Letters of thanks
and good wishes.

vere heazlewood

Hakan, ( Paul )
You must have been born to be a guide-you are so good at it.
Thank you for guiding us through your wonderful country.
Good luck
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21 April-13 may 1998

Dear Hakan,
You have truly given us a wonderful trip.
Your organization is faultless, your knowledge is wide, and we have all appreciated the care you have taken with each and everyone of us.
The trip will be in our minds for a long time.
Janet, Henk and the Anzacs.
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Dear Hakan,
Ron and I would like to say a sincere "thank you" to you for making our "Grand Tour" of Turkey so memorable. We have so appreciated your very interesting commentary on both the Turkish history and customs of the Turkish people.
Your love of your country is very evident and for that , also ,we admire you. Thank you for sharing all of these things with us. ( As well as your good humour.)
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April 7 1998

      The glue that held the tour together was our marvelous guide. Hakan is fluent in English, highly educated and familiar with the complexities of Turkey's very long history. Even more important, Hakan is a gentle and gracious young man with a very positive attitude and a good sense of humor. He is a true ambassador of Turkey.
Thanks Hakan, We loved the tour.
Robert Lee & Mary B Lee
Bloomington MN USA

Nov. 3/98

Dear Hakan,
      With warmest thanks for your excellent care of us these past 20 days, and for importing to us so much of your wealth of knowledge of your homeland.
    I shall never forget this fascinating tour, and those famous long eyelashes of yours.
    May the years ahead of bring you great happiness.!!
Kathleen Arthurs
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My Dear Hakan,
I feel very fortunate that I had this opportunity to be on this tour and you were the guide.
You certainly have a wonderful manner of giving us some of the information you have about your country.
Your love of your country and people showed everyday. I am very grateful to you.
Fondest regards,
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You looked after us as if we were your parents.
We would again like to say thank you for your help and support.
John and Wendy Boykett
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Just to say an extra thank you for arranging a wonderful day for me .
Priene was so lovely that I did not want to leave.
Gail Guillet.
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You are one of the Turkey's many treasures.
Paul Bradley USA

Dear Hakan,
Thank you for a great holiday and for your patience with our foreign ways.!
Alan & Jean Day
Victoria Canada
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Dear Hakan,
We have been fortunate in our travels to have had some excellent guides. You rate right up there with your energy, enthusiasm and good humour. It was an excellent itinerary and it will leave us with many memories not the least of which will be you.
Thanks again and best wishes.
Gordon and Elizabeth Coll.
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Nov.12 '97

Dear Hakan,
I would like to thank you for the excellent job that you did while guiding our tour through Turkey.
You were very professional and also very patient. Your great sense of humour made our tour very ,very enjoyable.
I now have a greater understanding of your country and would love to come back again.
Your country is beautiful!
Good luck in the future!
Ann Cumbers Canada
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Dear Hakan,
Thank you for showing us a part of your country and sharing part of your culture. We especially appreciated the care you took with us and also your honesty.
It was also good that someone like you is proud of his country, Turkey.
Again thank-you,
John Harwyne
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Thank you Hakan,
For a wonderful and exciting trip. You have been very interesting to listen to when you gave us those lectures. It gave us an understanding and appreciation for your country.
It has been a pleasure to travel with you.
Good luck for the future.
June Revine, Canada
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may 5 '97

Dear Hakan,
My wife and I were very much impressed by your fiendly approach to our group and your knowledge of the various sites that we visited. So many things were made easy for us or done to us.
We wish you all the best in the future.
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Many thanks for your enthusiasm, sense of humour, and very memorable trip!
Bob & Don
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Dear Hakan,
Thank you so much for making this trip so interesting and enjoyable!
You know your stuff, work hard and are a nice person.!
Best personal regards.
Ken and Judy Williamson
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Nov 3 /98

Dear Hakan,
Ian and I wish to thank you for making our first bus­tour holiday so enjoyable. We both appreciated your efforts to import your knowledge of and enthusiasm for turkey to us.
As you know, much of Turkish life and culture is largely unknown to westerners, and your talks ( lectures ) were informative and provided the knowledge base which enhanced our enjoyment and appreciation of the country , its people , and its rich past.
Sincerely Derek, Canada
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Thank you very much for your most interesting and informative tour of Turkey. It is a pleasure to meet someone who is as proud of his country as you are!
Shall take many memories away from Turkey as a consequence.
Best of luck in the future.
Don McKinnon
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Dear Hakan,
This is jus a small appreciation for all the trouble and time you spent with us.
Your knowledge is unlimited and if I can just retain some of the information you passed on to us. I will always remember our pleasant trip through your beautiful country.
Best wishes for the future
Sincerely Lois Langley
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oct 16 '98

Dear Hakan,
Thank you so much for making our first trip to istanbul so wonderful and so memorable.
You are very special-we wish you the very best always.!
Tommy and Jenny Scheyder
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thank you for a lovely trip,
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Nov 97

Thank you for your leadership and objective information describing your wonderful country.
best regards
Alex & Lia Shewchenko
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You did a great job directing our tour. We look forward to visiting your web-site. Best wishes for the future.
John and Joan
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