I have only been to Turkey once to explore Istanbul. And I know there are so many different places to visit in Turkey that are just incredible.
Istanbul was a super cool city. The vibes change depending on which part of the city you’re in. It is actually possible to avoid all tourists in Istanbul if you just go to the right places.
One of my friends from my home town (who is from Istanbul) has moved there a few years ago and chose to show my sister and me all the local spots.