With the recent political stances Turkey has taken that has led to sharp words between Israel and Turkey, one may think that a visit to the country is not as desirable.
Nothing could be further from the truth. This is still an open and welcoming country that is not rigid in its thinking even though the current government has a decided Muslum bent to it.
There is just so much to see that to not visit if you have the opportunity is to lose out on a sense of history that is so important.
And you would also lose out on experiencing a culture, with its foods and richness of people, that always seem to move travellers so much that they are determined to return.
Istanbul, as it sits on the border dividing East from West, is also one of the most fascinating cities you will ever visit.
This is a country of contrasts, and as you move inland, the mushroom shaped formations in Capadoccia hold your fascination for hours.
Around Alanya you get to see the colorful boats that are still being used by the fishers of today to feed, not only the population, but for export to the rest of the world.
I am sure there are people who may have experienced problems in Turkey, but I have not heard of anyone who has been harmed by criminals during a visit.