Where are you going? I was in Istanbul and surrounding areas last month, very safe.
Istanbul has many European tourists, and itself has a very European flare. The weather is still spring-like, probably still need a sweater, pants. There isn't a dress code per say over 7 years ago
Rafaella, Turkey is pretty cosmopolitan, especially the big cities. As in most places though, there are more conservative values in remote and rural areas. nothing extreme, but those cut-off shorts that leave nothing to the imagination should be saved for the tourist resorts.
WorldNomads.com has some great tips on staying safe in Turkey here:
and a funny article about the general level of harrassment here:
Nothing too much to worry about.
Phil from the safety hub over 7 years ago
Travelling around Turkey as a single woman is relatively safe but, as always, caution should be exercised and you need to be aware of where you are and your situation. I have moved around Turkey on my own and been completely fine.
I dress conservatively but will wear shorts and t-shirts without any problems, as well as dresses etc, but everything that I wear is not skimpy - so the shorts come to my knees and the t-shirt has sleeves, for example.
I have found that people want to chat with you all the time - on the bus, waiting for a taxi etc. I have always worked out that sometimes these innocent chats are a lead in for something else. A friend of mine now refuses to engage in chit-chat but I actually like it but I also know enough Turkish so can understand what they are talking about when they speak to each other.
My suggestions would be to not go off with a stranger, to always ensure that you know roughly where you are going, especially at night, dress modestly, take a wrap when you are on the overnight bus so you can cover up, dont accept drinks from a stranger etc etc. Probably be the same as you would at home - not everyone is out to trick or hurt you, but there will always be the odd one or two who will try their luck. over 7 years ago