Turkey is one of the safest countries in the world to travel and its crime rate is low in comparison to many Western European countries. Interpol ranked Turkey as one of the safest holiday destinations in Europe for travelers. Naturally, a person who travels to Turkey should exercise the same precautions that they would elsewhere & be aware of security concerns that affect all international travelers. The Turkish Government take air safety very seriously & maintains strict oversight, particularly on international flights. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has placed Turkey’s civil aviation authority in Category 1, in full compliance with international aviation safety standards in overseeing Turkey’s air carrier operations.