Is Turkey safe for holidays in 2018?

Author : isturkeysafe


Last Update : 8/31/2018

Nearly 5 million tourists visit Turkey annually. Especially after the collapse on Turkish Lira in 2018, it has been much more attractive to visit there. Before visit, many people have questions about the safety issues in Turkey. Is it safe to visit Turkey in 2018? Is Turkey safe? In general, Turkey is safe enough for a tourist. For a touristic visit, Turkey is much safer than many countries. Let us tell you in some detail.
Terrorism is the first thing that comes to mind in terms of security. 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 holiday regions in 2018.(click for details of terrorism threat in Turkey).
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 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.In short, there are points to pay attention to, but in general, transportation is safe enough for a tourist.
Safety has many aspects to be mentioned, a few given in this article. You can start to check for all the remaining safety issues here, is Turkey safe?.

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