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Letter of the week
You asked the question “Would you take a holiday in Turkey?” (Turkey Sails On, last week). My answer would be, “Why wouldn’t we?” The threat level in tourist areas has been no higher than in Spain, France or the UK. The greatest danger is that you will inevitably be captivated by the genuinely warm people, stunned by the scenery, and feel the need to gorge on delicious food.
Barbara Hall, Kent

The reality is so many places can be labelled as having security fears, yet Turkey has borne the brunt. I visited Belek in April and Istanbul a few weeks ago, and felt as safe as I do in London or Manchester. Turkey is a diverse and wonderful country, and I would…

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