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Ripp
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Turkey---experience hunting there??
      #305672 - 24/09/17 04:05 AM

I got in on an unscheduled hunt to Turkey--Nov 1-9th of this year..

Will be hunting Bezoar Ibex..


Wondering if anyone has any experience there as to going through customs, what to expect, etc??

They said they have guns, but in my experience I'd rather bring my own which I plan on doing..

Thank you for your help..

Ripp

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Re: Turkey---experience hunting there?? [Re: Ripp]
      #306509 - 17/10/17 06:32 AM

hello Ripp
can't help but what happen now with your trip after the political problems between turkey and the united states?

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Re: Turkey---experience hunting there?? [Re: lancaster]
      #306510 - 17/10/17 06:59 AM

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hello Ripp
can't help but what happen now with your trip after the political problems between turkey and the united states?





Ironic that you ask..:)

Just requested my refund from Turkish Air this morning based on the current political "mood"...

My travel agent sent this to me last week.

https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/turkey.html

and this..

https://millionmilesecrets.com/2017/10/0...key-affect-you/

Turkish Air is offering full refunds until 10-31-17 as a result--which is good...

Ripp

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Re: Turkey---experience hunting there?? [Re: lancaster]
      #320226 - 01/10/18 02:43 AM

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hello Ripp
can't help but what happen now with your trip after the political problems between turkey and the united states?




Going to give it another go--heading out Nov 3, 2018...

All booked....hopefully with better luck this time...

Ripp

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Re: Turkey---experience hunting there?? [Re: Ripp]
      #320235 - 01/10/18 10:35 AM

Better luck this time. Be interested to see how the trip turns out for you Ripp.

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Re: Turkey---experience hunting there?? [Re: Rule303]
      #320239 - 01/10/18 12:47 PM

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Better luck this time. Be interested to see how the trip turns out for you Ripp.




In lieu of the state of the world in that part of the planet..I also am hoping I make it back to tell you..

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Re: Turkey---experience hunting there?? [Re: Ripp]
      #320269 - 02/10/18 06:11 AM

Best of luck mate on the hunt, don't dally over there longer than you have too!

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Re: Turkey---experience hunting there?? [Re: Ripp]
      #320270 - 02/10/18 07:25 AM

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Better luck this time. Be interested to see how the trip turns out for you Ripp.




In lieu of the state of the world in that part of the planet..I also am hoping I make it back to tell you..




An AK with 10 magazines might be a more appropriate rifle to be hunting with.


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Re: Turkey---experience hunting there?? [Re: Rule303]
      #320275 - 02/10/18 09:27 AM

I would not support this hunt, Art. I am concerned for your safety.

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Re: Turkey---experience hunting there?? [Re: Daryl_S]
      #320292 - 02/10/18 11:43 PM

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I would not support this hunt, Art. I am concerned for your safety.




Thank you for your concern Daryl..

I am actually making some calls today..figure out what is or isn't going on in the area we are suppose to be hunting..

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Re: Turkey---experience hunting there?? [Re: Daryl_S]
      #320299 - 03/10/18 01:16 AM

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I would not support this hunt, Art. I am concerned for your safety.




TODAYS WEBSITE INFO:

Terrorism: The potential for terrorist attacks in Turkey, including against U.S. citizens and interests, remains high.

Terrorists have previously attacked U.S. interests in Turkey, including the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, and the U.S. Consulate in Adana.
Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Turkey. Terrorist organizations also explicitly target Western tourists and expatriates for kidnapping and assassination. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas.
The U.S. government restricts U.S. Mission personnel and family members residing in or visiting Istanbul from congregating in large groups at locations in Istanbul frequented by Westerners or expatriates.

Under laws passed in 2018, Turkish security forces have an expanded legal ability to stop and search individuals and to detain individuals without charge.

For your own safety:

Carry a passport or identiy document at all times.
Follow local news sources during your stay to remain abreast of any potential areas, dates, or times of concern.
Exercise caution and good judgment, keep a low profile, and maintain a high level of vigilance.
Avoid demonstrations, which may become violent and unpredictable.
Obey the instructions of Turkish security personnel at all times.
There have also been threats and acts of violence targeting religious minorities, groups, institutions, and places of worship in Turkey. The level of anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic sentiment remains significant.

