Merv and Ruth
From another thread on this forum:
"All travellers in Turkey should contact the Istanbul community, (it covers all of Turkey - see the community pages at http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/community/contactEnglish.shtml)
let them know you are there, and where you are heading.
They have offered to help, and since there are a number of people in the same predicament, if you all get together you can work out the best solution, perhaps you can get a deal on shipping 10 bikes at once.
So far from our research it seems like air is as usual the best way - fly to Delhi or Bangkok from Ankara or Istanbul. We will be putting up a new page in the tripplanning / shipping section on Thursday, and as we receive more info we will update. In the meantime, if you learn anything of interest please pass it on here, and if you get good shipping info please post it on the Shipping info submission form on the shipping page.
They do report that the border to Iran and Syria is open, and all seems normal as of afternoon of the 24th.
You may also want to contact each other directly - remember you can get each others email address from the mail icon at the top of each post.
Thanks, and good luck,