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    I haven't been but you might like to check http://www.worldnomads.com as they have some free travel safety information once you join (which is free). And I quote : "Travellers should note that there are reportedly around 400,000 unexploded landmines in Turkey's south eastern regions, and many have killed over 500 people since 2004. The highest numbers of landmine-related deaths have occurred in Diyarbakir, Bingol, Tunceli, Siirt, Sirnak and Van. Additionally, the Turkish government's presence in the south east has led to a number of violent demonstrations and numerous deaths and injuries. The Turkish land borders with Syria, Iran and Iraq are unstable and are said to be the crossover point for numerous militants. Due to the instability in the region, checkpoints are a common sight and travel restrictions are often enforced."

    I'd go but would probably be a little more cautious than I normally would. almost 9 years ago

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    My advice is to visit Van and cities around Van with organized tours. over 7 years ago

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    Absolutely. Just don't go off the beaten path. Expect roadblocks and searches; it's no big deal. Van is fabulous. over 7 years ago

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