Crime: Overall street crime in Turkey is low; however, you should use the same precautions you would take in the United States. The following types of crime have been reported in Turkey:

Pick-pocketing, purse snatching, and mugging. Carry only necessary items when in tourist areas.
Residential crime occurs more often in major cities, with criminals targeting ground floor apartments for theft.
Sexual assault has occurred in Turkish baths (hamams) or spas, in taxis, and when traveling alone at night. Assaults involving date rape drugs have also been reported.
Confidence schemes occur where travelers are tricked into ordering food or drinks at a restaurant, and then are charged incredibly high prices. Patronize well-established restaurants and ask to see a menu with prices before ordering anything.
Scams are common in Turkey, particularly internet scams involving people who met online. Typically, the person in Turkey asks the other person to wire large sums of money to provide financial assistance. Do not send money to someone you have never met in person. Exercise due diligence when purchasing jewelry, rugs, or real estate. See the Department of State and the FBI pages for information on scams.
Southeastern Turkey: We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens avoid southeastern Turkey, especially areas close to the Syrian border.

U.S. Government employees are subject to travel restrictions to the provinces of Batman, Bingol, Bitlis, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Hakkari, Hatay, Kilis, Mardin, Mus, Sanliurfa, Siirt, Sirnak, Tunceli and Van. Mount Ararat, in Agri province, is a special military zone, and access permission must be obtained before coming to Turkey from a Turkish Embassy or Consulate.

The following incidents and activities have taken place in southeastern Turkey:

Terrorist attacks: Terrorist groups, including Da’esh, also referred to as The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or The Islamic State of Iraq and ash Sham (ISIS), and the PKK (the Kurdistan Workers’ Party), have conducted large-scale attacks in the area, including suicide bombings, ambushes, and the detonation of car bombs, improvised explosive devices, and other homemade weapons. The PKK has attacked Turkish military and police personnel in the southeastern provinces, occasionally harming bystanders.
Restricted access: Turkish security forces control access to the southeastern provinces of Hakkari, Mardin and Sirnak along the Iraqi border, and the entire Turkey-Syria border. Do not photograph or video Turkish military operations or attempt to enter military installations anywhere in Turkey.
Kidnapping for ransom: Various terrorist organizations continue to finance their operations through kidnapping for ransom operations, especially near Turkey’s southeastern border. Take precautions in any meetings with individuals claiming to be directly involved with any side of the Syrian conflict or purporting to raise funds for assistance to Syria. These precautions include conducting all meetings in public places.
Shootings: Turkish towns located along the border with Syria have been struck by bullets and artillery rounds that originate in Syria, some resulting in deaths or injuries.
Road blocks: Use commercial air travel whenever possible while traveling to southeastern Turkey. If road travel is necessary, drive only during daylight hours and on major highways. The Turkish Jandarma (rural police) monitors checkpoints on roads. Cooperate if stopped at a checkpoint. Be prepared to provide identification and vehicle registration. Remain calm, do not make any sudden movements, and obey all instructions. We strongly discourage the use of public transportation in the southeastern region.
Demonstrations: Violent clashes have taken place between Syrian refugees and Turkish citizens, either in organized demonstrations or as a result of a perceived provocation.
Curfews: The Turkish Government has instituted temporary curfews in cities throughout the southeast due to blockades of certain neighborhoods by the PKK. Adhere to any locally imposed curfews.
Victims of Crime: Report crimes to the local police at 155 and contact the U.S. Embassy or nearest consulate. Remember that local authorities are responsible for investigating and prosecuting the crime. See our webpage on help for U.S. victims of crime overseas. We urge U.S. citizen victims of sexual assault to contact the U.S. Embassy or closest consulate.

We can:

help you find appropriate medical care
assist you in reporting a crime to the police
contact relatives or friends with your written consent
explain the local criminal justice process in general terms
provide a list of local attorneys
provide our information on victim’s compensation programs in the U.S.
provide an emergency loan for repatriation to the United States and/or limited medical support in cases of destitution
help you find resources for accommodation and flights home
replace a stolen or lost passport
Domestic Violence: U.S. citizen victims of domestic violence may contact the Embassy for assistance and visit the Embassy webpage for resources.

