub for both Gallipoli Peninsula and the ancient city of Troy, each of which thousands of people travel to. You may think it makes sense to mention Çanakkale in the seperate article of Marmara region but I guess there are many people around the world who plan or dream to travel to Çanakkale area but don't have any idea about which part of the country it is located in.
Should this article contain a warning against attempting to discuss the Armenian Genocide, seeing as how the Government of Turkey has convinced its people that it never happened? Seems to me that a discussion could lead to anger pretty quick. I've never been to Turkey, but I assume its a sensitive topic. -- Colin 15:33, 8 July 2008 (EDT)
I think it should, but remain neutral in tone. Your wording should maybe say that people "should avoid discussing the killing of Armenians during World War 1"(the Turkish government DOES agree that many Armenians were killed, but they point out that even more Turks died during this period and that the deaths were not a genocide) and that this "is also known as the alleged 'Armenian Genocide' ". I think any discussion should also mention that while this is a sensitive subject for many Turks, relations have warmed between Armenia and Turkey in the past year or two. (Recently the Turkish president visited Armenia to watch a football game between the two countries and took the opportunity to meet with the Armenian president. A new road being constructed in eastern Turkey is believed by some to soon be a link to Armenia in the near future when the two have finally opened the border). Again, please be very neutral when discussing this. AHeneen 21:07, 19 September 2008 (EDT)
Proposal for a small change at other destinations section
Opinions, please.--Vidimian 07:03, 21 November 2008 (EST)
In order to have a regions map of Turkey, region borders should first be clearly defined. This shows exact semi-official region borders with some of the provinces straddle the region borders, while this is how it looks like when whole provinces are moved to the region in which their capital cities are located. I'm not sure either is exactly what Turkish regions at Wikitravel should look like since we try to serve travellers. Here is a list of the problems I see at those maps: (And here is a useful Wikipedia article on semi-official Turkish regions with maps showing whole provinces in one region or the other, and this is a blank Turkish provinces map without names)