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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

We should indeed cut them down to around 5-10 cities. We should find places for the other cities that don't make the cut. Thanks for getting this started. --Evan 14:26, 3 March 2006 (EST)
As no one has edited the list (I proposed it 2 weeks ago), I have taken the initiative and deleted the whole list. I've put the links to the cities which actually had pages in their respective region articles. I'm figuring that when people make decent pages, they'll just put a link to them back up on the Turkey page.
Here's the original list of cities:

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

If anyone disagrees with this edit, revert it back and let me know why!Tsandell 15:26, 19 March 2006 (EST)
I think what you did was just fine, except some of the cites are now orphaned. They have infomation on them, but have nothing linked to them. They should be listed on the Region pages, sub-regions or maybe other city pages, but I am not sure I know where to put them. Thank you for your edits. -- Tom Holland (xltel) 15:44, 19 March 2006 (EST)
No problem! I've sorted the orphaned pages Tsandell 17:47, 19 March 2006 (EST)

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.

To anonymous above: that's not what the Turkish Railways website says. Could it be outdated then? Ricardo (Rmx) 15:39, 19 March 2006 (EST)
Well, not concerning Iran; I met a guy in Istanbul who took a train from Iran, had to cross lake Van Gölü by ferry, and enter Turkey with the next train -- 12:55, 29 August 2006 (EDT)

Bus comfort

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.

Ramdan 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

Thanks for the warning. Please feel free to note that on the Understand section of the article, where that kind of information fits best. --Ricardo (Rmx) 22:00, 21 September 2006 (EDT)
I've added the {{ramadandates}} box, which is meant precisely for this kind of thing. Local info on how it's celebrated in Turkey should be added though, the details vary quite a bit from country to country. Jpatokal 11:27, 23 September 2006 (EDT)

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.