Re: [Amel] Re: Disturbing messages from Turkey
I agree that Turkey is a more European country then Egypt but to tell someone it is safe without knowing what to expect is a bit to much. My point was that unless this area is very familiar to some one they must take precautions beyond someone with your experience. Maybe a guide. These are great people with a great culture but unless you know the area then you are taking a chance. Also ask the Armenians if the Turks are always non violent. You seem the think that we are all as worldly as you. I only wish it were so. I would feel more safe there then most American big cities if I knew what you evidently know. " Cannons to the right, onward rode the light brigade"toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Respectfully, Stephen Hancock, I disagree.
First of all, when discussing the degree of safety & security, anyone using any analysis compares the known or familiar to the unknown. It is a logical process. As far as I know, there is no place that is totally safe, therefore, degrees of safety.
Secondly, to then continue your argument with a "comparison" of Islamist Arab radicals in Egypt who want more religion in their government to non-Arab Muslims in Turkey who are protesting for less religion in government, contradicts your first premise which was against comparing Chicago to Turkey.
We arrived in Turkey in April 2011. How long have you been there? Where are you? We should meet and compare information.
Oh, and by the way, there is no way we would have considered Egypt in 2011-current time...and we will not cruise Israel...possibly you can understand our decision process.
We are going to be cruising Turkey this summer with our pre-teen granddaughter, "BeBe." Now you know where the name of the boat came from. We have been touring the world for the last seven plus years. I am constantly amazed how intelligent people react to news that has been twisted to make a headline, or gain a "click."
All of the above is my opinion, based on my experience and research. I believe that each person should make decisions based on the best information available.
Selfishly, I hope that some sailors stay away from Turkey...it was a little crowded last season.
BeBe, SM2k, #387
--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, Yahoo! Mail <sammie.whammie@...> wrote: