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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamus Fermanagh View Post
    Do not doubt it. My wife have planned for a Greek islands cruise for decades to celebrate our 25th this June. When she booked the cruise this January, she purposefully chose a route that did NOT call in Turkey so as to avoid complications.
    Your own example may not be symptomatic to make universal conclusions.

    Anyway, in such countries as Turkey and Egypt they take care tumults outside the hotel don't influence the fun holiday makers have. They just recommend the clients not to venture into places they are likely to find trouble. And that is true of quieter countries as well - I mean everywhere there are spots which are better to avoid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilrandir View Post
    Your own example may not be symptomatic to make universal conclusions....
    My dissertation was done using Grounded Theory. I remain unafraid of the judicious use of anecdotal evidence to suggest conclusions.


    Quote Originally Posted by Gilrandir View Post
    Anyway, in such countries as Turkey and Egypt they take care tumults outside the hotel don't influence the fun holiday makers have. They just recommend the clients not to venture into places they are likely to find trouble. And that is true of quieter countries as well - I mean everywhere there are spots which are better to avoid.
    Indeed. As Mr. Blaine opined, "Well there are certain sections of New York, Major, that I wouldn't advise you to invade."


    On the other hand, while street thuggery can occur anywhere, political stability issues are of a different ilk. For now, at least, Greece is quiescent. Turkey? We shall see.
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    I realize it is not about Turkey, but I thought it unneccessary to start a new thread.
    https://www.usnews.com/news/world/ar...asting-ballots
    On a second thought it shows Turkey has a way to go. Perhaps one day Erdogan will see to it that no candidates for presidency are registered and his power will become eternal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilrandir View Post
    I realize it is not about Turkey, but I thought it unneccessary to start a new thread.
    https://www.usnews.com/news/world/ar...asting-ballots
    On a second thought it shows Turkey has a way to go. Perhaps one day Erdogan will see to it that no candidates for presidency are registered and his power will become eternal.
    No shit heh. Still a way out of this for Turkey though, everything won't go into effect if he isn't reelected, but I suspect he will be, Turkey used to be a major power and the grandeur being brought back is tempting, even for reasonable Turks you would never expect it from, it's a brought down major civilisation that feels humiliated. Reality is that they are isolating themselves, as the Turks themselve say, Turks have no friends, it's true
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    The Erdokhan is at it again, 1000 arrests of 'Gülen' supporters. Even photographing protests makes you one I guess. The most beautiful princess on the planet called the EUropa is pissed of, they just might not want to marry the Bully anymore. I am sure it breaks his heart.
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    The first sign of tightening screws?
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ional-security

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    The first? Been paying attention lately? That neo-sultan is even locking people up for photographing protests. Makes you a Gülen-supporter if you do. Just this week another 1000 'Gülen supporters' were arrested, and 40.000 people were fired. Just this week. I wouldn't want to be the Turk suggesting that the Neo-Sultan is kinda lacking in other proportion-thingies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragony View Post
    The first? Been paying attention lately?
    Not really. Then "another sign of tightening screws".

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