Is April a good time to travel to Istanbul ?

Hello there.
My name is Nelly am 25 years old and am originally from Berlin but live in Lausanne, Switzerland.

It's my first time posting here, so I'm not quite sure how it works. But I'll give it a try anyways.
I'm planning to come to Istanbul from the 6th to the 10th of April. I wasn't worried about it at first, but now that I bought the ticket all of my friends and family start to scare me with the local political situation.

I tried finding answers on blogs, on fb, on websites, I even called the German embassy, but no one really knows. So If there is someone who lives there, or is there at the moment or knows something about the situation over there, I would really appreciate hearing about it.

Thank you very much for reading.
Have a nice day 😊


Hı Nelly

Similar questions have been posted recently. You can search the forum to get answers.

Specifically regarding the current situation, it is more political with outcomes that might affect economy rather than anything else. There does not seem to be any affect on people living in Istanbul or the tourists here.

So far, as an expat,  I also have not seen the situation as bad as it is portrayed in media.

April will be spring in Istanbul, the weather will be mildly cold and good to go see places. Having said that,  I would recommend making sensible decisions while visiting any city. e.g. if you come to Istanbul,  it would be wise to avoid over crowded places etc.

Hope this feedback is helpful. If you have any other questions, please feel free to post again.

Good luck
Zeeshan … IQ_BIIdzAO worry about while planning your trip to Turkey.

Just a quick note; there will be a constitutional referendum to be held in Turkey on 16th of April which is almost a week later than your departure. I mean just dont get surprised if you see a number of large political demonstrations that are usually taking place at large gathering grounds including Yenikapı(please go visit the link#1 to see the exact location) or Bakırköy(link#2).

Given that those two places have nothing to attract tourists' attentions in any way, the only thing to do for you should be to bear this in mind. E.g. public transportation(ferry, trams, subways, metrobus etc may be more crowded than normal), police check points etc.

Have a nice trip already! And enjoy İstanbul!

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