Letter: Instability in Turkey fuels risk of war

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The Independent Online
Sir: During my summer vacation in Bodrum, Turkey, I was very pleased to see Greeks from neighbouring islands, only five to 10 miles away, visiting Turkey in the morning, doing their shopping and returning in the evening by ferry boat. Later I found out that Greeks do not require a visa to visit Turkey, but Turks are not permitted to visit the Greek islands without a visa, which could only be obtained by applying to their consulate in Izmir, 250km away, and it may take two weeks to receive.

I suggest the Greek people should tell their politicians they have nothing to fear from the Turks, and let Turks visit their country freely, which I am sure will bring them closer and convince them they should not be afraid of the Turks.

H DULAGIL

London W9

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