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    • Turkish Airlines

      Istanbul Yesterday

      I am having a hard time contacting Turkish Airlines from the U.S.
      Tried calling 800-874-8875 got put on hold for 1 hour and gave up.

      and there was no answer during the working day (Monday 11 AM)

      (212) 261-0470 but it just directs you to the 800 number

      This is quite worrying to me. If I have any issues, I need to be able to contact the airline.
      Any ideas how to contact them?

    • how to telephone home

      Istanbul Jul 10, 2014 at 5:28 PM

      how to telephone home

    • Tomb of Sultan Mahmut II, Istanbul

      Istanbul Jul 1, 2014 at 10:27 AM

      I saw a footprint in what looked like volcanic rock exposed in a niche and I do not understand what means.

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      olivium outlet

      Istanbul Jun 29, 2014 at 8:41 PM

      hi how we should go to olivium by metro or bus from aksaray or laleli ? is it possible walk from olivium to marmara forum ? thank you farzad

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      hotels near ICEC

      Istanbul Jul 17, 2014 at 10:43 PM

      Hi, making plans for attending a conference at the ICEC, have narrowed down to the following midrange hotels in the Taskim area:

      - Konak
      - Titanic City
      - Crystal
      - Golden Age
      - Grand Oztanik

      Konak seems the closest to ICEC and still within short walk to Taskim Metro Station. Anyone has good/bad experience in any of these?

      Also any recommendation for authentic local restaurants near the hotels that serves good turkish/ottoman cuisines would be appreciated.

      Thank you.

    • safe areas

      Istanbul Jun 25, 2014 at 11:32 PM

      we are hoping to stay in hostel/s during august - which areas are 'safe' and which are to be avoided? thanks

    • How safe is it for US citizens to goto Istanbul on Sunday July 20, 2014 on business?

      Istanbul Jul 18, 2014 at 9:01 AM

      How safe is it for US citizens to goto Istanbul on Sunday July 20, 2014 on business?

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      Neighbourhood to stay

      Istanbul Jul 15, 2014 at 10:10 PM

      I am looking for 4 night accomodation in the city - came across few neighbourhood names like Beyoglu and Sisli.
      I would like to know which area is recommended? There are lots accomodation in Beyoglu which I read is near Taksim, but the drawback is some comments say that it is not a safe neighbourhood at night?

      Hope someone can advise, thanks!

    • FS Oldcity Hotel

      Istanbul Jul 8, 2014 at 4:13 AM


      I have booked a room in FS Oldcity hotel, because it had great reviews on After a couple of weeks I have checked tripadvisor and other similiar sites, and found terrible ratings from the past. Could someone tell me the currenct sitation about the hotel?
      Thanks in advance

    • 5 hours in istanbul

      Istanbul Jun 28, 2014 at 10:02 PM

      we land at 17pm, and have transit flight at 00:50am,
      is it enough time to visit the city (which area is better for that tie of evening?)

    • Istanbul to Cappadocia transfer

      Istanbul Jul 10, 2014 at 4:07 PM

      I am thinking of flying first from NewYork to Cappadocia (Nevsehir) before spending a few days in Istanbul.
      When I look at the transfer. The flight arrives Ataturk, terminal I at 5:40 AM and the flight departs Nevsehir at 7:10 AM
      (Turkish Airlines). Is this enought time to switch planes? Do I need to pass thru customs in order to switch planes?

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      Luggage and transfer time

      Istanbul Jul 9, 2014 at 11:01 PM


      If buying two individual flights with Pegasus
      One international and one domestic will the luggage
      Still be checked in all the way? I am going to Analya
      But want to stay in Istanbul for a couple of days
      On the way back so I can not buy the ticket as
      One ticket with connecting flight but will have
      To by two separate return tickets. I have
      1 and a half hour for getting on the domestic flight
      And would prefer luggage checked in all the way
      From Barcelona to Analya.



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      Visit in November

      Istanbul Jul 3, 2014 at 7:05 AM

      How is the weather like in mid November? I thought of visiting Istanbul and possibly Cappadocia - how many days ideally is required, is 5 days to cover both sufficient?