I hosted for many travellers in istanbul. All I got from them is they had known too little about Turkey.
probably they watched some movies or were feeded by media negatively.
please don't be prejudicious before come to Turkey.
we always welcome you.
europian travellers usually gets wrong route to cross Turkey.
Turkey does not have just istanbul also some other sides to visit here they are;
anadolu feneri istanbul
alanya damlatas magarasi
but I live in istanbul
please let me know if you are passing istanbul.
if I am available I host for you if not we can grab coffe and share stories.
see you around