Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Seeking reasonable itinerary for 16 days
  2. 2 Rome or Venice first
  3. 3 Trip Report No Reservations...our laidback Paris Christmas
  4. 4 Eloping in London, honeymooning in Paris!
  5. 5 Uber vs. TfL
  6. 6 Berlin
  7. 7 Best day trips from Turin, Bologna, Cortona
  8. 8 Lunch near Amboise, Loire Valley
  9. 9 One free day in Barcelona
  10. 10 Trip Report LONG Trip Report Barcelona & Costa Brava June 2017
  11. 11 8 in Rome or Rome + Amalfi in June
  12. 12 Lake Como - Luzern - Germany (need help) - Amsterdam
  13. 13 Villa Honegg: an insider's tip for the Central Switzerland
  14. 14 Rest in Peace, Colonel Chilcott
  15. 15 Trip Report Jamikins and Bikerscott in Andalusia
  16. 16 Lille Braderie 2017
  17. 17 Wine Shipping from Puglia
  18. 18 Apartment Montreux area
  19. 19 Trip Report Trip report: Portugal, Barcelona and Switzerland
  20. 20 Norther Spain first Iteniary
  21. 21 Trains in Italy
  22. 22 Please help with hotels in Seville
  23. 23 Restaurant suggestions in Bologna
  24. 24 Spain, Portugal, 10 days family of 7.
  25. 25 Scotland - drive around or form bases ?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Is Hakkari really "open for tourism"?

Jump to last reply

In Hürriyet there's an article - Kurdish peace bid allows for rediscovery of prehistorical paintings in Hakkari - http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/kurdish-peace-bid-allows-for-rediscovery-of-prehistorical-paintings-in-hakkari.aspx?pageID=238&nID=73321&NewsCatID=375

And I see this Russian guy, Ivan, has recently gone by motorbike to Hakkari and then the D400 near the border with Iraq and Syria - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1018740
He said "Gendarmes sometimes check local cars.
Near the border with Iraq, checked my passport.
PS. were very kind, drink tea, showed the Russian machine guns and AK :)
Along the border with Syria gendarmes no, there freeway."

The UK Foreign Office has the region as "advise against all but essential travel" - https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey

I fancy going to see the rock art at Trişin Yaylası, probably motorbike, maybe June next year. And I'm thinking that it looks pretty OK to do this. It's only 200km from Van city to Hakkari. I guess there are not many hotels around.

7 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement