Turkey is a country full of treasures to discover: Istanbul, Antalya, Cappadocia, Ankara … Cities, ruins, beaches and natural wonders that have attracted thousands of tourists year after year.
However, the altercations that the country is experiencing, and especially Istanbul , have made many travelers who had in mind to travel to Turkey looking for other destinations . And is that when you travel on vacation, what you least want is to be immersed in a situation of anguish and danger. The rejection of tourists to travel to the country is one of the consequences of the latest political demonstrations . But is it really that dangerous? Should we give up our trip for the sake of our safety?
According to the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, traveling to the country is "completely safe." They claim that the protests that have taken place in recent days in Istanbul’s Taksim Square have already been quelled and the protesters evicted, and that the city is safe for tourists.
On the other hand, the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation recommends that tourists who wish to travel to Turkey "exercise extreme caution and avoid the most conflictive areas." They warn that the protests have spread to other cities such as Ankara, Izmir and Antalya. Therefore, it is necessary to be careful when moving (both within a city and from one city to another), as well as trying to avoid any demonstration or public disorder.
Be that as it may, it seems that Turkish tourism is already suffering from these demonstrations and protests. In fact, there is talk of approximately 30% cancellations in Istanbul.
In any case, the decision is personal. If you decide to go ahead with your plans, be cautious. But if the fear of being immersed in a dangerous situation is not going to let you enjoy the trip, it will not be a bad idea to postpone it for a better occasion.