Security

Scary ATM Credit Card Fraud & Tips For Staying Safe

Last week, I had an experience where my credit card was cloned. I received a SMS...

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...

Where are the worst places for street harassment in Istanbul?

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

How is the crime rate in Istanbul compared to other European cities?

Compared to most of the big cities of the world, Istanbul is quiet safe. You would...

What happens if I get arrested in Istanbul?

The Turkish police are generally quite friendly to foreigners.  The most important...

What are a few Turkish words I can say if someone starts harassing me so they will stop?

Check out this video from Hollaback! Istanbul answering this very question!...

If I see someone harassed, what should I do?

As a foriegn bystander your options are a bit limited, sadly. What you can do is...

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