Safety

Is it Safe for a Young Woman to Travel in Istanbul Alone?

Istanbul is a LOT safer than any comparably sized city in almost every respect. Still,...

Do most of the police officers speak English?

Not all of them, unless you are calling the Tourism Police in Sultanahmet. Those in...

Is it safe to hitchike in Istanbul?

Istanbul is a massive metropol with about 15+ million people living in it. In my...

Is it safe for women to walk alone at night?

It is safe for women to walk alone at night in Istanbul, and there are millions that do...

What are some important food & water safety tips for people visiting Istanbul?

Food ordered in Istanbul's restaurants is very safe and delicious.  However,...

Is it safe to eat street food in Istanbul?

It is safe to eat most street food in Istanbul.  Depending on the season and/or...

Where are the worst places for street harassment in Istanbul?

According to Hollaback! Istanbul, the worst places for Istanbul street harassment are,...

Is Istanbul bike-friendly?

Istanbullus (the residents) are bike friendly. Traffic and the city itself are...

Do you have to drink bottled water in Istanbul?

You should drink bottled water in Istanbul just like the locals do.  Bottled...

Are any of Istanbul's bridges open to pedestrians?

Well, none of the bridges over the Bosophorus are open to pedestrians except during the...

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