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Pestering waiters and shop keepers.

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Pestering waiters and shop keepers.

I`ve been to Turkey quite a few times, but stopped for the simple reason that I got sick of being pestered to `eat, drink. buy , shop` absolulety everywhere.

Does this still happen, ot have they realised that they will atually lose custom.

Just returned from Cyprus, where it didn`t happen, but still would prefer to return to Turkey.

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1. Re: Pestering waiters and shop keepers.

Hi You will be happy to hear, that the hassling has pretty much stopped, new goverment rules that they cant hassle customers, not outside of their shop premises or restaurants etc....so its pretty good now, if they dare to over-step the mark and risk being caught by local police then they face losing their licenses, from anything like 2 days to 2 months.....so they have definately learnt their lessons now! x

Get yourself to Turkey... :)

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2. Re: Pestering waiters and shop keepers.

It still does go on though. 2 bars in Altmulten area got closed for 3 days when we were there last week (Lost Boy's & Oasis).

Not as bad as Egypt though, lol

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must admit we were plesantly surprised last year that there was little or no hassle, to be honest if it was still bad it would have been our last trip after going every year bar one since 96. if it does happen just keep walking and when you return to the same areas they will get to know your face and not bother you.

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we went for a wk and didnt get hassled. they want u to read their menus and offer discounts etc, but they do this everywhere i have ever been, they just want to show u how much of a wide range of food they have. thats all, didnt get hassled for bars etc, they do for trips but u just keep walking, they dont follow or anything.

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5. Re: Pestering waiters and shop keepers.

The hassle got so bad, something had to be done by the Authorities.

They have done an excellent job in closing places down for several days.

Where better to hit them, than in the pocket. Peak season and closd, a lot of money lost.

The word spreads fast, they learn there lesson fast.

Hassle free, trouble free !!

Ekin Legend & Number 1

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