Hey – this is a fair enough question with issues in Syria and Iraq.    Let me address this with the following points:

We would never invite you to travel here if there was legitimate safety concerns for tourists.

In the event that the U.S. State Department positively restricts travel to western Turkey we will refund your trip costs less any direct expenses previously incurred (such as pre booked flights for which we are unable to get full refunds).

We live here with our small children and often see that what the media portrays and what the on the ground reality are very different.  In fact in all the years of living here we’ve never been concerned for the safety of ourselves, our families or any of our travelers.

Don’t take our word for it check out these other expert friends or ours that also give wisdom related to travel here: