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meandu 9 Sep 2007 10:12

From Mardin Turkey to border Iraq Silopi how many miles and how many hours by Taxi?
 
Hi Guys,

Could someone please tell me if is possible. How many miles from Mradin Turkey to silopi the border of Iraq, and also how many hours is going to take by Taxi.

Youre answer is apperciate.

Meandu

ozhanu 9 Sep 2007 12:44

it is about 180-200 KM and the road is tarmac. Might take about 2.5-3 hours. However, it is army operation area. And most of the roads are controlled or closed by Turkish Army to prevent the PKK's terrorist attact. Also PKK puts landmines on the road. It is quite dangereous travel in that area. I am sure Turkish Army will take care of your security but not the Kurdish terrorist group PKK. You can easly find taxis or bushbusses there for a cheap price. Do not forget to negotiate ;)

Have fun.

meandu 9 Sep 2007 20:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by ozhanu (Post 149858)
it is about 180-200 KM and the road is tarmac. Might take about 2.5-3 hours. However, it is army operation area. And most of the roads are controlled or closed by Turkish Army to prevent the PKK's terrorist attact. Also PKK puts landmines on the road. It is quite dangereous travel in that area. I am sure Turkish Army will take care of your security but not the Kurdish terrorist group PKK. You can easly find taxis or bushbusses there for a cheap price. Do not forget to negotiate ;)

Have fun.

Hi Ozhanu,
Thanks alot for you quick replay. could you please tell me how much it cost by Bus in $ and by Taxi how much it cost from Mardin to Silopi?

another question could you also tell me how many miles from Diyarbakir to Silopi and how many hours? as on abve i asked you the fare price could you please tell me if you know the fare from Diyarbakir to Silopi?

one more question if you have been there pass the border to Iraq, could you pleazse tell me how was it is is it tight by Turkish side or Iraqi side to enter Iraq and the return from Iraq to turky?

Kind Regards

ozhanu 9 Sep 2007 22:23

Hi Again,

Diyarbakir-Mardin is about 280-300 Km. might take 4-4.5 hrs. Busses are not expensive in Turkiye. From Diyarbakir to Silopi might take app. $30 one person/one way. I cant give you any price for taxis, you have to negatiate. Wont be less then $150-200 from Diyarbakir to Silopi.
Borders... I really dont know how the border is now a days. If you want to cross it, I am sure you will.

best of luck


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