visas are available to Americans at the airport.

I am a retired American who has traveled widely.
I was in Istanbul for most of three months this year and decided to move my base to Izmir. Now it seems there are diplomatic problems that eliminate Americans use of My target date for moving to Izmir is February and I've been hoping that the 6 week old problem would disappear.
I recently read in Wikitravel that visas are available to Americans at the airport if they have stopped over for at least one day in Europe. Meaning that the visa ban only really applies to those coming on direct flights from the USA.
Is anyone aware of this possibility?

Hi Nobleness,

I created a new topic as from your post on the Turkey forum for more visibility.

Good luck,

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