Hubby & I planning long weekend Nov Istanbul. Even though no State Dept warnings not sure if all is "rosy" in Turkey. Any comments?
Istanbul for tourists
Annkreit, it's true that there's an occasional incident in Istanbul, but mostly they occur in outer suburbs away from the tourist centres. Check with hotel staff abiout shich areas to avoid.
The main trouble is in the far south east of the country, especially within 60 kms of the borders with Syria and Iraq and Iran..... but that's the other end of the (large) country from Istanbul.
Here's an article which has more on the threat of terrorism.
Phil from the safety hub. about 6 years ago