We cleverly planned a 15 hour layover in Istanbul on our way to Tanzania. Breakfast, Blue Mosque, lunch, old town, dinner. Travel Tip – as of October 2017 if you are a United States passport holder you are not allowed into the country of Turkey. We tried looking cute, we tried despondent, we talked to three different people but ultimately spent 15 hours in the airport. They gave us two food vouchers, one for breakfast and one for dinner and you can still drink Turkish coffee, but…..15 hours is a long time in an airport.
So this is really just a Travel Tip- no go.