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‘Once thriving tourism to Turkey virtually non-existent’
Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/6/2011 | Ben Hartman

Posted on 09/06/2011 9:56:05 PM PDT by Nachum

Israeli tourist visits to Turkey has “dropped to near zero” in recent days, according to an executive at one of Israel’s largest travel agencies. Gilad Brovinsky, Deputy Head of Marketing for “Disenhaus Tours,” said Tuesday that “in recent months the number of Israeli tourists visiting Turkey was much lower than in previous years and most of them were Israeli Arabs. In recent days with the stories that we’re hearing in the news, it has fallen to zero and we are dealing with mass cancellations of vacations and flights to Turkey.”

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KEYWORDS: nonexistent; tourism; turkey; virtually

1 posted on 09/06/2011 9:56:08 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

If you look at Kabul pre-Taliban or Tehran pre-Khomeneni or even Baghdad before the US invasion, these were “moderate” Muslim countries that were not thrust backwards into 7th Century world of fundamental, primative hate cult, coupled with 21st century weaponry.

Syria, Turkey, Egypt are all moving towards the Sha’ria compliant Arab and Persion world.

No wonder no Israelis never visit Turkey anymore it’s not safe.


2 posted on 09/06/2011 10:00:58 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Nachum

I can buy an ibrik on Amazon for $25 and make my own turkish coffee without the fear of being thrown in prison for calling Mohammed a pedophile.


3 posted on 09/06/2011 10:14:11 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Perry 2012! A Conservative who can win!)
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To: Nachum

geez, I wonder why

/s/


4 posted on 09/06/2011 10:16:01 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Nachum

Bad-Gaza-jihad-karma


5 posted on 09/06/2011 10:22:00 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Artemis Webb

Turkey was one of the best of the Moslem majority nations if not the best. Kemal Atatürk tried and almost succeeded in transforming Turkey into a modern, secular, western nation. Too bad they now prefer to live as 7th Century barbarians.


6 posted on 09/06/2011 10:22:28 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (What's special about bad? Bad is easy. Anyone can do bad. I prefer good!)
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To: Nachum

I was in Israel in May 2010 - the most recurring commercials on TV were for vacations in Turkey. Things Have Changed.


7 posted on 09/06/2011 10:24:00 PM PDT by Tweeker
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To: Nachum

I was in Israel in May 2010 - the most recurring commercials on TV were for vacations in Turkey. Things Have Changed.


8 posted on 09/06/2011 10:24:46 PM PDT by Tweeker
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To: Nachum

Actions have consequences.


9 posted on 09/06/2011 10:24:53 PM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: Nachum

Another stunning success for The Religion of Peace.


10 posted on 09/06/2011 10:26:36 PM PDT by Pelham (Let's all celebrate America's first Illegal Alien President)
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To: Nachum
Israeli tourist visits to Turkey has “dropped to near zero” in recent days, according to an executive at one of Israel’s largest travel agencies.

I doubt the drop in tourism will be confined to Israelis. I've always wanted to see the Hagia Sophia and other monuments from the Byzantine Empire, but I'm not venturing into a country that is turning into yet another paranoid, hostile, anti-West Islamic state.
11 posted on 09/06/2011 10:27:52 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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If there ever was an example of what a Muslim country could be, the Turkey created by Kermal Ataturk, was the best shot at a separate church-state secual society. Unfortunately, the whacko nut cases under PM Erdogan and his AKP (Justice and Development Party) are in the process of taking Turkey back to the Dark Ages.

Ataturk envisioned the Turkish Army as the guarantor of the secular Turkish state. The Army managed to keep the clerics and their corrosive doctrine contained. However, the AKP seems to have blunted or neutered the Turkish Army's influence and replaced its secular leaders with traditional Islamic types.

The only thing that keeps the hostile Arab states that surround Israel at bay is the knowledge the Israelis have nuclear weapons and they will use them if they are facing extermination by followers of the “Religion of Peace.” The worsening situation in the Arab world that has come about in the form of the “Arab Spring” has the makings of a first class, worldwide disaster in the making. Unfortunately, the Euros, Russia, China, and the U.S. are letting this fiasco unfold. Indeed, some are actively promoting it under the delusion that this can be a positive outcome. What idiots!

12 posted on 09/07/2011 12:16:31 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: Artemis Webb

I’ll have to go look up “ibrik” but my parents visited Turkey often in the late ‘60s when Dad was stationed in Naples. They always remarked afterward how friendly the Turks were compared to the Greeks.

Turkish officers I met on active duty were personable and highly skeptical about radical Islam; their wives joined them in this conversation.

But back to your point about travel to Islamic countries or travel in general: just what do I as an American derive from going somewhere else in the world where travel is a matter of what I have to give up and leave behind pending my return? I’ve been lots of places and I wonder what’s to be had besides the local cuisine. If it can be replicated at home, why travel just to get patted down and searched for dope & weapons?

Of course, my wife thinks I’m ol’ fuddy-duddy and wants us to travel. My loving reply: let’s see America first, dear.


13 posted on 09/07/2011 4:19:01 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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