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Old May 6th, 2012, 07:31 PM   #341
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More like Yandex Street View?
Seems like yes, accidental blurs prove that (Normally, Yandex blurs human faces and car plates for privacy).

BTW Yandex recently launched their coverage of İzmir; http://harita.yandex.com.tr/-/CNGAuZ7x
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Old May 15th, 2012, 06:50 PM   #342
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At one point, I was actually thinking of daydreaming about a massive roadtrip whenever I plan to visit Turkey. So I tested it out to see how long it would take and my god, google maps suggested a drive time of AT LEAST TEN HOURS

From: Ataturk International Airport (Istanbul)

to: Mardan Palace Hotel (Antalya)

That is already inclusive of 100+ kilometers of driving along D650

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and obviously, I'd have to allocate time for bathroom breaks and a few meals.

Thankfully, Turkey allows speeds of 120 km/h in certain major roads so I'm hoping that should save up some time......I think. Oh and damn, I forgot to consider traffic conditions as well.

Hmm......fly or drive?

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I already factored the possibility of flying from Ataturk<->Antalya Airport (i.e. I heard Turkish Airlines offers Business class in that sector......with Personal TVs in each seat).

Thing is, I would want to be able to drive a car when I'm in Turkey.........and since I've observed that violent crime/murder/homicide is quite low in Turkey (note: If any Turks here say otherwise, then please correct me on this), well then........

I guess I would want to drive a Jaguar XJ



Supersport version with 500+ hp, 625 Nm max torque and 0-100 km/h in less than 5 seconds should help me drive Istanbul<->Antalya in less than the suggested 10 hour drive time........or at least that's what I've been thinking about.

What do you guys think?
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Old May 16th, 2012, 12:09 AM   #343
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Unfortunately, the speed limit is 90kph because D650 is a blue shield road, not green like O- coded ones.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 12:33 AM   #344
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120 km/h for motorways and 110 km/h for 2x2 highways. 90 km/h is the old limit.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 03:31 PM   #345
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Hmm.......you know what. I think my body can't handle a drive of more than 10 hours. I guess it's better to go with this approach then:
-Turkish Airlines Business Class (Ataturk->Antalya)
-Ship Jaguar XJ Supersport by helicopter from Levent, Bestikas Jaguar dealership to Antalya Airport
-Drive Jaguar XJ to Mardan Palace Hotel

I think that would still be splendid.

Anyways, thanks for the advice
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Old May 17th, 2012, 03:05 PM   #346
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I drove in 2010 Bucharest-Antalya in one leg, leaving Bucharest at 4 am and arriving in Antalya at around midnight. The trip from Istanbul to Antalya is not a difficult one so I would choose car over flying because I can better see the landscape, which is quite interesting on the route.

PS. Mardan Palace Hotel looks really nice, I saw it from outside, I stayed in Kremlin Palace, which is nearby
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Old May 17th, 2012, 10:08 PM   #347
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I drove already 4 times from Amsterdam to Istanbul. The fastest I could do was 23 hours, it was around 2.700/800 km. And two times from Istanbul to Erzurum (far east Turkey), but NO WAY again..
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Old May 19th, 2012, 01:50 PM   #349
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PS. Mardan Palace Hotel looks really nice, I saw it from outside, I stayed in Kremlin Palace, which is nearby
Haha yeah. Said to be the most premium and most expensive hotel in Turkey (either that or Kempinski Ciragan palace hotel). Either way, those hotels are mainly for the bigshots and big bank accounts.
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Old August 14th, 2012, 09:19 AM   #350
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Just finished reading this thread from beginning to end and I must say the road & highway system in Turkey is highly advanced, the sign boards are attractive .. and they look relatively empty, I think cud be due to the Highest gas price in the world where ppl are more attracted to use public transport system ?
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Old September 20th, 2012, 09:43 PM   #351
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This thread needs a bump, so;
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No motorway planned to Greece? And is there really another motorway U/C across the Bosphorus (black)?
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There already is a decent 4-lane road between Greece and O-3.

Most people don't know that Turkey has few motorways because there already is a nationwide network of 4-lane roads.
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There already is a decent 4-lane road between Greece and O-3.
Yeah, but it could be a motorway (especially compared to all those planned motorways).
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No motorway planned to Greece? And is there really another motorway U/C across the Bosphorus (black)?
Yes, the new 3rd Bosphorus bridge is part of the new track
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I had no idea about these two projects:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Bosphorus_Bridge
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasia_Tunnel

I only knew about Marmaray.
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Old December 10th, 2012, 01:43 AM   #358
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Eurasia Tunnel is for urban usage while the Third Bridge is for intercity bypass traffic.

Of course, the 3rd Bridge project is criticized for environmental reasons.
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Otoyol 31

What is the current status of the O-31 extension from Aydın to Denizli? According to some sources it should be completed in 2012, however if I look at mid-2011 imagery in this area there is no motorway under construction. The existing D-320 is a dual carriageway though.
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There already is a decent 4-lane road between Greece and O-3.

Most people don't know that Turkey has few motorways because there already is a nationwide network of 4-lane roads.
Is there a map of 4-lane roads in Turkey?
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