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No longer interested in visiting Turkey

Reader comment on item: A Frank Exchange of Views with Turkey's Ambassador to Israel

Submitted by Leo Murillo (United States), Feb 22, 2017 at 19:24

I have never been to Turkey and I would like to go someday from an historical point of view. But now with Erdogan things (freedom and secularization) has changed dramatically. I have two friends (Therapists)who used to go to Turkey to conduct training workshops in psychodrama they tell me that now there is even fear by the people themselves to speak freely. Also if they know you are an American, you might be subject to an attack (American sailors have been attacked) My friends tell me that Istambul always been very open and cosmopolitan (like New York) but things are changing quickly. The mood is very different.

By the way Dr.Pipes how often do you organize academic tours or visits to Israel?


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Daniel Pipes replies:

I have led four groups, two to Israel, one to Cyprus, and one to Western Europe. The next one is likely to be to the UAE in November 2017.

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Reader comments (8) on this item

Title Commenter Date Thread
2Oh man! Here we go again. [422 words]There is NO Santa ClausMar 1, 2017 00:15237060
2This exchange is embarrassing for the Ambassador [542 words]Ugur S.Feb 28, 2017 12:14237054
Pipes proves his point - again [17 words]Darlene CasellaFeb 24, 2017 12:45236954
I share Daniel's skepticism concerning Turkey [716 words]Michael SFeb 23, 2017 16:31236930
not quite right [104 words]Mohammed Waza Khiddif id'UllahMar 20, 2017 07:24236930
Erdogan the Nut [655 words]Michael SMar 26, 2017 11:40236930
Erdogan and Turkey [106 words]Malcolm CitronFeb 22, 2017 22:58236904
No longer interested in visiting Turkey [122 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Leo MurilloFeb 22, 2017 19:24236893

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