Turkey

Anons who have been here: Is Turkey worth spending 10 days in? I am interested in visiting and seeing Gallipoli, Istanbul and the area surrounding Ízmir.

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  1. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've been to Turkey twice, both were 10-14 day trips with a car. Turkey is fantastic, especially if you're into ancient history. I'm planning a third trip currently, which will be to Izmir and the Aegean area, so I can't really give you any feedback based on actual experiences. Pic related is my areas of interest.

    Istanbul itself is fine, but I think it is easy to go in with overly high expectations.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Nice it sounds like a pretty solid option with wide range of things to do. Thanks for the info good luck with your trip anon

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Turkey is fantastic, especially if you're into ancient history.
      I AM into that shit, and Turkey is on my highest tier of countries I need to visit.

  2. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Gallipoli
    Check out Troy

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Did you go there? What was the best option of getting there from Istanbul if that’s what you did. Seems to be the common route from what I read and people stay in Çanakkale

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        I did. The bus system throughout Turkey is pretty cheap and reliable and goes everywhere. Just find the Otogar. This was 10 years ago though, so things might've changed.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        You buy a bus ticket from Istanbul to Canakkale. Turkey has by far the best bus network I've experienced so far. Book it online, google for the site.
        In Canakkale, there's a tiny mini-van "bus" stop under a bridge, close to the city center. It services routes to all the small villages around the area. You'll have to google it or ask at your hotel. You want to get to Tevfikiye, it'll drop you right off at the archeological site. Buses leave a few times per day, the last one back should be sometime in the late afternoon. Don't panic if it's late, it will be.

  3. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    i hate this country tbh (99 percent circumcised apes) but the shape of the country is pretty kino

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      the architecture in a lot of places seems really nice

      its almost baffling that some of them, particularrly along the coast live in places that look like italy, and then in the heart of istanbul there are people living in practical mud huts.

      whats the problem, is it the kurds?

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >whats the problem, is it the kurds?
        President Erdoğa would be delighted if you thought so, but that is of course absurd. Most Kurds in Turkey are far more genteel and sophisticated than the apricot-farming Turkish peasants deep in the hinterlands.

        Istanbul’s urban planning problems come in part from the fact that it is a primate city—a major global center and crossroads for a dozen cultures across centuries, more than ten times the size of any other city in the country, that has been attracting poor folks from the back of nowhere seeking economic opportunities (among many others) throughout its existence. It’s about the richest place in the country, but much of Turkey is still poor and rural. There aren’t many easy ways to comfortably accommodate ten million-plus people within what is often very old or even ancient infrastructure without spots winding up rough around the edges.

        And the bits that look Italian to you are (perhaps obviously) largely Greek in origin.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Erdoğa
          Erdoğan, pardon the typo

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          there's an obvious fertility imbalance between the turks and the easterners

          without loving erdogan it doesn't take a genius to see that arabs are savages. so I was just curious about what specifically could cause that.

          How does one not coom in Turkey?

          are the people in the video "turks" or turkized arabs? they seem darker than I expected

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            >without loving erdogan it doesn't take a genius to see that arabs are savages. so I was just curious about what specifically could cause that.
            Kurds aren’t Arabs. Both have historical roots in Turkey’s Southeast, but they’re very different communities that don’t have much to do with one another. And a lot of the Arabs people in Istanbul love to complain about nowadays are obviously recent immigrants from Syria.

            But neither Arabs nor Kurds are really responsible for substandard conditions you might encounter in parts of Istanbul—that’s still mostly just a question of too many peasants crammed into an insufficient physical plant. Apart from refugees, these newcomers are at least as likely to be backwoods Anatolians as ethnic minorities.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

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  4. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hijacking the thread to ask about Cappadocia. I’ve been to Aegean Turkey, Ephesus, Selçuk, and Pamukkale a couple of times, but never made it out to see the cave people. Is it worth it? For what it’s worth, I have less than zero interest in hot air ballooning, but I like ancient sites.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Definitely if that's your thing, you can wild camp so even if you just have a mat and sleeping bag there are a bunch of caves you can just chill in.
      It's a good idea to centre yourself around Goreme but it's pretty expensive (by Turkish standards) out there so you offset costs by camping. Plus there's something really unique about camping in some old cave church. It is in the middle of bumfrick nowhere however so prepare yourself for a long bus from Ankara or Antalya or a flight

  5. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    On a more boring note (bc I will only be doing some long transfer in Istanbul): what is a good neighborhood to stay in for a very short visit? Last time I stayed near the Haliç Metro bridge on the Fatih side, and transportation-wise that was great. But there were literally only uber Muslim tourists and locals there so I felt like an intruder there. Is there any neighborhood in Fatih that's more secular, or do I have to just man up?

  6. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    How do I coom in Turkey?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      How does one not coom in Turkey?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Go to Taksim square after dark and find the girls standing around looking for customers, or deal with the Turkish pussy mafia on the local forums

  7. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    you can keep Istanbul and westernized Turkey
    central and southeastern Turkey are worth visiting and very cheap
    check out places inland, east of Konya, like Mardin (picrel) and Diyarbakir
    kindest, most hospitable people on the planet

  8. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Istanbul
    Constantinople, fixed it for ya.

  9. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you like it quiet Kaş is stunning and cheap in off season, at least it was in late 2021. Bodrum is higher end but also a great city (though you will get fleeced in the high season). Istanbul is worth it for a few days. Fethiye is a bigger, slightly less picturesque Kaş but still very cool. Ephesus and Pamukkale are both worth it. Izmir has the hottest and most liberal women

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