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Old Oct 31, 17, 2:23 pm #136

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Press Release updated on TK website to reflect changes/refunds through 11/20.
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Old Nov 4, 17, 7:35 am #137

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Another data point - earlier this week I was in Ashgabat and heading to Moscow with a long connection in Istanbul. I headed to the Visa on Arrival counter, was asked where I came from, and answered Ashgabat. Without verifying, the clerk immediately placed a sticker in my passport and asked for payment.

The immigration official also asked where I came from, and didn't bother verifying against my ticket either (but perhaps they already had this information on their screen?).

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Old Nov 4, 17, 10:23 am #138
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Amazing how long this visa squabble has now lasted. I suspect it will end before xmas, but who really knows. I guess the "good thing" is that the number of Americans visiting Turkey has slowed to a trickle given the bombs and such, so it's not affecting that many people. But now the bombs seem to have stopped (fingers crossed) so perhaps it would be wise for the Turks to solve this problem. That said, it will take many years, and possibly regime change, for Turkey to again be a popular tourist destinations for Americans. Sad.
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Old Nov 4, 17, 10:30 pm #139

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Amazing how long this visa squabble has now lasted. I suspect it will end before xmas, but who really knows. I guess the "good thing" is that the number of Americans visiting Turkey has slowed to a trickle given the bombs and such, so it's not affecting that many people. But now the bombs seem to have stopped (fingers crossed) so perhaps it would be wise for the Turks to solve this problem. That said, it will take many years, and possibly regime change, for Turkey to again be a popular tourist destinations for Americans. Sad.
It really is a shame... a few years ago it seemed like it was rapidly gaining popularity.... and then the issues... and just when it looked like things were simmering down this happened.

Now I doubt there is much concern about tourism relative to business concerns. I’m just surprised that the business community isn’t hopping mad about this situation and demanding a fast resolution. Isn’t there money to be made and this isn’t making that isn’t any easier?.

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Old Nov 5, 17, 1:52 am #140

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I'm going to wait to see how the visit from the Turkish Prime Minister goes before I change my ticket for December. I also noticed it didn't take long for the Turkish Airlines stock to recover.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 9:20 am #141

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http://yenisafak.com/en/world/us...-visas-2797713

Let's see how the Turkish government responds...
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Old Nov 6, 17, 10:05 am #142

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US Embassy in Turkey has announced that they will resume for visa operations limitedly. Limited meaning, there will be very few applications will be accepted and emergency cases will be prioritized.

It is obvious a positive step on subject which will reduce tension on both sites.

I expect Turkish Goverment will respond similar step to this very soon and afterall both sides will lift the visa-ban mutually, probably happen very soon.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 10:22 am #143

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Within hours of the U.S. announcement on Oct. 8, Turkey said it was implementing reciprocal measures
http://reuters.com/article/us-us...-idUSKBN1D61VQ
E-Visa is still not available on the website though.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 11:50 am #144

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E-Visa is still not available on the website though.
Just try tomorrow. It is 20:49 in Turkey right now. IT guys probably resting at home Tomorrow they should enable it
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Old Nov 6, 17, 3:30 pm #145
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E-Visa is still not available on the website though.
I suspect this is just a timing issue as has been said, but keep in mind that the US announced they are "partially" started issuing visas again, and Turkey matched that. It's possible that e-Visas don't fit within their definition of "partial"...
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Old Nov 7, 17, 4:33 am #146
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Last evening I was in the lounge and was waiting for my shower next to the TV wall (downstairs). It was a big event on all Turkish TV stations. I do not understand Turkish so I thought they just cut a deal - only then on BBC I noticed the 'limited basis' info.

PS. I hope 'limited basis' includes issuing visas for TK pilots and F/A's as I have 2 flights to ORD booked during the Danish mega sale...
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Old Nov 7, 17, 11:16 am #147

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I just checked the e-visa website. Still not available for US ordinary passports.
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Old Nov 7, 17, 11:39 am #148

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I just checked the e-visa website. Still not available for US ordinary passports.
https://bloomberg.com/news/artic...ng-over-trials
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You can now apply for visas through your local Turkish embassy, $200 for a multiple entry visa.

No e-visa or visa upon arrival, though unsure about transiting from a European or other 3rd country. Assume visa on arrival via that method would still be applicable.
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You can now apply for visas through your local Turkish embassy, $200 for a multiple entry visa.

No e-visa or visa upon arrival, though unsure about transiting from a European or other 3rd country. Assume visa on arrival via that method would still be applicable.
Here is a tweet from the embassy confirming this.

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