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turkey safe today?
« on: June 11, 2019, 09:06:21 PM »
I may need to make a business trip to Turkey in the next few weeks. One of my colleagues told me he had been there 20 years ago but that it was very unsafe now for Jews. Anyone have any insight into this? Are there hot spots to avoid? are public, touristy places ok, is it beter or worse in the interior? Any ideas are welcome. TIA

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Re: turkey safe today?
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 10:24:13 PM »
I was there in the summer and it FELT safe.

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Re: turkey safe today?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 02:43:56 AM »
I may need to make a business trip to Turkey in the next few weeks. One of my colleagues told me he had been there 20 years ago but that it was very unsafe now for Jews. Anyone have any insight into this? Are there hot spots to avoid? are public, touristy places ok, is it beter or worse in the interior? Any ideas are welcome. TIA

I was there, and it FELT safe.  Don't discuss politics with anyone. Baseballcap and the usual precautions.
There are now two jewish prayer rooms in Istanbul's new airport.  They are planning for a third one.


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Re: turkey safe today?
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2019, 07:20:51 PM »
I may need to make a business trip to Turkey in the next few weeks. One of my colleagues told me he had been there 20 years ago but that it was very unsafe now for Jews. Anyone have any insight into this? Are there hot spots to avoid? are public, touristy places ok, is it beter or worse in the interior? Any ideas are welcome. TIA
I’ve been there four times in the last year. No issues. Just mind your own business and you’ll be fine. I wrote an Article in Ami Magazine about it. PM me if you need.

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Re: turkey safe today?
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2019, 10:33:11 PM »
I’ve been there four times in the last year. No issues. Just mind your own business and you’ll be fine. I wrote an Article in Ami Magazine about it. PM me if you need.
shloime do u ever go with ur wife to any of “these” places ?

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Re: turkey safe today?
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2019, 11:43:32 PM »
shloime do u ever go with ur wife to any of “these” places ?
Q was addressed to shlomo but is still relevant to all.

I went to multiple of these places "with", make sure to read before and to be aware of nesecery precautions to take and what to avoid.

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Re: turkey safe today?
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2019, 02:38:05 AM »
shloime do u ever go with ur wife to any of “these” places ?
Took her through Turkey. I didn’t take her to Lebanon, but I’d be perfectly fine with taking my her to Saudi Arabia.

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Re: turkey safe today?
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2019, 03:35:10 PM »
Took her through Turkey. I didn’t take her to Lebanon, but I’d be perfectly fine with taking my her to Saudi Arabia.
pretty easy. shell just wear abbaye and hijab

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Re: turkey safe today?
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2019, 10:41:15 PM »
I’ve been there four times in the last year. No issues. Just mind your own business and you’ll be fine. I wrote an Article in Ami Magazine about it. PM me if you need.

Thanks. Trip was postponed for now but I WILL reach out when/if it is rescheduled