For further information:

Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
Call us in Washington at 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution and Travel Advisories.
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See traveling safely abroad for useful travel tips.

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Re: Turkey---experience hunting there?? [Re: Ripp]
      #320301 - 03/10/18 01:22 AM

Yikes!

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Re: Turkey---experience hunting there?? [Re: Ripp]
      #320313 - 03/10/18 07:21 AM

Ripp if you are going and going to the east if you are not up on the Black Sea I would suggest not going. Even then I would be thinking twice.

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Re: Turkey---experience hunting there?? [Re: Rule303]
      #320333 - 03/10/18 04:24 PM

Haven't been keeping up with the "Turkish" news recently and not up to date. Other than Erdogan is a dictator in the making or already is. Manipulated the "coup" to remove all his political rivals and opposition. Making noises about making Turkey "Islamic".

Have there been any serious or widespread terrorist attacks in Turkey recently? Or more than usual?

Lots of tourists go to Turkey, especially the Meditteranean coasts.

Unfortunately our Aussie news services have been severely dumbed down, to lobotomise the sheeple. Mostly 80% fake news "sport" and other pretend news. Almost nothing on international news from around the world, excepot for the usual fake news, Russian manipulation of the US elections, Trumo hate stories, pro NWO stories. Occasionally real news seeps through. Don't have pay channels at my farm, so get most news off the internet. Really interesting when able to watch news reports from Russia, Germany or France or other countries.

Obviously the SE of Turkey is a potential problem zone and some areas of the East. But Turkey is a big place. If the outfitter is good and handles security well and it is in a non hot spot area, why not?

Turkey would not be on my priority list however. But I have not hunted as widely as you Ripp.

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Re: Turkey---experience hunting there?? [Re: NitroX]
      #320340 - 03/10/18 11:09 PM

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Haven't been keeping up with the "Turkish" news recently and not up to date. Other than Erdogan is a dictator in the making or already is. Manipulated the "coup" to remove all his political rivals and opposition. Making noises about making Turkey "Islamic".

Have there been any serious or widespread terrorist attacks in Turkey recently? Or more than usual?

Lots of tourists go to Turkey, especially the Meditteranean coasts.

Unfortunately our Aussie news services have been severely dumbed down, to lobotomise the sheeple. Mostly 80% fake news "sport" and other pretend news. Almost nothing on international news from around the world, excepot for the usual fake news, Russian manipulation of the US elections, Trumo hate stories, pro NWO stories. Occasionally real news seeps through. Don't have pay channels at my farm, so get most news off the internet. Really interesting when able to watch news reports from Russia, Germany or France or other countries.

Obviously the SE of Turkey is a potential problem zone and some areas of the East. But Turkey is a big place. If the outfitter is good and handles security well and it is in a non hot spot area, why not?

Turkey would not be on my priority list however. But I have not hunted as widely as you Ripp.




Bezoar Ibex---

Checking into things... the US Travel had similar warnings the last time I traveled to Kyrgyzstan as well... however 6 weeks after coming back there was an attack a the airport where we did have an 8 hour layover..

As to news..its the same over here..liberal haters like CNN are beside themselves since Trump won... typical liberals, didn't get their way so they are stomping their feet, pouting and crying like the 2 yr old mentalities they posses .. makes me smile just watching them carry on..

I am checking with people in the know..will make the correct decision hopefully once I have all info gathered..agree someone--don't think the booking agent or outfitter would be sending hunters into bad areas..would make for a short lived business..

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Re: Turkey---experience hunting there?? [Re: NitroX]
      #320357 - 04/10/18 04:43 AM

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Unfortunately our Aussie news services have been severely dumbed down, to lobotomise the sheeple. Mostly 80% fake news "sport" and other pretend news. Almost nothing on international news from around the world, excepot for the usual fake news, Russian manipulation of the US elections, Trumo hate stories, pro NWO stories. Occasionally real news seeps through. Don't have pay channels at my farm, so get most news off the internet. Really interesting when able to watch news reports from Russia, Germany or France or other countries.





John,

A small sampling of our news lately--- lefty's gone wild.. ..this article is very funny...satire at its finest..
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-c...cal-and-cynical

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