Dogubayazit Warnings and Dangers

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    When you see this sign -----

    by June.b Written Sep 20, 2010

    --- means back off, DO NOT ENTER OR PASS, it's a military zone unless of course you really wanted to spend free nights at the holiday inn-side the barracks or go under military tribunal or worst get shot!

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    Military controls

    by DPando Written Apr 20, 2007

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    i left Dogubayazit with the proposal to get Trabzon in the afternoon.. the journey was so so long.. due to 4 or 5 army controls on the town outskirts, and the main reason is "the kurdish problem"
    Once in the city there are a lot of hedquarters.. impressive was my feeling..how in a small town like that there was around 2 or 3 huge army complex !!! (not nice btw)

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    Power Cuts

    by duncanburt Written Sep 3, 2005

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    No really a danger, but can be a bit alarming when the whole town goes black.....

    Power cuts are frequent, at least when we were there.

    We were there for just over 24 hours and had a least three power cuts so be prepared.

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    Closed

    by MalenaN Written Jan 12, 2005

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    Isak Pasa Palace is closed on Mondays. That could be a terrible disappointment if you have walked 6 km uphill in the heat, and have planed to leave the day after. Well, you can change your schedule and stay one more day, or you might feel it is enough to see the fantastic view over the palace, the mountains and the plain below.
    If a group is coming on a Monday they can arrange before to have it opened.

    Outside a closed Isak Pasha Palace

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    Dogs

    by MalenaN Updated Jan 12, 2005

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    I must admit that I am a little bit afraid of dogs and meeting a sheepdog alone is not what I want to do. The second time I walked the 6 km up to Isak Pasa Palace during my visit in 2004 it was towards the evening and on a small hill above me a dog was standing barking at me. The road turned and went straight towards the dog. As my hart was beating a little extra I left the road and climbed a hill to descend to the road on the other side. I did not dare to turn my head to look at the dog.

    On the way to Isak Pasha Palace

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    Beware of dogs !

    by ByeByeBayan Updated Jun 22, 2004

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    The dogs watching the sheep are really frightening : They arrive very quickly and just jump on the car, barking very loud. They are really threatening. I wouldn't have climbed those highlands walking, and I came out of the car only to take photos, but I wasn't looking too cheery ! I don't have any picture of those terrifying dogs, but on this photo you can see that it's very foggy. The thick fog comes as quickly as the dogs.

    Is there a dog hidden in the fog ?
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    Keep your passport near you

    by ByeByeBayan Written Jun 18, 2004

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    Like in the rest of the South-East, you will be stopped at army roadblocks. I recommand that you keep your passport handy, so that you don't have to look for it in your luggage. Usually you will be asked those questions :
    - Which country do you come from ?
    - Where are you going ?
    - What are you here for ?
    They take your passport to make a photocopy. Once, we were offered a glass of tea by a military because the formalities were quite long. Once, the sergeant started searching through our bags, but he gave up very quickly.

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    police and military

    by chauncenetta Updated Dec 27, 2003

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    Pretty much, the military rules here. There is a huge base and an invisible yet formidable population of various "Intelligence". Take for granted that the Turkish Secret Police will be aware of your presence. Just make sure you always have your passport with you and don't do like I did and shoot photos too close to military. Easy mistake to make but can cost you time spent in interrogation, wondering, how DO you say "call my embassy" in Turkish to the nice men in sunglasses who have joined you at breakfast in a dim hotel dining room & heeding mental notes to say tesseker ederim unstead of gelik sparstickum.

    waiting conscripts

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    Yol control

    by MalenaN Written Dec 6, 2003

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    At some roads in eastern Turkey the military has checkpoints. They stop the buses and cars and the passengers have to identify themself before going on. Don't put your passport in the laguage boot but have it with you inside the bus, ready to show.
    Around Dogubayazit the bus was stopped on these roads:
    Erzurum - Dogubayazit
    Dogubayazit - Van

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    Isaak Pasha Serail & a sensitive borderline

    by globetrott Written Nov 16, 2003

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    Be careful, when walking in the area of Isaak Pasha Serail and the other castles and fortresses in the surroundings.
    The Border to Iran is just about 3 Km and your interest in the lovely landscape might be misunderstood by the customs.
    Camping out in the landscape is not advisable eighter.

    The border to Iran in Dogubayazit
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    mount ararat lies in turkey,on...

    by fabrice Written Aug 24, 2002

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    mount ararat lies in turkey,on the border with armenia,but this picture is taken from the road dogubayazit-gübürlak(border with iran)

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