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I have been to Turkey several times. They (Turkish Airlines) are somehow able to consistently be one of the lowest cost and decent airlines.
It is a shame that the country under Erdogan (current leader) does not have better relations with Israel.
I do NOT wear a kippa in Public in Turkey. (I wear a hat/cap)
Even with a hotel for a few nights Turkish Airlines can beat many airlines in terms of price.
I stayed at a decent hotel in Istanbul for about 50$/night.
They have fares to Israel for about 704$ in May of 2015.
Ukraine / Russian airlines are cheaper sometimes but I don't think they are great ..
How does Turkish airlines do it?
The only things I can think of : lower fuel costs? Lower wages? govt subsidies?
The airline is quite ok and Turkey is one of the few Muslim countries that flies to Israel with four or more flights per day on average...
This is not meant to be an Ad for Turk Air....but it is in interesting ::) phenomena....

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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2010, 03:15:19 PM »
Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews, according to myself and israeli news   ::)

I knew that we were coming to this point, but did not believe that it would escalate this quickly...

Unless its a stopover, you might want to review your plans...

It'll blow over. just wait a little bit

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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2010, 03:41:13 PM »
A picture of istanbul revolting against israelis....



its not over yet...

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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2010, 01:33:12 AM »
I know for a fact that leaving european cities, people with jewish sounding names and israeli stamps, have been denied boarding, even when just flying turkish and on a stopover in turkey.

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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2010, 01:39:45 AM »
I know for a fact that leaving european cities, people with jewish sounding names and israeli stamps, have been denied boarding, even when just flying turkish and on a stopover in turkey.
Are they claiming that its for the passengers safety to deny them boarding or are they the same anti-semites just wearing a uniform?

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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2010, 02:15:03 AM »
DO NOT fly Turkish, even if it's cheaper, and even though some have described here their suites in First class! They are becoming very radical!

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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2010, 04:04:02 AM »
Moefl is right, Turks takes things much more seriously in the negative sense.

Israeli journalists who are used to go to warzones, said to be shocked from the way things go now in Turkey, and that it seems more like Teheran now.

I don't believe they were taken of the flight for anti semitic reasons.

I agree to Damaxer that it will wear off in BKK, turkey is a different story. They Need war every now and then.

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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2010, 04:23:16 AM »
Why are they giving you a hotel room?

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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2010, 08:31:30 AM »
When you fly first.

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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2010, 03:38:53 AM »
Very nice,how long does the stop have too be to get a room?

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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2010, 04:23:15 AM »
Well its not so simple to get a room. The stop has to be at least 6 hours and no better onwards connection has to be available.

For example if you come in from HKG 6 am and only continue to TLV at 6 pm you will not get a room, since there is a flight at 9 am. The only way you get it, if its a forced stop over. They dont always enforce this rule, but thats the rule.

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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #30 on: June 04, 2010, 05:40:08 AM »
True, however, I made a stopover for someone, just for the sake of visiting, although earlier flights were available, and negotiated a hotel.

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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2010, 06:05:48 AM »
As i said:

They dont always enforce this rule, but thats the rule.

It also depends, lets take HKG for example. Flight leaves Ist close to midnight. If you get in from Zrh at 9 am, they will not tell you, why are you here so early, there is a flight leaving zrh at 5 pm. But if you arrive in Ist from HKG a7 6 am then they will say why are you only traveling onwards in 12 hours, we have a flight in 2 hours

But rules are here to be broken and turkish is not so organized, so they dont always enforce rules


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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2010, 07:46:03 AM »
Again, it is not advised to go there now.

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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2010, 08:48:19 AM »
Here, to have some fun too (contains kol isho):

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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2010, 02:36:15 PM »
Here, to have some fun too (contains kol isho):


Its NSFE (not safe for ears) ;D

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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #35 on: June 05, 2010, 07:33:59 PM »
You mean: NSFEFM . Ie Not Safe For Ears From Males.

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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #36 on: June 06, 2010, 03:02:26 PM »
Israeli students are planning a "peace flotilla" to Turkey with humanitarian aid for nations who suffered under Turkish imperialism – the Kurds and Armenians. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3899835,00.html

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Re: Turkey Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: June 10, 2010, 10:00:40 AM »
I know for a fact that leaving european cities, people with jewish sounding names and israeli stamps, have been denied boarding, even when just flying turkish and on a stopover in turkey.

Don't believe this! I flew with 10 people from Europe to TLV June 3 - 7 with stop in IST once for 5 hours once for 3.... I definitely agree some peoples attitude towards Israel is bad, and even towards some Jews, but at no point did I feel threatened... no one said anything... we were all with yarmulkas and even had a black hat!  Most people were nice and courteous...

I am flying again next week with a 15 hour stop and again a few weeks later overnight stop, and I believe as long as your in hotel/airport there is absolutely no problem!

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Turkey Master thread
« Reply #38 on: June 22, 2010, 09:29:45 AM »

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Re: Turkey Master thread
« Reply #39 on: June 22, 2010, 09:31:36 AM »
Training a bit with Macromedia Fireworks while on the phone, and warning people.

By some guys it doesn't get through to their brains until it actually gets through....