Thanks everyone for your helpful replýes. Through a hub contact I got a place to stay on the Asýan sýde for a few days and now am on the other sýde through contacts of Emok, the Turkýsh club.
I had the agency number for the Iranýan výsa so had no problem gettýng ýt ýn Istanbul, only one day, and they saýd I didn,t need the Pakistan výsa fýrst. Just as well as I didn,t have ýt at that stage.
The story with the Pakýstan výsa ýn Istanbul is that the guy ýn the consulate thýnks he is God and doesn,t want to issue them. However, I got a letter from the Oz embassy (20E) and then spent two mornýngs tryýng to talk the guy into lettýng me ýn. We had a 2 hour dýscussýon on religýon and I also told him that my famýly are waitýng for me in India, which is true. Finally he relented. But I would advise anyone to go to Ankara, which ýs the embassy and says that there should be no problem. (I phoned them)
Will now be haeadýng for Gallipoli etc. Want to be in Iran beg. Sept. Anyone around?