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Published on : Tuesday, August 29, 2017
As a kind of protest against country’s air carriers dropping the numbers of their flights and tours to Turkey, Norwegians have started a social media campaign lately. This campaign is also against the raising ticket prices. Campaigners, side by side have demanded all the tourism firms to increase their Turkey-bound flights particularly for the 2018 season.
Launched on Facebook, the campaign went viral as kind of a voice against annoyance using the hashtag #JaJegReiser (YesIamgoing), has reached half a million people as of now.
Sixty-seven-year old Steinar Johansen and communications student Çınar Şimşek, had introduced this campaign. He observed that the supporters of the “Yes I’m Going” hashtag protested particularly about the lesser number of Turkey flights along with pricey air ticket prices.
Lately, a Facebook user had showed his anger on a page titled Alanya Scandinavian Community (Alanya Skandinaviske i Samfunn Alanya). The page has over 10,000 followers, writing the following comment: “What can I do if airlines and charter companies cut off all the roads?”According to another, a direct complaint should be filed on travel companies to attract the notice.
Another page follower had this to say: “It is time for people to understand that there is [no] war in Turkey and it is safe to visit the country,” “Here in Norway winter is cold, I recommend warm coast in the far south” and “I returned from Alanya two weeks ago and I am looking forward to going again.”