Is it safe to travel to Turkey in 2017 ? What to avoid?
Almost %90 of travelers ask this question before they travel to Turkey. Is it safe to travel to Turkey? Is it safe to travel to Istanbul? What to avoid or where not to go?
Why should you have a holiday in Turkey?
Is it safe to travel to Turkey, is it dangerous to go there? Well, Turkey and especially Istanbul is still one of the most popular destinations of travellers. It's full of beauty and very rich in heritage.
The country is also famous with it's great cuisine, welcoming people, splendid sand beaches and most of all low prices. While you visit historical sights of Istanbul, you still have chance to swim and rest on the beaches of the sea of Marmara and Black sea which is only 30 km from the center.
Or if you want to enjoy the Turkish riviera and have a resort kind of a vacation in Antalya, you can still get a car and visit the ancient Olympos city within the borders of Antalya city.
And British traveler's most popular destinations such as Marmaris, Bodrum or Kusadasi is only 1 hour drive away from the ruins of Ephesus and virgin Mary house.
1 or 2 weeks of vacation will never be enough to explore this beautiful country and that's is why people come again and again.
Is it Safe to Travel to Turkey?
World has changed. There are problems everywhere. Some people believe that it's just political games while other believe other things. The fact is that we can't stop living our lives. And traveling is one of the best ways to enjoy life.
Many people suffered from terrorist attacks and mas shooting including United States of America, Barcelona, Brussels, London etc.
So it can happen anytime,anywhere to anyone. Hopefully we will have a peaceful year of 2018 when people can travel without any fear.
Which places to avoid in Turkey?
Foreign and Commonwealth Office advise against traveling to within 10 km of the border with Syria and to Diyarbakir city
The FCO advise against all but essential travel to:
- South eastern cities such as of Sirnak, Mardin, Sanliurfa, Gaziantep, Diyarbakir, Kilis and Hatay provinces
- Some areas of Siirt, Tunceli and Hakkari
Click on the link to see the map of FCA for the places that you should avoid visiting Map of places to avoid visiting in Turkey
What if you already booked your holiday to Turkey and want to cancel?
If you already booked your holiday to Turkey, i would suggest you to look forward to it. Come and enjoy. If you are planing to cancel it or if you are not sure about booking, make sure that you reserve with flexible and refundable prices. So you can check the situation until the last moment and then decide whether travel to Turkey or not. Just keep that in mind that prices are lowest of the last decade and it might be the best time to visit Turkey.
The answer of the question " is it safe to travel to Turkey? is same as Paris, Barcelona and London.
"You just don't have the media support and this beautiful country and beautiful people deserves better " told by many travellers this year.