Istanbul Safety?

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1. Posted by malaikas (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I am new to this forum, but am about to start an internship in Istanbul in 5 weeks. The front page of the paper yesterday morning regarding a possible coup in the coming weeks has me worried about safety, (particularly as I am a very liberal, Canadian muslim woman).
Does anyone have any advice for me? Is the political instability making it dangerous to travel in Turkey right now?

Thank you!

2. Posted by btaymaz (Budding Member 8 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

No problem Malaika;

Turkey is politically insatiable for last 30 years. Don't worry it is only political, it doesn't effect other things...

3. Posted by stuthkfl (Budding Member 115 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi Malaikas,
Don't afraid, it was just a kind of public demonstration with no violence. And a coup doesn't seem possible for Turkey anymore, current government was the first one which could give an answer to army saying those kind of declarations against a democratic government are not the soldiers' business...

So, everything is ok ;)

4. Posted by nesli (Budding Member 19 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hello Malaika,

I agree with the other people answered your question. Turkey is a safe country. Don't worry :) Life is going on normal here. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask.


5. Posted by inthemerde (Budding Member 27 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

There won't be any coup. Don't worry, everything's cool.

Have a nice time there!

6. Posted by ester.c (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

DonĀ“t worry at all . You will see ...It can happend the same that in Canada nothing else . Best regards Ester