The Best Cyprus Community

Skip to content


Turkey: Terrorism and Tourism

Everything related to politics in Cyprus and the rest of the world.

Re: Turkey: Terrorism and Tourism

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:45 pm

More bombs in Turkey - terrorists attack tourist areas. Very sadly, a number killed and injured:

Turkey’s president has said a suicide bomber of Syrian origin is thought to be responsible for a blast near Istanbul’s grandest tourist attractions that has killed 10 people, including foreigners.


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/j ... met-turkey

Has anyone been stupid enough to have been persuaded to visit Turkey by their recent inflated advertising time on TV and newspapers?
User avatar
GreekIslandGirl
Main Contributor
Main Contributor
 
Posts: 8959
Joined: Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:03 am

Re: Turkey: Terrorism and Tourism

Postby Jerry » Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:04 pm

Deepest sympathy for the victims regardless of race but that's the Turkish tourist industry well and truly fucked now. I wonder if the "scared of upsetting Turkey" European countries will now have the balls to stand up to that fascist State and warn their citizens against spending their holidays there. 12% of Turkey's GDP comes from tourism.
It's interesting to note that the current adverts for the Turkish colony in north Cyprus omit the word "Turkey", they simply refer to "North Cyprus". Perhaps they could see what was coming.
Jerry
Main Contributor
Main Contributor
 
Posts: 4638
Joined: Mon May 29, 2006 12:29 pm
Location: UK

Re: Turkey: Terrorism and Tourism

Postby DrCyprus » Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:20 pm

The victims were German and Norwegian. This was an ISIS attack.
DrCyprus
Regular Contributor
Regular Contributor
 
Posts: 1417
Joined: Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:51 am

Re: Turkey: Terrorism and Tourism

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:33 pm

Jerry wrote:It's interesting to note that the current adverts for the Turkish colony in north Cyprus omit the word "Turkey", they simply refer to "North Cyprus". Perhaps they could see what was coming.


I haven't seen any of these adverts, Jerry. Are they on TV? I did hear they were planning some for London Transport.
User avatar
GreekIslandGirl
Main Contributor
Main Contributor
 
Posts: 8959
Joined: Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:03 am

Re: Turkey: Terrorism and Tourism

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:35 pm

DrCyprus wrote:The victims were German and Norwegian. This was an ISIS attack.


And only yesterday there were further revelations of the extent of Turkey's complicity with ISIS. Who sanctioned this (timely) bombing (again), I wonder?
User avatar
GreekIslandGirl
Main Contributor
Main Contributor
 
Posts: 8959
Joined: Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:03 am

Re: Turkey: Terrorism and Tourism

Postby Zenon33 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:57 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:More bombs in Turkey - terrorists attack tourist areas. Very sadly, a number killed and injured:

Turkey’s president has said a suicide bomber of Syrian origin is thought to be responsible for a blast near Istanbul’s grandest tourist attractions that has killed 10 people, including foreigners.


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/j ... met-turkey

Has anyone been stupid enough to have been persuaded to visit Turkey by their recent inflated advertising time on TV and newspapers?




Terrorist Erdogan got a taste of his own medicine.
User avatar
Zenon33
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 616
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:49 pm
Location: Limassol, Cyprus

Re: Turkey: Terrorism and Tourism

Postby Jerry » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:02 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:
Jerry wrote:It's interesting to note that the current adverts for the Turkish colony in north Cyprus omit the word "Turkey", they simply refer to "North Cyprus". Perhaps they could see what was coming.


I haven't seen any of these adverts, Jerry. Are they on TV? I did hear they were planning some for London Transport.


I saw one on Facebook, it was a poster in the London underground.
Jerry
Main Contributor
Main Contributor
 
Posts: 4638
Joined: Mon May 29, 2006 12:29 pm
Location: UK

Re: Turkey: Terrorism and Tourism

Postby Kikapu » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:05 pm

Surely, Turkey/NATO/Erdogan are ALL guilty by association, if not directly, for the murders of all these people in Istanbul, for the fact that Turkey/Erdogan is in bed with ISIS, for them to carry out their terrorism.

Isn't it strange, that Istanbul has about 17 million Turks living in it, and ALL the dead and wounded are foreigners and except for one wounded Turk. How could that be? Who assisted the bomber to be where only foreign tourists were? Where were all the Turks? Couldn't all been praying, because it is not Friday yet?

I smell a rat?
User avatar
Kikapu
Leading Contributor
Leading Contributor
 
Posts: 13541
Joined: Sun Apr 16, 2006 6:18 pm

Re: Turkey: Terrorism and Tourism

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:44 pm

Jerry wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote:
Jerry wrote:It's interesting to note that the current adverts for the Turkish colony in north Cyprus omit the word "Turkey", they simply refer to "North Cyprus". Perhaps they could see what was coming.


I haven't seen any of these adverts, Jerry. Are they on TV? I did hear they were planning some for London Transport.


I saw one on Facebook, it was a poster in the London underground.


Was this definitely a recent advert? I'm not on Facebook.

I know they had attempted this advertising campaign once before, several years ago, and it was abandoned after protests to London Transport. But it would surprise me if Boris the Turkophile can do the decent thing and prohibit this.

Any moves to clean up these criminals from advertising their stolen wares?
User avatar
GreekIslandGirl
Main Contributor
Main Contributor
 
Posts: 8959
Joined: Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:03 am

Re: Turkey: Terrorism and Tourism

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:52 pm

This is from Michael Daventry's blog:

Ban North Cyprus adverts,London politician says
16 February 2012

A London Assembly member is campaigning to ban Tube advertisements for flights to North Cyprus, despite a similar campaign eight years ago costing taxpayers over £150,000 in legal fees.

Brian Coleman, the Conservative assembly member for Barnet and Camden, has been branded “a disgrace to politics” for wanting to remove Pegasus Airlines posters promoting flights to Turkey and North Cyprus from the London Underground. His latest bid aims to convince Transport for London to remove the airline’s advertisements because they are “deeply offensive” to his Greek Cypriot constituents.

“Many families lost their homes when they were illegally taken after the invasion,” Mr Coleman said, referring to Turkey’s 1974 military intervention in Cyprus in response to a Greek-backed coup. “I have set up an online campaign to encourage Londoners to write to the Transport Commissioner Peter Hendy to voice their concerns, and to call for the adverts to be removed.”

FACEBOOK CAMPAIGN

The campaign, “Greek Cypriots against Pegasus Tube Advertisement”, has launched a Facebook page, where it invites respondents to email Peter Hendy, TfL’s Transport Commissioner, with a message urging him to remove the Pegasus adverts.
User avatar
GreekIslandGirl
Main Contributor
Main Contributor
 
Posts: 8959
Joined: Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:03 am

PreviousNext

Return to Politics and Elections

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest