usa – refund of Turkish Airlines tickets for medical reasons

For example, if you have a ticket that does not allow for general refunds at any time, or in other words, you have a ticket that restricts the refunds in total, or until a date before the travel date. It is unlikely that you can request a refund.

After reviewing the General Conditions of Carriage of Turkish Airlines, I can not find a clause that covers reimbursement for illness or other medical reasons for the inability to travel. In this case, there is no automatic right to a refund. This is important for Turkish Airlines customer service, but they are not required to refund the tickets.

Depending on the coverage and policy, you may be eligible for travel insurance. However, you may be in a difficult situation if you do not contact them, if your entire family has decided not to fly – that is, the insurance company often wants to discuss something, and it may not cover the voluntary decision not to fly any other than the involuntary decision not to fly.

Depending on the Class of Ticket you have purchased, you may be required by Turkish Airlines to request a credit for the residual value of the Ticket in order to use it for future travel. Many airlines believe that under certain circumstances a ticket may still have value when the travel date has passed.

Air Travel – Can I fly through Vancouver Airport without a Canada Visa? Air Canada and Turkish citizen

I am a Turkish citizen and live in the USA. I just bought a flight that flies over Vancouver Airport.

It is the following itinerary

Air Canada 8090 -> Seattle, USA to Vancouver, Canada
10:57am arrival and 12:00pm departure, 1 hour 3 minutes layover
Air Canada 63 -> Vancouver, Canada to Seoul, South Korea

Air Canada 64 -> Seoul to Vancouver
10:35am arrival and 1:45pm departure, 3 hour 10 minutes layover
Air Canada 8095 -> Vancouver to Seattle

I have my required travel documents for South Korea and the US ready. However, I do not have a Canada tourist visa or any kind of transit visa.

Is there a connection area at Vancouver airport that I can use to do these flights?

Vancouver airport has informed me that I need a visa. CBSA has informed me that I need a visa, but many people on the internet say I do not need a visa. I only have a hand luggage and will not check in any luggage.


Transit – 144-hour visa for Beijing – Turkish stamp and express train to Hong Kong

In a few days I should fly to Bejjing and then take the 8-hour train from Bejjing to Hong Kong with 144 TWOV.

The problem is that I have read many articles / discussions online about people who are denied having Turkish stamps in their passport.

The second problem is that I want to take the high speed train from Bejjing West to Hong Kong, but I also read that this train is not qualified and only the slow 24 hour train is qualified.

The third issue, which does not help these two previous ones, is the final destination in Hong Kong as anti-Chinese protests in Hong Kong increase.

Should I drop the ticket and go ahead or risk it and go?


turkish visa one-time entry

My wife and I are traveling to Istanbul. She has a Pakistani passport and a green card for the USA. So we could get an entry visa for them. But the problem is that we plan to travel from Istanbul to Dubai and stop on either way to Istanbul. So the real question is whether we can get the one-time visa twice in the same month. Please let me know, as all have not responded, including the Turkish embassy and the Turkish airline! Many thanks

Turkey – single or multiple entry for a Turkish work visa, if I do not know how many times I have to go?

This question refers to: Work visa and work permit exemption for German citizens in Turkey. Short summary: I have to go to Turkey for a week to configure a system that my employer has sold through our Turkish partner.

At the moment, only a visit of one week is planned. However, it is likely that there will eventually be updates to the system, and at least for major updates, our local partner may need assistance. Considering that I'll be the one who knows the system best, I'll probably be the one to be sent to help with such updates.

So, while at the moment there is only one visit planned, does it make sense to apply for a multiple-entry visa, even if I do not know when or if I will go there next?

Time zones – What time zone should we travel for our flight from Vietnam to Bogota, Colombia with Turkish Airlines?

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I am a Filipino passport holder. When I book a flight via Turkish Airlines. Which time zone should we follow? My country, Philippines? Turkey? Or Vietnam? Because we will leave Vietnam. I'm very confused because these countries have different time zones. So I do not know which time zone I should follow during our flight.

So, if our departure time is in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, 21:10 or 21:10, are we leaving at 21:10 in Ho Chi Minh? And then the arrival on 16 September at 4:15 clock in Istanbul. But in Istanbul they are 4 hours late at the time of Ho Chi Minh. So, 4:15 am in Ho Chi Minh, in Istanbul it's 00:15. So we only use Vietnam time for our next flight from Istanbul to Sao Paulo? Please check the time and date in the photo.
I am really confused !!

sharepoint online – get a file with Turkish characters

I use Java with Rest API to get Sharepoint files online. It's fine, but if the file contains Turkish characters, I can not get it.

If the file name is "test.pfd", I can open the file, but the file name is "─░test.pdf", I can not. Do you know how to get the file?

    public void getTheFile(String sitePath, String path, String file) {
    try {

        String filePath = ProjectUtil.DESKTOP_PATH + file;
        Desktop desktop = Desktop.getDesktop();
        File f = new File(filePath);
        Boolean goAhead = false;

        if (f.exists()) {
            Object() options = { "Yes", "No" };
            if (JOptionPane.showOptionDialog(null,
                    "There is the same file on your desktop. Are you sure?",
                    "Cancel", JOptionPane.YES_NO_OPTION, JOptionPane.QUESTION_MESSAGE, null, options,
                    options(1)) == 0) {
                goAhead = true;
        } else {
            goAhead = true;

        if (goAhead) {
            String siteURL = "https://" + SHAREPOINT_HOST + "/" + sitePath;

            String wsUrl = siteURL + "/_api/web/GetFolderByServerRelativeUrl('" + path + "')/Files('" + file+ "')/$value";

            // Create HttpURLConnection
            URL url = new URL(wsUrl);
            URLConnection connection = url.openConnection();
            HttpURLConnection httpConn = (HttpURLConnection) connection;

            // Set Header
            httpConn.setRequestProperty("content-type", "application/json;  charset=utf-8");
            httpConn.setRequestProperty("Authorization", "Bearer " + AUTH_TOKEN);

            // Read the response
            String httpResponseStr = "";
            InputStreamReader isr = null;
            if (httpConn.getResponseCode() == 200) {
                Files.copy(httpConn.getInputStream(), Paths.get(ProjectUtil.DESKTOP_PATH, file),StandardCopyOption.REPLACE_EXISTING);
            } else {
                isr = new InputStreamReader(httpConn.getErrorStream());
                BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(isr);
                String strLine = "";
                while ((strLine = in.readLine()) != null) {
                    httpResponseStr = httpResponseStr + strLine;


    } catch (Exception e) {
        System.out.println("Error while reading file: " + e.getMessage());

Air Travel – Turkish Airlines: Flights with changed date / time can not be re-included

We are having problems with the take back system of Turkish Airlines and are a bit panicked.

We – a group of 6 people – booked and paid for a flight from Budapest to Ankara with a stopover in Istanbul, supposedly from this Monday (15 July), 9:05 am. The booking was made in two parts of 3 people, the problem is there with both reservations. When we tried to check in online about an hour ago (July 13th – 8:00 pm), we were amazed when the check-in page displayed the message that we had to shut down our flights again (as we have no pre-booking have received notification).

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So we started changing the flight and got to the point where we chose the new times:

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However, if we click Next to continue to the next step – presumably a summary before payment – a technical error will be displayed. We recommend to check our selection again:

A technical error occurred during flight selection. Please review your selection and try again.

Is something wrong with our rerouted flights or is this a problem on the Turkish Airlines side? What should we do if we are unable to finish our flight before the flight starts because of this error? We are approaching an event, so our top priority is to get there in a timely manner.

We tried to contact the Hungarian Customer Service, but so far we have had no luck (possibly because of the late time, even though we called them at 20:00 and they claim to be available by 20:30).