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starting from Cesme (west coast Turkey) and having to pass to Iran, there are many routes but - generalizing - one on the north (Ankara, sivas, erzurum, dogubeyazif) and one on the south (konya, adanadyarbakir, Van)
The south one would drive to cross the border with Iran, in the south, at Kapikoy border, smaller custom, while the northern one drives to the most busy Bazargan, (lotta truks etc)
The southern seems to be more panoramic (lake Van, etc)
The distance is not too different, approx 1900/2000 km.
Anyone may give me suggestion on the better one ?(taking into account the customs issues)
Most people uses Dogubeyazit because people usually get their VISA for Iran from Iran Consulate in Erzurum and it is the main border gate between Iran & Turkey.
You could take southern route (hotter) and then decide whether heading up to the north or try to cross the border from Kapikoy.
As for the road conditions, winter at the east of Turkey is harsh so there is icing, snow etc. though main roads usually are ok (if it is not snowing) and temperatures are subzero most of the time. (Erzurum is colder than Van, around -5 to -10 C daytime and around -25 nighttime)
All the people I know who made Iran from Turkey have used Northern Dogubeyazit route without any issues. The crowd at the customs is also an opportunity to get detailed info and even help regarding the country (fuel, routes, etc.)
If you happen to pass by Izmir from Cesme just send me a PM. I can help you in and around.
I'll do, thanks.
Furthermore, I understand that there is a third border too: Seru, more south than Kapikoy....
Which one will be the best ????
I know, from my past experience in Mauritania/Senegal, that chosing the best border crossing may save you time, money and ... sometimes rage! (ie Djama vs Rosso!!!)
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