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    aed343 is offline Junior Member
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    Crime in Turkey is actually pretty low; however, is steadily increasing in cities like Izmir and Istanbul. Most tourists fall victim to street crimes like purse snatching, pick pocketing, and muggings.

    Other common crimes in Turkey are drugging incidents. Usually victims are approached English or French speaking criminals who offer them tea, alcohol, or food laced with drug such as Nembutal and Benzodiazepine. These drugs render victims unconscious for criminals to rob or sexually assault them.

    A scam often used in Turkey against many tourists is credit card fraud. Travelers may receive inflated bills and extra charges on their checks after visiting certain bars or nightclubs. If they refuse to pay then they are often threatened by large men working as security at the business, who extort money from them before allowing them to leave.

    Terrorism incidents in Turkey have occurred quiet often and should be of concern to tourists and expats in country. Within the past five years there have been terrorists’ bombings at government facilities, religious centers, and tourist locations.

    For example, in May of 2007 there was an explosion in a business district in Ankara which killed six victims and injured over 100 others. During July of 2008, terrorists attacked Turkish police officers guarding the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul.

    Turkey is a beautiful country to visit; however, tourists choosing to go there must be careful while visiting.
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    Turkey’s historical sites, beaches and exotic cities provide vacation experiences that entice experienced travelers looking for a new adventure. Although the country’s citizens are friendly and welcoming to tourists, travelers should be aware of several dangers, including street crime and terrorism. Taking a few basic travel safety precautions will help ensure that your Turkey trip will be trouble-free.
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    Yes, you are right. Crime and terror is a big factor about Turkey now. Islamic radicals have grab the country again and now they are being gradually subjected to Islamic criminal activity by miscreants. I think it will be better to avoid the country for tourism purpose.

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    Hey aed343,

    This information is really very helpful for the people who are thinking to visit turkey for tour, as you said visiting turkey is quite risky for Tourists, rather than they can think about other places in middle east countries like Emirates of Dubai the is one of the beautiful and attractive place for tourism.

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    Very very nice and beautiful information thanks buddy you are great...keep it up

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    Thanks for sharing the information. i really appreciate this.While traveling safety is a important factor to consider.Hiring a private jet make our journey more safe and secure.Choose the private jet according to your requirement and comfort. It increase the security exponentially.

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    The tourist areas are safe, don't worry. Thousands of Europeans visit the country in every summer and many tourist come toward the Turkey many areas are safe for the tourist..
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    Really It's very important wherever you go must need to know about her safty before travel. Thanks for nice sharing this helpful post.

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    Istanbul is safe, Turkey is safe. Just two place in 2 cities i must warn you: Istanbul's Taksim Square and Ankara's Kızılay district.
    Protests are ongoing there and police still trying to end them. Protests are about to finish, also
    last week i visited with niagara falls tour from new york to meet my friend living in Ankara and we had a great time. There was no problem we faced.

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    “Alizey” your provided information is really beneficial for me because next month I’m going to the Turkey as my company has transferred me there. The head office of our company is in Istanbul. I was a little bit afraid to move there but now after reading you sharing, I can live there for a long time with any fear.
    I'm ready to visit Belize top beaches.

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