Going on a year long student exchange program. I am 15, blonde with blue eyes,and fair. Some precautions I should take? What can I expect?
I will be somewhere between Izmir and Bodrum on the west coast
Where are you from? Precautions: the same as any other foreign country. Don't wander in dark lanes alone, go off with people you don't know and even some you do. If you were my daughter you wouldn't be going without me although I'm happy that turkey is safe enough, you are going to touristy areas and so I'd take the same precautions as if you were in a city in the uk (Izmir's a city) as mentioned above. about 5 years ago
Nothing to afraid. As Elsa wrote, the precautions are the same as in any other country and city. All parents in all cities of Turkey do ask their children to return before it gets dark and to take care. This is the same for everywhere.
And one thing that may come as a relief, you will see nearly all the girls in Izmir are blonde, beautiful and have blue/green eyes. Izmir is known to have the most beautufiul girls in Turkey.
And also all the Aegean cost is a touristical area. There are many tourists living here as residents in Bodrum, Fethiye, Kusadasi etc.
You can write if you need more details or if you have more specific questions.
Hope you enjoy your stay and education here in Turkey. about 5 years ago