Tupolev160 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1761 times:
Iran has suspended a few days ago visa free entry for the citizens of Turkey, amid growing tensions between the two countries related to developments in the region and the involvement of Turkey in Syria's unrest.
kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12411 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1732 times:
It might be intended as a rap across the knuckles for Turkey, but who gets hurt here? If Turks with spending money are discouraged - due to red tape - from flying to Turkey, they'll just fly elsewhere. Who loses? The Iranian economy - which can ill afford to lose more foreign earnings.
I think it's a panic measure by Iran, which is probably fearing the loss of the most important regional ally it has, with all that goes with that. A panic measure that only hurts them (Iran).
Tupolev160 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1619 times:
A very small number of Turks travel to Iran, the tourism is 10x the other way around. Turkey is the one getting more and more isolated in the region as a whole, not Iran. Who's Turkey's ally now in the ME, Isreal? Give me a break.
SOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3427 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1585 times:
Quoting Tupolev160 (Reply 2): Turkey is the one getting more and more isolated in the region as a whole, not Iran.
Interesting, tourism in Turkey is at full blast. Now that the gulf countries ordered there citizens not to travel to Lebanon, i assure you that Turkey will be there destinations. Now apart from Syria and Iran, Turkey has a great relations with all other countries. you mind telling us how you came to that conclusion, please.
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LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24895 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1495 times:
Turkey getting isolated?
Turkey everyday looks like a model role model for the region.
And regarding tourism, Turkey again this year will be setting arrival records, including lots traffic from neighboring states.
Matter of fact Turkey has never been more popular on Arab streets that currently. This can be seen with huge upswing in tourism and trade.
Now if you want to speak about isolated, then Iran is the piraya state. It has much more to lose in the geopolitical world if links with Turkey become strained.
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OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26863 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1486 times:
Quoting Tupolev160 (Reply 2): A very small number of Turks travel to Iran, the tourism is 10x the other way around. Turkey is the one getting more and more isolated in the region as a whole, not Iran. Who's Turkey's ally now in the ME, Isreal? Give me a break.
Think your off the mark big time here . If Turkey wants to hurt Iran they can ban members of the government and make Iranians need visas for Turkey. Iran will hurt more. Iran is getting more and more isolated by the day and will continue to suffer. Friends of mine in Iran are expecting air strikes within 12 months and a huge drop in their already ever depleting standard of living . They are sick of the regime that rules them but cant speak openly about it .
Turkey has taken a surprisingly positive stance in the regional crisis and I support what they are trying to do .
As for tourism they will not suffer as plenty of wealthy Arabs from the Gulf States still flock there as do many Europeans. Iranians will soon find a very limited list of countries that they can visit and anyone connected with the Iranian regime will find it impossible as time goes on . Long gone will be those London/New York/Paris shopping trips that they love to take . I think Harrods will suffer more than Turkey !