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Nov 10

M16s and Minivans. Is it Safe? Balancing Risk and Travel.

I was traveling in eastern Turkey in early 2005 and after a long and painfully cramped bus ride from Doğubeyazıt, I arrived in Van.  I had barely gotten off the bus when I was approached by a smiling military policeman who spoke English (a rarity in eastern Turkey).  After a short conversation, he told me that …

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