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EK 35 diverted to Trabzon

Old 5th Feb 2016, 07:43
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Originally Posted by cprior

And to those who have good things to say about the hospitals in Turkey: They have this mobile-text-based system of appointment reminders and all such.

And unlike AER less of a visa hassle, plus a very good chance to find English language skills.
Actually, for those who think that there would be a problem with medical treatment in Turkey, I'd remind them that continuing to the UK would mean using the NHS. That would probably mean waiting a month for an appointment and a further six for any treatment if you were lucky enough to get any, and based on my experience, you'd have a 50/50 chance of having a doctor that can spell their own name, let alone correctly diagnose the problem.

Oh, and the standard of English in Turkey is much higher than in England.
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What else is Trabzon renown for, a little more akin to aviation than hamams (that`s the Turkish version of the Roman baths) perhaps.

Back in May 2007 a Sky Arrow 650 , some kind of a light job, went down in the high terrain around Trabzon. A Brit named Michael A. Newman and his friend a Pakistani light general , both private pilots lost their lives.

Here is the link to the story.

Benhall: Businessman and pilot Michael Newman?s death was a ?tragic accident? - coroner - News - East Anglian Daily Times

Mystery of Briton's death in air crash - Telegraph

It is the sort of place where the combination of sea and mountains makes for fickle weather all year round.
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Originally Posted by Chronus
It is the sort of place where the combination of sea and mountains makes for fickle weather all year round.
Fickle weather, good for the tea plantations. So probably a good british destination after all?
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Originally Posted by cprior
Fickle weather, good for the tea plantations. So probably a good british destination after all?
Capital idea ! Afternoon tea and simits to the caterwauling of a string quartet of saz players. Must drop a line in the suggestion box.
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