I dont know what the embassy is thinking but the saves route is the north (actually the central) route. There is a Turkish Army controlled areas on south-east of Turkiye. This is because of the chaos in Irak. Some rebels-terrorist groups wanna leak out to Turkiye and wanna try to do some terrorist attack or wanna create unstability in Turkiye. The Turkish Army is along the south border (on Irak border) to prevent this leeking. After this little introduction here is the route that you could follow:
The best route to reach Iran from Turkiye is:
If you are in or close to Ankara follow: Ankara-Kirikkale-Yozgat-Sivas-Erzincan-Erzurum-Agri-Dogubeyazit-Iran. This is the saves route. There might be some army check points (probably not) but dont worry about it.
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Last edited by ozhanu; 19 Jul 2007 at 13:43.