Is Turkey Safe?
Posted by isturkeysafe
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Last Update : Tuesday, October 9, 2018
What makes a country safe? Safety has many aspects to think about. We are here for you to have basic knowledge on safety issues related to Turkey. You can find brief information in this text, click the related link to find all in detail.
- Terrorism : Terrorism is the first thing that comes to mind in terms of safety. In the past, there were a few terrorist attacks in Turkey; but the last terror attack to civilians were in late 2016. After the failed coup attempt in 2016, a state of emergency was declared. As a result of increased safety after this incident, there has not been any attack targeting the civilians in the last 2 years; so there is no terrorist activity/risk in popular regions. Click here for details of 'Terrorism threat in Turkey'
- Crime : When we look at general crimes, according to the World Bank rankings, the crime and theft rates in Turkey is far more below than these of USA and UK(click for the World Bank source). So you do not have to worry about it much.
- Transportation : Transportation can also create a question mark for Turkey's security. Is it safe to travel to and within Turkey? You should check our articles for Transporation Safety in Turkey, Driving Safety in Turkey, Safety of Taxis in Turkey, Uber in Turkey, Safety of Turkish Trains, Safety of Turkish Airlines. In short, there are points to pay attention to, but in general, transportation is safe enough for a foreigner.
Safety has many aspects to be mentioned, a few given in this article. You can start to check for all the remaining safety issues from links below.